Posted By:Camille Berry, Author at Okanagan Wine Club

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Wine Investment 101: Everything You Need to Know

September 18, 2017 - By 

Perhaps you've toyed with the thought of wine investment. If you've dabbled in collecting, it's the next logical step. Before you decide to take the plunge, here are a few things to know.

Why Invest?

The first question, of course, is why invest in wine in the first place? Well, fine wine can appreciate ...

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Canada Dry: The History of Canadian Prohibition

August 9, 2017 - By 

Although it didn't last more than several years, Canadian Prohibition has had long term effects that we still feel today. With roots in the 19th century, the movement to outlaw alcohol grew from smaller bans on a local level and culminated in a nationwide embargo on almost all things booze. Sure, the bans were lifted, but the wheels set in motion over one hundred years ago stil ...

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Okanagan Versus the Rest of the World Round Seven: Syrah

April 17, 2017 - By 

Like many of the previous grapes covered in this series, Syrah has French origins. Although sometimes thought to have ties to the Iranian city of Shiraz, DNA testing has proven otherwise; Syrah is the offspring of Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche, two grapes indigenous to southeastern France.

Here's the thing: Syrah and Shiraz are two sides of the same coin; a single grape variet ...

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Okanagan Versus the Rest of the World Round Six: Gewürztraminer

March 30, 2017 - By 

Perfumed with heady aromas of lychee, peaches, roses, jasmine and exotic spice, the wines that the pink-skinned Gewürztraminer grape makes are unlike any of the other varieties we've covered so far in this series. As far as noble or classic grape varieties go, Gewürztraminer isn't as widely planted or even as popular as the likes of the Pinots, Cabs or ubiquitous Chardonnay, but that doesn't mean it's any less delicious or versatile when i ...

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Okanagan Versus the Rest of the World Round Five: Cabernet Sauvignon

March 20, 2017 - By 

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world's most planted wine grape, the most popular red, and easily the most successful of all the international grape varieties. Originally from South West France, this red grape has since reached the farthest corners of the winemaking world, dominating vineyards in even the unlikeliest of regions.

Believed to get its name from the French sauvage Read More