As a wine professional, I hear it all the time - “I LOVE wine!” delivered with an excited giggle, and a knowing glance. The sly smile says it all - no explanation required - an abundance of wine is consumed on the daily. This sentiment
Wine is somehow unlike any other beverage – there is something so evocative and romantic about it. It has the ability to strengthen entire cultures, societies and secret clubs devoted solely to its cause. It can make the smartest of individuals obsessive – even going
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Shop local initiatives are on the rise in the Okanagan; from local subscription boxes to locally branded apparel and committed wine club memberships. Okanagan Wine Club is a prime example and solution for
A common question thrown around by wine lovers: what is the best wine, for the cheapest price? It seems to be a never ending search - a dangerous game even - seeing how low in price you can go without compromising quality. While high calibre
There's a reason why some oenophiles make such a fuss over old vine wines. Ask any winemaker and they'll tell you that old vines yield fruit of exquisite concentration – perfect building blocks for intensely-flavoured, complex wines. And as wine lovers, we can all attest
Ask any wine expert or professional what their preferred wines are - light bodied reds are likely a top choice. However, these wines can be misunderstood by the average consumer – assumed to be thin or watery.
A simple exercise to try - think of
It might be an overly simplistic manner in which to draw conclusions; but part of what makes us human, is the ability to make judgements, and thus observations of one another. This shrewd skill helps us in assessing character, and determining whether we have the
The legalization of cannabis and its effects on the BC wine industry.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 recreational use of cannabis in Canada was officially legalized, making it the second country in the world to do so.
Canada has a progressive history; from being the fourth country
Is wine vegan?
It’s impossible to visit any restaurant, grocery store or café these days without being bombarded by the trend du jour: veganism. Take to any social media channel and you’ll be inundated with vegan recipes, vegan only food festivals, and a not so pleasant
The best way to stay current about British Columbian wine is to hear from the people who taste it, purchase it and sell the most of it — the sommeliers.
Here are the secrets and insights that sommeliers from award-winning restaurants in Vancouver want you to