Category Archives: BC Wine Institute

Painted Rock Estate Winery

Painted Rock Estate Winery 400 Smythe Drive Penticton BC, Canada, V2A 8W6 The Wines 2011 Chardonnay $26.70 This Chardonnay is a great food wine. The oak does not overwhelm on this wine because of its nice restrained use. I wish … Continue reading

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Guess the BC Winery

We have spent the last few days in the Okanagan, doing barrel tasting and meeting wine makers. From the pictures below can you guess which vineyards or wineries we have visited ? We will be doing a series of blogs … Continue reading

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New Standards for BC’s Wine Industry

Although there’s been little fanfare, British Columbia’s wine industry has a new set of standards and regulations. Thanks to a provincial law passed on July 18, 2007, and named the Wines of Marked Quality Regulation, these new standards come under … Continue reading

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British Columbia’s Gulf Islands Make VQA News

There’s a new appellation in British Columbia. Well, okay, it’s not really that new – two years old actually. But it arrived with so little fanfare, many people are still not aware of its existence. Even Appellations America only recently … Continue reading

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Bloom: The BC VQA Spring Releases

The sun shone, the mood was festive, the setting a combination of traditional elegance and West Coast eclectic. All in all, a perfect way to celebrate Bloom, the annual release of BC VQA wines. And so, on May 15th, we … Continue reading

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