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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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Forchini’s 2004 Zinfandel Proprietor’s Reserve: Zin-fully Delicious

Frank’s back from his road trip and it was an undisputed success. In fact, he’s still raving about the wineries, the people, and the climate. Now I just need to get him to apply fingers to keyboard… not that I’m … Continue reading

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Cruising West Coast Wine Country Sideways

I am tired, grouchy, and as one of my crew said, “man, you need a holiday so bad.” Okay, so his grammar’s not the greatest, but when my entire crew – and Susan as well – seem to be conspiring … Continue reading

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Love and Wine: A Thirst for Romance?

The classic fairy tale of discovering a message in a bottle just took a new turn – a pretty weird one. Here’s the premise. You’re lonely and looking for romance. Grab yourself a bottle of Soif de Coeur wine – … Continue reading

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Wine Quote of the Day April 13, 2007

Okay, so we have no idea who Hannu is – other than that we believe he’s Finnish – but this was fun. If you can’t put the bottle in a safe place under your chair, you are either in too … Continue reading

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