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BC wine

Canada’s Top Wine and Wine Touring Regions from Coast to Coast

By SHANNON KELLY

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia (Photo: Megan Mallen)

By global standards, the Canadian wine industry is still in its infancy, but increasingly its vintners are perfecting the varieties of grapes that thrive in our climate and wineries are producing award-wining bottles.

Young also means interesting: Many Canadian wineries are a pleasure to visit for their innovative pairings and tours, forward-thinking design and meals prepared by chefs snagged from top restaurants in metropolitan areas, who enjoy creating menus from the surrounding local bounty. A small wine community can also mean a chance to chat with the winemaker directly and not fighting back-to-back tour buses. (more…)

Talking BC Wines with Kurtis Kolt and Jake Skakun of Cherries and Clay

Vancouver-based wine blog Cherries and Clay was started by Jake Skakun and Kurtis Kolt in 2008 to share their passion for wine, report on “rad tastings” they attend or just blog about things they “get stoked on”, which may veer away from wine into hockey, music and urban planning. (more…)