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Sip, sip, hooray! Howard Soon Wins Canadian Winemaker of The Year, 2021

 Howard Soon, master winemaker at Vanessa Vineyard, is the recipient of The Karl Kaiser Canadian Winemaker Award, presented by the Wine Growers British Columbia and Wine Growers Canada at the Wine Growers British Columbia Industry Recognition Awards' virtual ceremony...

Innovation, philanthropy and giving back earn Glenn Fawcett the Award of Distinction from Wine Growers British Columbia

Photo credit: Rafal Weigel Philanthropist, innovator, community leader, and wine ambassador Glenn Fawcett is recognized for his considerable contributions to the wine industry by the Wine Growers British Columbia (WGBC) with its highest honour – the WGBC Award of...

Run, don’t walk… “OMG” Half Corked ticket release is back

Mark your calendars: limited spots available for purchase on July 20th, 2021 at 9:00am On Tuesday, July 20th at 9:00am PT Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country will be releasing a limited number of “OMG” tickets for the immensely popular Half Corked experience, which...

Valley Commons launches August 2021 in District Wine Village

Valley Commons, a new BC winery, launches at the new District Wine Village in the south Okanagan this August.  New to the wine scene, but no strangers to the world of hospitality, winery owners Kyla Richey and Rudy Verhoeff have chosen the District Wine Village in...

Valley Commons launches August 2021 in District Wine Village

Valley Commons, a new BC winery, launches at the new District Wine Village in the south Okanagan this August.  New to the wine scene, but no strangers to the world of hospitality, winery owners Kyla Richey and Rudy Verhoeff have chosen the District Wine Village in...

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Okanagan vintners celebrate a decade in the Okanagan

May 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Roche family arriving in Canada to the Naramata Bench. Today, Roche Wines is a family-run winery situated on the beautiful Naramata Bench. Given the current climate, the family will not be having a big in-person celebration,...

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Students tap into New World wine expertise

Wine science students from the University of Adelaide are benefitting from unique insights from the US wine market by meeting remotely with leading ecommerce experts from Seattle and California. The skills they learn will give them the edge in the industry when they...

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Demystify the World of Wine with somm

Demystify the World of Wine with somm

Innovative new app launches new wine marketplace and helps everyone pick the best wine for their occasion, food and budget The world of wine can be an archaic — and intimidating — place. There are some 10,000 varieties of grapes that can be used to...

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Exploring the origins of wine regionality

Exploring the origins of wine regionality

The world’s best winemakers create wines that are distinctive and unique to the region from which they originate. These wines are said to express ‘terroir’ – a sense of place.   The University of Adelaide is bringing together experts from around the world in a...

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Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

Australian wine scientists are shedding scientific light on the processes underlying traditional practices of Australian Aboriginal people to produce fermented beverages.  The scientists from the University of Adelaide and the Australian Wine Research Institute...

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