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Okanagan Valley, Wines of British Columbia

Wine production, quality, and tourism are booming in the Okanagan Valley, Canada’s predominant wine district of the five contained within British Columbia; the other officially­ designated viticultural areas being Similkameen Valley, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Gulf Islands. The boom enjoyed by its more than 240 wineries has been generated in great part by its […]

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Canada’s LCBO to introduce weight limits on bottles

According to a report in Decanter the Canadian province of Ontario will introduce an upper limit for how much an empty bottle of wine may weigh. Decanter refers to a letter written by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) that specifies an upper weight limit for bottles of 420 grams for wines retailing at […]

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Canada and Sweden leads in demand for organic wines

Canada is seen as them most attractive growth market for organic wines in a new report from Letis. The demand for organic wines is expected to grow with 20% annually in Canada. The demand for organic wines in Europe is somewhat lower, but still healthy: between 5% and 15%. It comes as no surprise that […]

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Study wine in British Columbia

The University of British Columbia in western Canada runs a series of wine courses as part of their continuing studies program. In February they have a special interest course on the wines from Okanagan, in March there’s a course on food and wine pairing, and in April they have a more intensive course that is […]

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The Wine Atlas of Canada | BKWine Pick

The Wine Atlas of Canada By Tony Aspler, photographs by Steven Elphick Random House Canada This is the first book we have read on Canada. And if you want an introduction to wine in Canada, this is an excellent choice. After a short introduction and history (and some very recent history!) the author takes you […]

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