By Elizabeth Hans McCrone “Wine education won’t necessarily sell wine, but it gives you a reference to sell wine.” So says Rick Toyota, the Director of Hospitality and Sales at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, California. Toyota is discussing the relatively recent emergence of degree and certificate programs offered to prepare people for a …
Aromatic, crisp, fruity and stylish, are all descriptions that can be applied to wines made from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and also to those from Alsace. This is a rather forgotten region that is the source of lovely wines in the north east of France and often thought of as only the home of Gewurztraminers.
I have two bottles of wine in front of me. Both are chardonnay from the Yarra Valley 2013 vintage, and made in exactly the same way in the same winery, Oakridge. But they don’t taste the same. One is subtle and subdued; the other is fragrant and tangy.
Drink again. As Stephen Brook found on a recent trip to Friuli, there is a nucleus of winemakers crafting Pinot Grigios on the slopes of Friuli with more poise and persistence than its bland alter-ego ever had
The Kamloops Wine Trail won’t make oenophiles forget about Napa Valley or even the Okanagan Valley. The newly branded 60-km route that meanders along the North and South Thompson Rivers connects just four wineries but thanks to global warming, proponents expect the fledgling wine region to attract many more vineyards in the near future.
As chair of the B.C. Wine Appellation Task Group, Ezra Cipes, CEO of Summerhill Pyramid Winery, is leading a team to evaluate the appellation system in British Columbia.
Kelowna, B.C.—One short year after processing the province’s first sub-appellation proposal, the British Columbia Wine Authority faces an industry-led movement to overhaul its system of geographical indications (GIs).
VICTORIA – Attorney General Suzanne Anton should ask for a refund of the nearly $200,000 she spent on a report into liquor reforms that led to disastrous results for small businesses and beer drinkers, say New Democrats. “B.C. Liberal liquor …Learn More
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