BCWI Media Releases

Save On Foods Celebrates Local Food & 100% BC Wine

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August 15, 2017
Suggested Tweet: Sample @WineBCdotcom BC VQA Wine & local tasty bites @saveonfoods Aug 25. #BuyLocal #BCWine
Vancouver, BC - Select BC VQA Wine and 100 per cent BC wine will be featured at a #BuyLocal consumer tasting held at Save On Foods grocery stores on August 25, 2017. The free event will take place at 15 locations province-wide.   
BC-owned Save On Foods is a great supporter of local purveyors of food and...

Vote for your Best of BC Wine Country Awards with Wines of British Columbia!

July 25, 2017

Suggested Tweet: Vote for your Best of BC Wine Country. Tell the world about your favourite #BCWine experiences! #ExploreBCWine http://bit.ly/2tXAFK1

KELOWNA, BC - The British Columbia Wine Institute officially launches its inaugural Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2017 on July 26, inviting the public to vote on their favourite BC wine experiences through an online survey and find the Best of BC Wine Country this wine touring season.  

The Best of...

Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience Launches this August

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July 19, 2017

Suggested Tweet: 60 BC wineries & 17 top chefs culminate at @WineBCdotcom @ChefmeetsBCGrape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience Aug 24-27 goo.gl/2WrxnM

British Columbia - The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to launch its inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through 27. This weekend in the heart of our...

BC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2017 AGM

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July 17, 2017

Suggested Tweet: New Board of Directors for @WineBCdotcom & industry leaders recognized! #BCWine

OSOYOOS, BC - Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 11, 2017 at Spirit Ridge Resort, Osoyoos), the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors.

Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of Directors are:

-       Greg Berti...

Wines of British Columbia Launches Buy Local Campaign on Canada’s 150th!

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June 27, 2017

Suggested Tweet: Celebrate Can. 150 w/ 100% BC VQA Wine - Grown Here. Made Here. Enjoyed Here. @WineBCdotcom #BCVQA #BuyLocal #Canada150

BRITISH COLUMBIA –BC Wine Institute launches its BC VQA - Grown Here. Made Here. Enjoyed Here. Buy Local program this Canada Day long weekend to encourage BC wine consumers to show their local pride and support the Wines of British Columbia in celebration of Canada’s 150th.

“With Canada’s 150th birthday upon...

Global Alliance to Protect Wine Place Names Welcomes the British Columbia Wine Institute During Vinexpo 2017

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June 20, 2017
Suggested Tweet: Protect @WineOrigins welcomes 1st Cdn #wine region @winebcdotcom at #VinexpoBDX 2017 #Placematters #BCVQA #BCWine http://www.winebc.org/press_room/news/ 
BORDEAUX, France - Leadership from the world’s premier wine regions hosted a tasting event today at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin. The British Columbia Wine...

Wines of British Columbia Storm Seattle with BC's Top Chefs!

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June 1, 2017

Suggested Tweet: Wines of British Columbia storm Seattle w BC's top chefs @tavocapitolhill! @nedbell @CedarCreekWine @wolfinthefog @ESRseattle #BCWine #BCVQA 

SEATTLE, WA - The Wines of British Columbia will be in the Seattle spotlight during a multi-chef collaborative BC VQA Wine-paired dinner in partnership with Ocean Wise sustainable seafood at  Tavolàta Capitol Hill restaurant on June 8.

This 100 percent BC wine and seafood dinner brings...

Wines of British Columbia Present Chef Meets BC Grape Signature Tasting this Spring in Vancouver and Victoria

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April 27, 2017
Suggested Tweet #1: Largest #BCWine tasting #ChefMeetsBCGrape hits Victoria on May 23 & features top chefs from local restaurants  ChefMeetsBCGrape.com/tickets
Suggested Tweet #2: Largest #BCWine tasting #ChefMeetsBCGrape hits #Vancouver May 25 & features top chefs from local restaurants  ChefMeetsBCGrape.com/tickets
British Columbia - This spring the Wines of British...

Wines of British Columbia Present ChefmeetsBCGrape for the first time in Calgary

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April 13, 2017
Suggested Tweet: ChefmeetsBCGrape brings the largest #BCWine tasting to Calgary w/ dishes from top local restaurants May 10 @WineBCdotcom #BCWine ChefmeetsBCGrape.com/tickets  
Calgary, AB - Wines of British Columbia will host its first annual ChefmeetsBCGrape Signature Tasting bringing the largest tasting of 100 per cent British Columbia wine to Calgary on May 10 at the Hyatt...

Wines of British Columbia go to New York City for a Spectacular Celebration of BC Wine and Seafood

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March 29, 2017

Suggested Tweet: Canada's West Coast comes to #NYC showcasing the best of #BCWine & seafood in a collaborative lunch & dinner @beardfoundation!

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Wines of British Columbia and Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise have partnered to bring an exciting Canadian West Coast wine and culinary celebration to the James Beard House in New York on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Six wineries from two of British Columbia's wine regions, the...

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