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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...

BC wine and grape industry contributes $2.8 billion to provincial economy

KELOWNA – A recent Canadian wine and grape industry research study shows that the BC wine and grape industry is a significant driver of the provincial economy contributing $2.8 billion in 2015, the BC Wine Institute announced today.

“Our wine and grape industry is seeing phenomenal growth thanks in large part to the provincial government’s BC Liquor Policy Review and subsequent recommendations,” said Miles Prodan, President and CEO of the BC Wine Institute.

The figure comes from the...

Toast Canada’s 150th Anniversary with Wines of British Columbia in Co-op Wine Spirits Beer stores Calgary

For Immediate Release
February 24, 2017

Suggested Tweet: Toast Canada’s 150th and win with @WineBCdotcom in @Coopliquor this month & win a #BCWine vacation for 2! winebc.com/contest

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Customers of Co-op Wine Spirits Beer stores have an exciting opportunity this month to engage their sense of Canadian pride with Wines of British Columbia through in-store promotions, special offers and tastings encouraging wine lovers to try premium BC VQA Wines and enter to win a BC...

Freezing temperatures bring early start to BC's Icewine harvest

For Immediate Release:Andy Gebert from St Hubertus Estate Winery in Kelowna, BC checking the grapes prior to picking December 7, 2016.
December 21, 2016

Suggested Tweet: BC's #Icewine harvest arrives just before the holidays capping off a fantastic yr for #BCWine! #BCHarvest2016 http://ow.ly/UQ3L307lRag  

KELOWNA, BC - BC's annual Icewine harvest has arrived just before the holidays, with the cold temperatures prompting wineries in the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley to start picking grapes early for what can be expected to be a larger vintage than 2015.

Icewine harvest began on...

Wines of British Columbia Launch Holiday Campaign with Sobeys Liquor Alberta

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November 28, 2016

 

Suggested Tweet: Wine to win @WineBCdotcom launches #ExploreBCWine holiday campaign in Alberta Sobeys Liquor & Safeway Wine & Spirits stores! winebc.com/explorebcvqawine

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) launches its Explore BC VQA Wine campaign in Sobeys Liquor & Safeway Wine & Spirits stores, encouraging wine consumers to experience BC's diverse wine regions, support Wines of...

WINES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SHINE IN HONG KONG WITH THE DRINKS BUSINESS

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November 15, 2016
 
Suggested Tweet: #BCWine shines in Hong Kong w/ @teamdb @WineBCdotcom! #BCVQA
 
BRITISH COLUMBIA - Last week, the Wines of British Columbia partnered with The Drinks Business Hong Kong to bring 16 BC VQA Wines to Hong Kong in an advanced educational BC VQA Wine Masterclass for the first time, attracting over 40 industry professionals.
 
On November 9, the BC Wine Institute successfully held a Wines of British...

Explore BC VQA Wine in BC Liquor Stores this holiday season

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November 2, 2016

Suggested Tweet: #ExploreBCWine moves into BC Liquor Stores this holiday season w/ @WineBCdotcom

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Harvest time is wrapping up for what many claim is BC’s best vintage ever. Discover BC’s diverse wine regions in BC Liquor Stores across the province throughout November and see how far we’ve come as a premium wine region.

Each BC Liquor Store has its own style when it comes to its selection of wines and this month liquor...

Trade your Commute for Cabernet this Harvest Season

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October 13, 2016

Suggested Tweet: Trade your Commute for Cabernet! @WineBCdotcom launches #BCWine & culinary tourism campaign #SavourthisPlace WineBC.com

British Columbia – The British Columbia Wine Institute launches its wine and culinary tourism campaign, BC Wine Country: Your Urban Escape, this fall to inspire British Columbia, Alberta and Washington travelers to visit BC’s wine regions this harvest season.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with...

ChefmeetsBCGrape celebrates 12 years pairing BC VQA Wine and food

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September 22, 2016

Suggested Tweet: Congrats @Deserthillswine & @liftbarandgrill awarded Best #BCVQA Pairing at @WineBCdotcom annual #ChefmeetsBCGrape http://ow.ly/8NR8304trqR  

BRITISH COLUMBIA – After 12 years, ChefmeetsBCGrape continued its tradition of success as the largest tasting of BC VQA Wines in Vancouver. On September 15, 84 BC wineries poured more than 320 BC VQA Wines and nine restaurants paired creative dishes that highlighted local...

Wines of British Columbia Launch New Seasonal Campaign Explore BC VQA Wine

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September 19, 2016

Suggested Tweet: Wine to win @WineBCdotcom launches #ExploreBCWine seasonal campaign - Experience & support local #BCVQA this fall! winebc.com/explorebcvqawine

KELOWNA, BC - The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) is launching its new Explore BC VQA Wine campaign to encourage wine consumers to experience BC's premium wine touring regions, support local Wines of British Columbia year-round, and enter for an...

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