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Wines of British Columbia host 30 sommeliers, media and wine professionals from around the world at its inaugural Wine BC BootCamp - November 5 through 8

For Immediate Release:
November 2, 2017

Suggested Tweet: 30 somms, media & wine pros worldwide come to BC for inaugural #BCWine #BootCamp2017 Nov 5-8 

British Columbia – The BC Wine Institute presents its inaugural Wine BC Bootcamp in the heart of BC Wine Country November 5-8, bringing together top wine professionals from around the world and across the country to share, taste, talk, learn and celebrate the Wines of British Columbia.

“The 2017 Wine BC BootCamp represents an...

BC Wine Industry Offers Support to California

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2017

KELOWNA, BC - Here in British Columbia, we are no strangers to wildfires, however the destruction that has hit Northern California this week is absolutely devastating. On behalf of the BC Wine Industry, we would like to offer our support to our colleagues in California.

"In times like these, it is more important than ever for our industry to come together and support one another," remarks Christa-Lee McWatters Bond, Chair of the BC Wine...


For Immediate Release
September 7, 2017

KELOWNA, BC - The consumer-led  Free My Grapes movement which lobbies for the free trade of 100 per cent Canadian wine across all provinces is getting further support from the BC Wine Institute today.

Founder of Free My Grapes, Shirley-Ann George, provided recent comments about the consumer campaign. "We are pleased the BC Wine Institute is supporting consumers who are trying to make this important change across Canada. The wine industry is...

Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Awards Winners Announced!

For Immediate Release
September 7, 2017

Suggested Tweet: Your Best of BC Wine Country are revealed! Find out what made the top #BCWine experiences this summer Bestof.WineBC.com #ExploreBCWine

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Wines of British Columbia is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2017 this wine touring season. From July 26 through August 15, wine goers took their time, sampled and savoured what BC's acclaimed wine regions have to offer, and...

BC Wines Set to Shine Alongside Celebrity Chefs at Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan - Aug 24-27

For Immediate Release:
August 23, 2017
Suggested Tweet: 150 BC VQA wines paired with food by 17 top chefs at @WineBCdotcom @ChefmeetsBCGrape Okanagan Festival this weekend
British Columbia - The Wines of British Columbia's inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience four-day festival weekend kicks off this Thursday in the heart of BC wine country bringing together 17 Canadian top chefs, 50 award-winning...

The Wines of British Columbia Shine at the 3rd Annual Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

Suggested Tweet #1: Wines of BC shine at @WineBCdotcom 3rd ann. #JudgmentBC w/ curator @DJWines & 22 judges incl. @RichardHemming MW http://winebc.com/judgment-bc 

Suggested Tweet #2: Congrats @CheckMateWinery ranked #1 Merlot at @WineBCdotcom #JudgmentBC! Full results here: http://winebc.com/judgment-bc #BCWine

SUMMERLAND, BC - The Wines of British Columbia were put to the ultimate test at the third annual Judgment of BC on Friday, August 18, pitting 12 BC Wines against 12...

Save On Foods Celebrates Local Food & 100% BC Wine

For Immediate Release:
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

For Immediate Release:
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

For Immediate Release:
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...

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