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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...

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

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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...


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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...

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