Regional Marketing in BC

Regional associations of wineries (sometimes blandly referred to as "generic marketing bodies" in the wine industry) are not a new phenomena in B.C. They lurk in the background of tastings and marketing campaigns in the Okanagan, Vancouver, and other key markets. I'm not even sure that many consumers are all that familiar with them specifically …

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Wine Labels in BC: How Wines are Named

There is a lot of information on wine labels. Sometimes deciphering them can be a bit of a challenge. There are strange words that don't look like they're in English and it's probably because they aren't. I vividly remember walking down the aisles of my local liquor store trying to figure out which wine to …

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The Morning After, One Month On

So here I am now on the other side of something that I've been looking forward to since the summer of 2010, when it was wistful just an idea among the small delegation from BC that attended WBC10 in Walla Walla, Washington. I first attended based on the recomendation and encouragement of a fellow BC-blogger …

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Podcast 138 – A Conversation with The Demystified Vine

The Demystified Vine, aka Valerie Stride, has been writing about wine on her blog The Demystified Vine.com which in celebrating its first blogiversary in July. She's been working her way through the WSET courses in Vancouver, works at Liberty Wine Merchants in Vancouver, and works as the 'in-house sommelier' for Clos Du Soleil among other wine …

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Podcast 136 – WBC13 Podcast Breakout Session Group 1

This is the first group of bloggers that attended my breakout session on Saturday morning, June 8th, 2013 in Penticton to learn how to podcast. We had only a short amount of time to learn a few skills about producing a short podcast from the ground up and here is the result - a great …

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The Count Down Begins – Where the action is

The countdown is on to the 6th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton, BC. This is where the BC industry in the Okanagan valley can really show the world what they can do. If you have been following the BC Wine 101 podcasts featuring many of the wine regions in the Okanagan Valley, then you …

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Podcast 130 – BCWine 101 The Similkameen Winery Association

Welcome to BC Wine 101, where I will focus in on a different wine region in each episode for anyone who is interested in learning about BC wine, including the wine bloggers who will be traveling to Penticton for the Wine Bloggers Conference coming up in June. You can listen online here or download our …

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Welcome 2013 – Sharing Our Best

Happy New Year BC Wine lovers! I hope your holidays were all grand and filled with some great BC wines. I tweeted a few of the ones that I had over the holidays and saw quite a few others do the same. It's a good time to pull out some of the more interesting bottles …

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