Four BC Wine Labels. Four Cool Stories

By Shelley Boettcher. Based in Calgary, Shelley Boettcher is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Christie’s...

Fraiche Table’s BC Wine Month Dinner Menu & BC VQA Wine Pairings

By Kurtis Kolt – Kurtis Kolt is a Vancouver-based freelance wine consultant, writer, and competition judge. Certified by London’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust and the Court of Master Sommeliers, his enthusiasm and experience have resulted...

Where to Go Wine Touring in BC

    By Claire Newell: Travel Expert, media personality, corporate spokesperson, author, worldwide wanderluster. Over 25 years of experience on all things travel.” Follow Claire on Twitter or Facebook     I definitely appreciate a good local wine....

Sip, Savour and Drink in that view

  By Joanne Sasvari –  Joanne is a food, drink and travel writer who contributes to Postmedia publications, Destination BC and WestJet Magazine, and is the author of the forthcoming Wickaninnish Inn and Vancouver Eats cookbooks. She is...

Visit a few of BC’s oldest wineries

By Shelley Boettcher. Based in Calgary, Shelley Boettcher is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Christie’s...

BC wine trends to look for this spring

Laura Milnes is an Okanagan based WSET certified wine writer and consultant. You can find Laura hosting wine related pop up events, and consulting with wineries throughout British Columbia with a focus on education...

Fraiche Table’s St. Patrick’s Day dinner

  Matt Wentzell is the owner and operator of Experience Wine Tours. He has worked in the Okanagan wine industry for over a decade. He is a diploma level sommelier and has a passion...

Ring in the New Year with BC Bubbles!

By Katie Truscott – Katie has recently returned to the Okanagan after a decade of sipping and writing about wine in South Africa.  Currently finishing up her WSET diploma, Katie enjoys writing about wine inspired...

BC Wine with a holiday twist!

Sean Nelson has been a lifelong hospitality professional starting in the late 1990’s and working from Dishwasher to Manager and Sommelier of Vij’s Restaurant for four years, and now joins the Sommelier team at Hawksworth...

A Holiday Guide

'Write a holiday reds story!’ said the BCWI. ‘Make it fun!” At first, I thought I’d write about delicious B.C. wines I love to glug by the fire whilst binge-watching Elf, Nightmare Before Christmas...

Where Stars Align

Daenna Van Mulligen, a sommelier and wine specialist, started her first website WineDiva.ca 15 years ago, and followed with WineScores.ca in 2008. She’s been a constant contributor to Canada’s national wine magazine Vines for...

#ExploreBCWine tasting this holiday season

By Nikki Bayley –  a freelance writer for titles including The Guardian, Which?, and Canada’s 100 Best. You can read Nikki’s seasonal BC Wine 101 column in BC Living, and follow her on Instagram...

Celebrating Thanksgiving with BC VQA Wines

Laura is a freelance writer, sommelier, and educator, with 20 years under her belt in the hospitality industry. She is also the Wine Editor of VITA Magazine, and sits on the board of directors...

Best of BC Wine Country Awards – Best Places to visit

Tim Pawsey – Vancouver based Tim Pawsey writes and shoots for numerous publications, including: Where Magazine, Quench, The Alchemist, Vitis, Taste (BC Liquor Stores), Montecristo and others. When not poring over a wine glass or on the...