The Vine is a consumer-oriented newsletter that features the Wines of British Columbia news, events, specials and promotions, wine touring tips, contests and all things BC VQA. Every issue has a Perfect Pairing, a recipe from a BC chef that pairs perfectly with a BC VQA Wine.

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AUGUST IS ROSÉ MONTH!

QUESTION: Choose which Rosé wine facts are true and which are false:

a) Rosé is one of the top-selling wines during the summer months.
b) Rosé is usually made from white grapes.
c) Rosé is best enjoyed any time of year.
d) Pinot Gris grapes have a rose skin colour and can produce both white and rosé wines.

See answer below

DOWNLOAD TO WIN!

It’s Local time! Summer patio season is here, and we can’t think of a better way to enjoy it then with a selection of new favourite wines. Download the Wines of BC Explorer app today and not only will you have access to lists of top wines, elevated tastings, outdoor wine experiences, fun influencer wine routes and interesting historical wine lists but you could win a $25 winery gift certificate just for signing up.

Not convinced? There is a feature for everyone – family or dog-friendly wineries, award-winning or organic wines, winery restaurants and accommodations and so much more.

While the Wines of BC Explorer App captures the latest updates and winery offerings, it’s best to take the time and check winery websites or call the winery directly to confirm hours of operations before you visit.

More information and download options below.

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#SIPLOVELOCAL AND WIN A TRIP FOR TWO

Share your best BC wine photos on your favourite social channel and you could win an all-expenses paid, four-day, three-night trip for two to BC Wine Country, a BC wine picnic basket or a feature on our social media.

We’re looking for your best photos of a new BC wine you’ve sipped, or a new BC winery experience you’ve loved. Capture them anyway you like and in any setting. The search starts now for beautiful visuals of BC wine country that inspires us all!

HOW TO ENTER

HISTORY OF BC VQA VIDEO

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of BC VQA, enjoy this look back at the history of BC wine as told by a few of the founding members and their successors. Here’s to 30 years of beautifully crafted BC VQA wines.

“Nobody ever regretted buying quality.” Founding Member, Bruce McDonald

WATCH NOW

YES WAY ROSÉ DISCOUNTS

August is rosé month at Save-On-Foods. Visit your local Save-On-Foods or order wine online for discounts on bright BC rosé wines all month long.

BOUTIQUE WINES FROM BC

Savour exclusive, unique wines that carry the story of a person and a place in the bottle. Don’t miss out on these hard-to-find, small-lot wines available for a limited time at BC Liquor Stores.

Want to learn more about the wines before you purchase them. Watch episodes of At Home with Mijune Pak, a series where top sommeliers compete in speed-blind tasting challenges with the Boutique Wines from BC, and see what experts have to say about these exclusive wines.

BC LIQUOR STORES | AT HOME WITH MIJUNE PAK

LEARN ABOUT BC WINE

Want to learn more about BC wine? Visit the Taste and Terroir blog for expert advice from top sommeliers, winemakers, chefs and influencers. Discover wines you can’t wait to share with your friends and family. See how farmers, winemakers and sommeliers work together to produce the best grape-to-glass story.

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ROSÉ MONTH ANSWERS 

a) True
b) False
c) True
d) True