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The British Columbia Wine Report – October

Natural Wine in BC?
by Rhys Pender MW

One of the trends to hit the wine world, or at least its enthralled fringes, in recent years is the provocative subject of “natural” wine. 1,405 more words


Time for #Take20

We don’t have a lot of “sales” in the traditional retail sense but we do like to reward our customers and attract new ones who really enjoy their Pinot Noir. 198 more words


Case Study : Glass Enclosed Wine Cellar

A popular downtown Vancouver restaurant was undergoing some major renovations and wanted to feature a well-lit custom wine cellar behind glass doors. This was the first time that The Grape Room had a project that featured glass doors, which made this a pretty unique situation for us. 272 more words


2014 Vintage

The grapes for the 2014 vintage are being harvested, slowly, as I type this. It’s been a pretty good year and people that I’ve spoken to are generally optimistic about the prospects for 2014. 1,429 more words

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Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

Last weekend, I attended a fantastic event that I hope will be repeated annually (if not more often). Garagiste North is “The Small Guys Wine Festival”, organized by Jennifer Schell and Terry Meyer Stone and hosted by… 1,039 more words

Tasting Notes

Mabon Spiced Mead - Meadow Vista Meadery (Kelowna, BC, Canada)

Mabon 2008 Spiced Honey Wine – Meadow Vista Honey Wines, 12.2… 189 more words


Tasting Fees and the Resulting Online Comments

Tasting fees, and the online comments that result from them, are becoming an “issue” here in wine country. Each year it seems more wineries start to realize how much wine they give away and how much customers are coming to expect (or vociferously demand) free wine to taste. 1,621 more words

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vinesanddesigns reblogged this on vinesanddesigns and commented:

A few people have recently asked me to write some posts on tasting room etiquette as well as the subject of tasting fees. However, Luke from Wine Country BC beat me to the tasting fee subject and I think he has covered it beautifully so I would like to share it with you.