Byline: Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun B.C. winemakers are seeking an overhaul of the province’s geographical labeling system in order to compete with the most prestigious winemaking regions in the world. An industry task group recommends the addition of 15 new appellation sub-regions within the Okanagan Valley to better market the province’s most distinctive wines. The report of…

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Byline: Peter Mitham, Wines and Vines B.C. task group completes review of rules, recommends new indications Kelowna, B.C.—The landscape of British Columbia’s wine industry could get a little more exciting in the next year if members endorse an ambitious plan to reshape the province’s system of appellations. The recommendation—as well as proposals to regulate labeling…

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Byline: Kathy Michaels – Kelowna Capital News Back in the 1980s, B.C.’s jug wines were the bottom of the barrel, but a lot has changed since those inauspicious days. Winemakers improved their craft, creating top shelf vintages that earned steadily higher marks among oenophiles across the country and national borders. That widespread industry improvement came to…

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Byline: Wendy Mcleod, Kelowna Now The future of B.C.’s wine industry could include four new wine regions. That was one of 13 recommendations put together over the past several months by the BC Wine Appellation Task Group. The independent ad-hoc committee, which is made up of leading representatives from the wine industry, released their final report…

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Byline: Kimberly Davidson, Global News A B.C. wine task group is hoping to sub-divide wine regions to offer consumers more information about soil and climate conditions. Wine regions can be further broken down into appellations. Currently B.C. has five officially designated wine regions. They are the Okanagan Valley, Similkameen Valley, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the…

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