The results are in. In a very quick turnaround, the British Columbia Wine Authority (BCWA) has already published the results of the recent “BC Wine Industry Plebiscite Regarding Certain Proposed Amendments to the Wines of Marked Quality Regulation.” The results came out in a letter on July 8, even though the deadline to complete the…

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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: Lauren Sundstrom, VancityBuzz An independent wine makers advocacy group wants to make some changes to B.C.’s wine industry. The BC Wine Appellation Task Group has developed a set of 13 recommendations for the provincial government, most notably to create four new appellations. For those who aren’t aware, appellations are the technical term for the geographical…

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Byline: Cheryl Chan, The Province Designation of four new regions recommended by industry panel When Rolf de Bruin and Heleen Pannekoek visited the Okanagan to scout for land for a new vineyard and winery, they came away empty. The prime spots in B.C.’s most well-known wine region were already taken, and whatever was left fetched…

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Byline: Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight The province’s wine industry has reached a turning point, according to a new report that calls for significant changes in how B.C. products are identified. The B.C. Wine Appellation Task Group’s seeks the establishment of four new wine regions: Thompson Valley, Lillooet-Lytton, Shuswap, and Kootenays. That’s in addition to the five officially designated regions: Okanagan Valley,…

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Dear Wine Producers of British Columbia, The BC Wine Appellation Task Group has completed a comprehensive province-wide industry consultation. Hundreds of individuals participated through face-to-face meetings, town halls, and an online survey. Our primary goal was to find if a consensus existed to improve our appellation system and properly regulate geographic indications (GIs) on our wine…

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A stronger “sense of place” will strengthen BC’s reputation among domestic and international wine consumers Vancouver, BC – A BC wine industry group released its final report Thursday after a seven-month comprehensive consultation on the future of British Columbia’s system of appellations. The BC Wine Appellation Task Group – an independent ad-hoc committee of leading…

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