August 22, 2012 8-9pm: Off Site Winery Tasting Rooms

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OFF SITE WINERY TASTING ROOMS

Have you ever toured downtown Walla Walla in Washington state or Healdsburg in Sonoma County California?  These are just 2 of the wine touring areas where you can find a large concentration of  winery off site tasting rooms.  These businesses are sometimes shared with other wineries or sometimes owned by one license.

They have advantage of drawing people to your wines and your brand that may never get to your winery.  Wineries that are normally far apart from one another can come together at one tourist area and co-market.  Of course they can also have their drawbacks such as an additional sales channel to manage and no connection to the winery location itself.

In either case, although they are allowed throughout the world, they are not allowed to exist in BC.  Let’s discuss them this Wednesday!

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August 15, 2012 8-9pm: Your Most Memorable Moment at a BC Winery

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

Your Most Memorable Moment at a BC Winery

Everyone who has been to a winery in BC has a story to tell about their best moment.  It might have been that first time your tried your now-favourite varietal, or meeting a winemaker.  Perhaps it was something you learned that you had never known before, or a beautiful scene you have never forgotten.

Please share with us that very memorable moment you have had at a BC winery on the Chat this Wednesday.

August 8, 2012 8-9pm PST: Wine Blogger’s Conference 2013 in Penticton

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WINE BLOGGER’S CONFERENCE 2013 IN PENTICTON!

The Wine Bloggers Conference hits Portland, Oregon in ten days, and is scheduled to come to Penticton in June 2013. Interested in wine blogging, or want to learn more about how you can join the Twitter conversation? Last year WBC generated 50 million Twitter impressions. We’ll talk about “WBC” and the impact social media has on the wine world.

August 1, 2012 8-9pm PST: What Grapes Are Best in BC’s OTHER Regions?

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What Grapes Are Best in BC’s OTHER Regions? 

It’s true, over 90% of the wine made in BC comes from the Okanagan. But other areas are starting to establish themselves in the quality department and not always with the usual grape varieties. We’ll take a look at the Fraser Valley, the Islands and more to find our what the emerging wine trends are in BC’s ‘other’ areas for wine production.