October 24, 2012 8-9pm: Wine, Charity Auctions and BC’s Liquor Control and Licensing

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

Wine, Charity Auctions and BC’s Liquor Control and Licensing

For more info about tonight’s topic: www.modernizewine.ca

Recently, the BCLCLB (BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch) has begun enforcing a part of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act that states that all wine donated to charity auctions must come exclusively from agents or manufacturers–NOT from private individual donations or retailers.  Many of the charities in BC have long benefitted from silent and live auctions that include private individual donations of rare bottles that are highly sought after and make a great contribution to the charity’s money-raising efforts.

We will discuss how this part of the Act is being enforced, its implications on charities in BC as well as its implications on producers.  There is the distinct possibility that with private and retail donations being outlawed wineries may have to carry a bigger burden to keep charity auctions successful.

See you on Wednesday…and please don’t forget to use the hashtags #BCwineChat and #BCpoli when you tweet or retweet!

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October 17, 2012 8-9pm: BC Bubbly!

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

BC Bubbly! October 10, 2012

BC makes some awesome bubbly and tonight we’re going to discuss some of your favourites.  What do you pair with BC bubbly and what are some of the producers you like the best?  Is there something that makes BC sparkling wine unique and possibly even better than some sparklers you find in other corners of the globe?  Join us for a celebration of BC Bubbly…because it’s Wednesday.

October 3, 2012 8-9pm PST: BC Wine and Thanksgiving

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

BC Wine and Thanksgiving

Get your turkey on!  It’s BC wine and Thanksgiving pairings. We’d love to hear about your favourite wine (red, white or both) that you like to pair with your Thanksgiving Day meal.  We’d especially like to hear if you don’t have the traditional turkey meal what it is you do eat on Thanksgiving and what BC wine you like to pair with it.

Join us at 8-9 pm Wednesday!

September 26, 2012: Do BC’s Wineries Help or Hurt the Environment?

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

DO BC’S WINERIES HELP OR HURT THE ENVIRONMENT? 

We’ve always left the door open to discussion on BCWineChat that pops up due to last minute issues.  This week is one of those weeks.  Controversy hit the BC wine industry this week following a short interview on Tasting Room Radio with high profiled scientist David Suzuki.  Listen to the short clip and we’ll discuss.