April 24, 2013: What Can We Do To Strengthen Our BC Wine Industry?

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

What Can We Do To Strengthen Our BC Wine Industry?

We are a great industry but there are many things that can be done to strengthen our industry.  What can each winery, store, restaurant, government agency and consumer do to make this great BC wine industry even better than it is now?

It is election time and you can be assured that some of the #BCPoli will be tuning in to our chat on Wednesday at 8pm.  Be constructive or critical–anything goes this week…but remember the goal is to find ways to make this industry even stronger.

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April 17, 2013: Okanagan Valley = Bordeaux | Cowichan Valley = Burgundy | Discuss

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

Okanagan Valley = Bordeaux | Cowichan Valley = Burgundy | Discuss  

This topic was chosen by Andy @averillcreek to get the conversation rolling about which varieties are best grown where.  Certainly we are not Bordeaux and Burgundy in BC–we are BC–but we certainly should be talking about what grapes come from which areas of our province and  how that relates to the flavours you get in the bottle.

Should be a fun chat!  Join us Wednesday April 17th at 8PM!

April 10, 2013: Wine Festivals. Which do you Attend in BC and Why?

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

Wine Festivals: Which Do You Attend in BC and Why?  

There are so many opportunities in British Columbia to participate in, which are your favourite?  There are regional festivals, area festivals and those that encompass the whole province and even the world.  What determines if you will attend a wine festival or event?  What kind of things are you hoping to get from the event when it is over?

Whether wine tasting festival events are mainly social, a place to try wines, or educational let us know what it is you are looking for in a wine event and whether or not you think BC is doing a good job with the consumer events it offers the public or if there are opportunities we are missing

April 3, 2013: BC Riesling!

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

BC Riesling! 

One of the best varieties in BC is Riesling–they are fresh, crisp and juicy.  They are also some of the most food friendly wines that BC makes.

Get yourself a long, tall bottle of Riesling from BC (dry, off dry or sweet) and join the chat.  You will,  no doubt, learn a great deal–and have fun too.

March 27, 2013: Syrah!

HERE’S HOW THE CHAT WENT:

Syrah! 

We’re going to tweet about all things Syrah, and more specifically BC Syrah.  Come with questions about the variety (also called Shiraz), its growing conditions, areas of BC that are well suited for it, wine styles and whether you think it is a BC star varietal or not.

If you don’t come with questions, come with answers because there are a lot of people out there that would love to find out more about this varietal.  Pull up your favourite bottle (or glass) of Syrah from BC and join in on the chat!