October 14, 2015: The Wines of Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive


The Wines of Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive

This week #BCWineChat brings you to the west side of Lake Okanagan to the scenic Bottleneck Drive of Summerland. See you there!

November 27, 2013: Open Forum

Open Forum 

This week’s chat is what is technically referred to a “a free for all”.  On your mind?  Let’s talk about it!  Have a gripe, an “atta boy/girl” or a suggestion? Tonight’s your night on #BCWineChat

November 28, 2012 8-9pm: Best BC Restaurant for BC Wine


Best BC Restaurant for BC Wine

We are lucky to live in an area of Canada where BC wine is so heavily supported by its restaurants.  Do you have a favourite place to eat that supports BC wine?  Is there a restaurant list out there that is head and shoulders above others when it comes to BC wine selection?  Maybe there’s a tiny, nearby place you eat at that has a great, quirky selection of BC wines.  Is there a place that presents BC wine best because of its setting?  Its service?  Its selection?

This week we’re talking up the places that show BC wines the best–restaurants in BC and their wine lists.

September 19, 2012: BC Winery Restaurants



BC has approximately 20 winery restaurants.  That is a tremendous number of winery-owned restaurants for an industry with only 209 wineries.  Find out about the marriage of food and wine on the site where the wines are made.  Where are these restaurants?  What kind of food do they serve?  Are they open year round or only in the summer?  Do they serve other wines than their own?  Why have so many wineries opted to go into the restaurant business and what are your favourites?

We’ll introduce you to where you can find them in BC as well as some of the challenges that face BC’s winery restaurants…many are not considered to be a “real restaurant” by the Agricultural Land Reserve who allows them to exist.  For example, many winery restaurants are not allowed to serve even locally crafted beers or spirits because they do not have food primary license.  They are also not part of the new changes to the corkage laws we saw enacted this summer.

Pull up a glass of BC wine and take part in the chat!