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Summerland’s Light up the Vines celebration expands

Enjoy the sparkle of the season while touring Summerland wineries Wineries, cideries and a brewery are opening their doors fro the 7th annual Light up the Vines celebration. “We love throwing open our doors for visitors for this annual celebration. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season,” says Bottleneck Drive Winery Association President Christa-Lee Bond. In response to the event’s growing popularity, organizers have added an additional day: Light up the Vines runs 3 - 8 p.m. Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27. Visitors will enjoy wine tastings, sparkling lights, refreshments and music while stocking up...

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Hong Kong tastings puts BC on wine world map

The China Club in Hong Kong was the site of recent tasting of BC wines, attracting over 40 industry professionals from the sought after Hong Kong market. The expert-led wine tasting and seminar featured 16 premium BC VQA Wines, exploring wine styles from BC including Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and red blends from the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley. The industry has recently turned its focus on export markets and gaining international recognition for its wines. "This was an exclusive opportunity to promote the specific climates and terroirs that give BC VQA wines their unique, premium positioning in the...

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“I have found Vincent” proclaims artist Douglas Coupland

After a worldwide crowdsourcing initiative, Canadian Artist finds Vincent van Gogh's closest lookalike for bronze sculpture Douglas Coupland, a Vancouver-based writer and artist, has located Vincent van Gogh, or rather his closest lookalike. Out of 1,250 entrants from 37 countries, Daniel Baker from Christchurch, England is the doppelganger for the famous Dutch artist. Coupland will use Baker's image as the source material to create a large 3D bronze sculpture of Van Gogh commissioned by Anthony von Mandl, who will install "Vincent" at his radical new Pinot Noir winery in the Okanagan Valley. Martin's Lane Winery was designed by an...

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Grape beginnings: BC Wine Museum remastered

Kelowna, a hundred years ago: After a day working in the orchards, you sit down on a dusty porch, kick of your boots, and enjoy a nice glass of Logana Loganberry wine. That’s right, long before the award winning Merlots and Chardonnays of the Okanagan wine market today, the industry had much humbler beginnings. It all started with J.W. Hughes, a local guy who first took a crack at making wine with loganberries, not grapes. Today, if you were to take a sip of that same wine, you’d probably spit it all over the veranda. It was all trial...

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