Welcome to Vine to Wine this is your host Linda Moran and today we are answering a question from the email. Recently a listener wrote to ask – “I have been hearing about wines from British Columbia in Canada, what can you tell me?”
During the past decade or so the wines of British Columbia have been gaining much greater recognition. I am not surprised that our listeners are curious about them. I believe the white wines are the ones to watch for. The cold weather grapes such as Riesling are very good and in some cases stellar. I have also had some Chardonnay that was excellent and even a Pinot Noir or two have caught my attention. The wine industry in Canada is not that new but there are new wineries popping up all of the time. And not just in the OkanoganValley, they are even making wines on Vancouver Island. Again the whites are the stars of the show and especially the Pinot Gris. There have been great features in lifestyle and wine magazines touting the tourist enticement of wine tasting in Canada.I would recommend consulting the magazine Wine Press Northwest. This magazine is a marvelous reference and has regular features and recommendations for wines from our neighbors in the Pacific Northwest wine country of Canada. It will even give you recommendations of places to stay and eat when you visit. Remember to send your wine questions to Linda at Vine to Wine dot net and thank you for joining me on today’s Vine to Wine.