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Video AdVINEture: Alsace

Video AdVINEture: Alsace


Posted on Feb 8, 2023

Despite many people telling us that Alsace was a beautiful region to visit, it was still surprising just how impressive it is to see in person. Charming villages enveloped by steep vineyards, passionate winemakers, and world-class wines await! Our latest video AdVINEture offers a glimpse of the stunning countryside and our visits to Weinbach, Marcel Deiss, Zind-Humbrecht, Cattin and Justin Boxler. Articles on each winery visit to follow, but for now, click on the link below and enjoy this sneak peek:

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Haywire Winery: Show Time

Haywire Winery: Show Time


Posted on Feb 1, 2023

Okanagan Crush Pad summerland bc winery

Haywire Winery’s new look [Photo: Haywire]

In business, it’s generally understood that not adapting to changing circumstances will generally lead to a company’s demise. In the case of Okanagan Crush Pad, they face the opposite challenge in that their original model has been so successful, they’re now transitioning their business sooner than expected into a full-time winery. Haywire Winery personifies ‘the little winery that could’, transforming from a small virtual wine anchoring the OCP portfolio of wines, into the headline act.

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French Champagne

One of the most famous Champagnes of all.

Bollinger is one of the most recognized names in all of Champagne for a variety of reasons. It’s the Champagne of James Bond and of the Royal family. Its history dates back almost 200 years, it is one of the original Grande Marques of Champagne (a group of roughly 20 of the top houses that have been leaders in building the Champagne brand) and it remains family owned. Most importantly, it makes damn fine Champagne.

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Best BC Wineries with a View

Best BC Wineries with a View


Posted on Jan 18, 2023

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Best BC Wineries with a View

There are few things more pleasurable in life than sipping a glass of wine while enjoying a stunning view. For those of us lucky enough to live in BC, our local wine regions serve up among the most beautiful and unique around, along with the wines to pair perfectly.

Our latest article for The Daily Hive lists our top recommendations here which include CheckMate, Phantom Creek, Mission Hill, Painted Rock, Blasted Church, Blue Grouse, Martin’s Lane, Poplar Grove, Nk’Mip Cellars, & Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

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Olivier Horiot: Uniquely Champenois

Olivier Horiot: Uniquely Champenois


Posted on Jan 11, 2023

Aube champagne house

Olivier Horiot & Allison [Photo: Jeremy Shaw]

When people think of Champagne, it typically evokes visions of well-known houses with historical names that represent a sense of formality and grandeur. Our recent visit there certainly provided plenty of that, but we were most intrigued by Olivier Horiot, a winemaker who is working on the very edge of the region, both literally and figuratively.

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Damery Champagne house

AR Lenoble.

Since its inception more than a century ago, AR Lenoble has developed into somewhat of an anomaly in the region remaining solely family-owned throughout its entire history. One of the smallest houses in Champagne, AR Lenoble’s focus is on quality over quantity producing just over 26,000 cases per year.

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