B.C. Wine Culture

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Welcome to the website of Vitis, the magazine of British Columbia’s wine culture.

We know that wine is more than what’s in your glass (though of course it’s all that, too). Our knowledgeable and passionate writers explore all that matters in the world of wine, especially as it relates to B.C. and its place on the global stage.

For instance, writer Tim Pawsey catches up with B.C. wine legend Harry McWatters and his new urban winery, while Master of Wine Rhys Pender describes what’s new in the Similkameen Valley, where his own winery is located. Charlene Rooke samples the controversy over natural wines. Daenna Van Mulligen looks into what makes a winning wine list. And Treve Ring discovers some unusual global grapes growing in our backyard.

In our new print issue, we provide a taste of wine country cuisine, glance at winery design, explore the controversial issues facing the industry, meet the most interesting wine professionals and sample the best sips along the way.

Plus we offer B.C.’s most up-to-date winery listings, so you can explore the province’s wine regions and taste what they’re producing on your own.

Santé, salut, prost, cin cin and cheers—however, you say it, please raise a glass to Vitis, and we hope you enjoy!

—Joanne Sasvari, Editor

Joanne Sasvari is editor of Vitis and The Alchemist magazines. She also writes about food and drink for WestJet and Vancouver Sun, and is author of the Wickaninnish and Vancouver Eats cookbooks.

Joanne Sasvari is editor of Vitis and The Alchemist magazines. She also writes about food and drink for WestJet and Vancouver Sun, and is author of the Wickaninnish and Vancouver Eats cookbooks.

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