B.C. Wine Culture

Every day in B.C. wine country is a good day. How could it be otherwise when the scenery is as beautiful as it is at Corcelettes Estate Winery in the Similkameen Valley? Similkameen Independent Wineries Association photo

We are thrilled to launch this new wine magazine, designed to bring wine country home to you.

In our inaugural issue, we cover the stories everyone is talking about in the world of B.C. wine.

Writer Tim Pawsey catches up with B.C. wine legend Harry McWatters and his new urban winery. Master of Wine Rhys Pender describes how the Similkameen Valley, where his own winery is located, is catching up to the future.

Charlene Rooke samples the controversy over natural wines, while Daenna Van Mulligen looks into what makes a winning wine list, and Treve Ring discovers some unusual global grapes growing in our backyard.

Plus we have lots more delicious tidbits for you to sample in this issue.

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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