The British Columbia Wine Companion
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Did you know that when BC briefly tried prohibition in 1918, the chief enforcement officer was jailed for bootlegging?Do you know who the realfounder of Calona Wines was?Can you imagine what happened when a vineyard manager took off in his ultralight aircraft to chase starlings from his vines?The British Columbia Wine Companion collects the essential facts and the outrageous anecdotes that define the colourful past and the dynamic future of wine in BC. The book includes biographical sketches of most of the grape growers, winemakers, winery owners and other participants in the wine industry. Essays cover such diverse topics as the changing styles of BC wines, the histories of InkameepVineyards and Sweeney Cooperage, and the story of icewine.And of course there are entries on all BC wineries, making The British Columbia Wine Companion as essential to the wine lover as it is entertaining.John Schreiner has been Vancouver bureau chief for The Financial Post since 1973. He is the author of The World of Canadian Wines (1984), The Refiners: A Century ofBC Sugar (1990), and The Wineries ofBritish Columbia (Orca, 1994). He is a graduate of the German Wine Academy, has judged wine extensively, and has visited virtually all of the major wine-growing regions in the world.
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