From the Vine to the Wine
About This Show
Wine expert Matt Brzovic learned early on that wine can be at the cultural center of daily life. His life experience combined with a distinguished career has culminated in extensive knowledge of the world of wine today. His wine industry experience includes over a decade working as a professional wine taster and wine coach.
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The History and Variety of Wine in BC 2
Jul 31 14
Are you aware of the history behind your favorite local wines? Would you like to know more about what brought those bends to the Vancouver area? If you aren’t sure about the history of British Columbia wines, then you could be investing your money in the wrong labels.
With five different growing regions, British Columbia offers a wide range of wines that are reasonably close to the Vancouver area. Are you ready to learn more about the Semiahmoo Peninsula through the history of its wines?
If you’re interested in learning more about history of British Columbia wines then you’ll want to invest 20 minutes to listen to this edition of From the Vine to the Wine, where host Angel Burch interviews Matt Brzovic, a local wine expert with a decade of industry experience.
When it comes to wine, our area of North America is overlooked due to its cold temperatures. Wines of BC* says the cooler weather is an advantage to some wineries, though. This interview continues talking about the history of, and varieties of wine you can find right here in B.C.
The Wines of Okanagan
The episode kicks off with Matt talking about wines in the Finger Lakes area. The Okanagan Valley is the second-largest wine region of BC, and its blends rank very high.
A tour of wineries in the Okanagan region can tell you a lot about the different varieties, but knowing the history behind BC wines can make your selections even more meaningful.
If you aren’t sure about the history of wines in BC, then it may be time for a consultation with your local wine expert to learn more about the five regions and their variety of blends.
What Makes BC an Interesting Wine Producing Region
The Matt segues into what about British Columbia makes it interesting for the production of wine. During the interview he also answers these questions:
- How does the does the geography of BC affect my favorite wines?
- Isn’t British Columbia too cold for grapes to ripen for wine production?
- Are there any real differences between the different wine varieties?
Now ask yourself these two questions: Do I want to know more about BC wines? Am I ready to broaden my tastes when it comes to local blends? If you answered “Yes” to either or both of these questions, then it's time to listen to this entire episode for more information.
The Wide Range of Available Wines in BC
Next Matt talks about the wide range of wines that you can get in the British Columbia area. You might be surprised at how close some of th