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Valleys of wine: A Taste of British Columbia's Wine History

Valleys of wine: A Taste of British Columbia's Wine History

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  • Author : LUKE WHITTALL
  • Editor: Whitecap Books Ltd.
  • English language
  • Publication date: 10/2019
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Dimensions: 15 x 23 cm
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9781770503168

Presentation :

The history and flavor of a given wine can vary, sometimes significantly, from winery to winery. In British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, these stories may be the result of varied geology, different flavor ingredients, production methods...or perhaps just the winery owners themselves , from different backgrounds and careers, each having their own interpretation of the wines they mythologize.

With so many stories, it can be difficult to separate the tall tales, and Valleys of Wine is the first comprehensive text in decades to look at the real history of Okanagan wine - not as a guide, but as a regional history examining the industry trends and regulations that continued to shape a thriving part of British Columbia's economy.

Luke Whittall takes an in-depth look at the evolution of wine in British Columbia, from the first vineyards in the mid-19th century to the wineries that took the province's wines to the international stage. With insight, wit, and exhaustive research, Valleys of Wine demonstrates that great wine is exceptional for the very reason it can seem so elusive: you can't fully understand it without considering the people and places that make it. what he is.

Author :

Luke Whittall is originally from the Eastern Townships of Quebec, but has lived in British Columbia since 2000. He has worked in the British Columbia wine industry since 2005 and has lived in the Okanagan Valley since 2007. During his career he had the privilege of working in vineyards and wineries in Okanagan Falls, Naramata, Oliver and Osoyoos.

Moving into sales in 2009, he worked in wine boutiques and stores in Penticton, Oliver and Okanagan Falls before branching out into wine writing and education. Since 2009, he has produced a podcast and blog called "Wine Country BC" and has since written articles for various publications and websites. In 2016, he began teaching at Okanagan College.

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