Wine Culture Magazine

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Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Vitis, the magazine of British Columbia’s wine culture.

Spring is the season of renewal and, this year more than most, a season of hope. And we sure need it—2021 was a challenging year by any measure, with its heat domes and atmospheric rivers, its wildfires and floods, and, of course, the second year of a global pandemic that has affected every aspect of our lives. Thank goodness there has been wine.

In this issue of Vitis, we’re thrilled to get back into wine country, and to bring you along for the journey.

Daenna Van Mulligen introduces us to the international rock star winemakers who are discovering the infinite potential of the South Okanagan at Phantom Creek Estates. Rhys Pender MW turns the tap on irrigation and explains why we (and everyone who loves wine) should care. We travel back to one of our favourite wine regions and sample the powerhouse wines of Napa Valley. Christine Campbell traces the Pinot family tree. And our Pipette columnist DJ Kearney dishes on what’s happening in the wider world of wine.

Where there is great wine, there is also good food. Tim Pawsey talks to the experts to learn the new rules of pairing Asian flavours with wine. And we visit Backyard Farm, where chef Chris Van Hooydonk is cultivating a whole new approach to farm-to-table cuisine. 

Plus we have winery listings, wine news, and so much more. 

Pour yourself a glass of something delicious and pick up a copy of Vitis at any of these locations. Or subscribe here, and have a copy delivered to your mailbox.

Joanne Sasvari

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