Welcome to the Summer 2020 issue of Vitis, the magazine of British Columbia’s wine culture.
This pandemic summer will be a summer unlike any other. Although British Columbia is slowly re-opening, borders are still closed. Flights are still grounded. Visitors are still unwelcome in many parts of the globe. That makes this a good year to stay close to home, to explore our own backyard and taste the delicious things that are grown, cooked, fermented and bottled right here in B.C. wine country.
And Vitis is here to help you discover those unforgettable local experiences.
In this issue, we have plenty of news about what’s happening in B.C. wine country. Tim Pawsey looks at how B.C.’s wineries are surviving COVID-19, and then takes us behind the scenes at the opulent, game-changing Phantom Creek Winery in the South Okanagan. Rhys Pender explains why less is more when it comes to using oak on our fresh, fragrant grapes. Daenna van Mulligen samples a rainbow of rosés. Charlene Rooke discovers new winemaking technology. And we flip through the pages of Jennifer Schell’s new cookbook, which is filled with family recipes from our favourite winemakers.
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