Welcome to the fall 2020 issue of Vitis, the magazine of British Columbia’s wine culture.
For many of us, the first glass of wine we enjoyed was served at a chain restaurant. Frankly, that’s a pretty good place to start a wine education. In our feature “Chain Reaction,” writers Gail Johnson and Tim Pawsey reveal how the talented sommeliers at Earls, Cactus Club and JOEY are training the palates of a generation of servers and consumers.
Also in this issue: After months of staying close to home, we’re excited to explore wine regions from the Cowichan Valley to North Okanagan Lake Country to Ventoux, the mountainous appellation in the Southern Rhône that is showing so much promise. We follow the “tortilla trail” of Mexican restaurants in the South Okanagan. We check in with Emily Walker at the newly re-opened Naramata Inn. And we discover what that gorgeous herbal fragrance wafting across wine country really is.
If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s the importance of supporting the people who work so hard to serve us, especially when they also happen to be our neighbours. More than that, we’ve learned to truly savour the little pleasures in life, and nothing gives us more pleasure than connecting with friends and family over a glass of wine. We hope you join us.
@ Vitis Magazine