Posted by Colin Heggie
on Jun 21, 2016
Colin Hamilton, manager of the Village Green Liquor Store, presented our Celebrate Rotary! evening with four wines from Langley, BC’s Backyard Vineyards -- Nosy Neighbour White, paired with two cheeses; Pinot Noir Rose with a margherita pizza; Cabernet Sauvignon with a mini steak sandwich; & Cabernet Franc with dark chocolate & blueberries. Though Bev Rundell was disappointed not to receive a margarita pizza, everyone else was very happy with these delicious selections. Colin told us that the Okanagan Valley is the most developed, but not the only BC wine growing region. BC now has 10,260 acres planted in 929 vineyards, supplying 255 wineries. Total BC wine production has grown from 4.9 million litres in 1995 to 21.4 million in 2015! Sandra Ross has conducted exhaustive research, concluding that our VG Liquor Store has the best selection of BC wines in Vernon!