"John Schreiner's is the palate I will trust blindly because (a) he always gets his facts right . . . and (b) he knows not just what he likes but how to make it himself . . . if he says it's good, you've got to get it." Georgia Straight
At 496 pages and 160,000 words, The Wineries of British Columbia: Completely Revised and Updated is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the wineries that constitute British Columbia's thriving wine industry--both established and new. Acclaimed wine writer John Schreiner profiles 175 wineries, offering lively winery histories, fascinating interviews with vinters, and wine recommendations.
The book is written in John's familiar anecdote-rich style to highlight the colourful and interesting individuals that comprise the British Columbia wine industry. For example:
* Roie Manoff, whose family operate Silkscarf Winery in Summerland, is a former Israeli fighter pilot and a former military attaché at Israel's embassy in Washington. But he was born in the city of Salta in Argentina.
* Holger Clausen, the operating partner of Aces Wine Group, has combined a love of wine with a passion for Texas hold'em poker to come up with some of the most creative new wine labels in British Columbia. He's been a poker player since college and discloses that he "invested" some of his student loans at the poker table.
The entertaining winery profiles include the information - winery addresses, telephone numbers, websites and recommended wines - that make this an essential book for wine touring in British Columbia. Schreiner also includes maps to help you locate wineries, which are more widely scattered across the province than ever, from Quadra Island and Port Alberni to Creston.
As an award-wining writer living in North Vancouver, John Schreiner began championing the British Columbia wine industry in 1976, first with wine columns and, since 1984, with books as well. John has written 15 wine books, including the extensive new editions of several titles. This edition of The Wineries of British Columbia, the result of two years of research and writing, has been updated so significantly that it is a new book.
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