Tag: climate change

Swirl Around BC wine seminar

Swirl Around BC 2023: Discussing the Future of the BC Wine Industry

 mywinepal  November 15, 2023

I was invited to attend the Swirl Around BC 2023 seminar recently to hear from BC winemakers about the challenges and opportunities in the BC wine industry.  Our Moderator for this seminar was DJ Kearney, and our Panelists were: Alistair Veen, JoieFarm, Bailey Williamson, Blue Grouse Estate Winery; Charlie Baessler, Corcelettes Estate Winery; David Paterson, Tantalus Vineyards; Ross Wise, Black…

BCWI - Winter Vineyards - Grey Monk Winery

BC’S Wine Grape Crop Devastated By Recent Climate Change Disaster

 mywinepal  June 22, 2023

You may have heard about the winter cold snap damaging our British Columbia vineyards, but not the extent.  Below is the official announcement of the degree of vine damage.  It is high and as such, the amount of BC wine we can expect for the next few vintages is going to be more limited as vines will need to be…

Defining the Root of BC Terroir masterclass

Defining the Root of BC Terroir Masterclass at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 1, 2023

To start off the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I attended this masterclass which featured 11 British Columbia wines from across the province, “Defining the Root of BC Terroir“.  Our panellists, the winemakers at the wineries, discussed the unique growing conditions of their vineyard and terroir of the area. There was also some discussion on what BC winegrowers are doing in…

Okanagan Crush Pad's Switchback Vineyard

Okanagan Crush Pad First Canadian Winery to Join International Wineries for Climate Action

 mywinepal  May 10, 2022

We are all aware of climate change and how it adversely affects everything, including viticulture and winemaking.  Viticulture and winemaking can be part of the solution in helping to slow climate change.  Okanagan Crush Pad sent me this press release outlining that their winery is joining the International Wineries for Climate Action.  I congratulate them in helping out in our…

Earth from Space (Image courtesy NASA)

Earth Day April 22, Climate Change, and Champagne’s Adaptations

 mywinepal  April 14, 2021

Did you know that Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day?  There are many environmental and climate challenges for us to overcome to help the earth’s biosphere become healthier.  Wineries from around the world are doing their part to help.  The Champagne region has taken up this challenge and has several initiatives to help minimize the effects the climate change and…

Conference Climat Change - © Philippe Labeguerie

Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 Tackles Climate Change’s Growing Impacts On Wine And Spirits Industry

 mywinepal  April 19, 2019

Climate change affects us all.  The wine industry is no exception.  The upcoming Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 will discuss climate change as part of the expo.  If you are attending Vinexpo Bordeaux, I would love to hear about the discussion.  Below is the press release about the climate change symposium at Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019. ~~~ BORDEAUX, France – April 17, 2019…