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The British Columbia Wine Companion

by (author) John Schreiner

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 1996
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 1996
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This book collects the essentials facts and the outrageous anecdotes that define the colourful past and dynamic future of wine in British Columbia. The book includes biographical sketches of most of the grape growers, winemakers, winery owners and other participants in the wine industry. Essays cover such diverse topics as the changing styles of BC wines, the histories of Inkameep Vineyards and Sweeney Cooperage, and the story of icewine.

About the author

Born in 1935, John Schreiner grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and received his B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan. He worked at the Regina Leader-Post and became the paper`s chief reporter in the Saskatchewan Legislature. He joined the Financial Post (now the National Post) in 1961 and worked in the Montreal bureau before becoming the Vancouver bureau chief in 1973. He won the 1996 Jack Webster Award for Economic Journalism. He retired in 2001. His fifth book, Icewines, won the Best Book on Wine History Published in English prize at the 2001 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Schreiner, who writes for Wine Access, is a graduate of the German Wine Academy and lives in North Vancouver with his wife Marlene.

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