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Cultivating BC’s Taste for Craft Cider

By Dave Smith
  • April 21, 2020
When it comes to the cider scene in BC, those who operate fruit orchards tend to stick together. Based primarily in the province’s pastoral belts, these small operators make cider, at least in part, from their own fruit. Founded in 2016, the BC Farm Crafted Cider Association acts as a voice for these land-based cider producers.
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Lost And Found…and Lost Again

By Jeff Nairn
  • April 8, 2020
From our Spring 2020 magazine, aka The Cider Issue: Windfall Cider's Jeff Nairn describes the legendary career of a former cider apple grower: Jim Rahe of Langley’s Annie’s Orchard.
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A Brief, Opinionated, History Of Cider

By J. Random
  • April 7, 2020
From our Spring 2020 magazine, aka The Cider Issue: Longtime columnist J. Random breaks down the history of cider from Europe to British Columbia. --- About the time our ancestors came down from the trees, they developed a taste—or at least tolerance—for the alcohol that naturally develops in rotting fruit. These evolving hunter-gatherers might have fermented a beverage from collected fruit well before agriculture.
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Wards Cider

By Navin Autar
  • March 10, 2020
The Wards Cider store and tasting bar are a part of the View Winery which operates out of our vintage apple packing house that was built in 1922. Nestled among our sprawling apple orchards, Wards Packing House was once the central packing house for the South East Kelowna area and it is now one of the last of its kind in British Columbia. We are proud to continue the tradition of delivering premium wholesome goodness to our customers.
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Tasting Winter In Penticton

By Kim Lawton
  • January 9, 2020
Penticton is quickly proving to be one of BC’s best craft beer towns, with six (soon to be 7) craft breweries. Excitement is percolating for the 25th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale on April 17th and 18th. Early bird tickets are on sale until January 15!
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A Look in the Tank with Jim Ure of Interior Stainless

By Kim Lawton
  • May 1, 2019
Based in Summerland, Interior Stainless sells custom-made stainless steel fermenting vessels and brite tanks to brewpubs and microbreweries around North America. Owner/Operator Jim Ure has been contributing to the growing beer industry for almost 30 years as a custom tank maker.
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