We have some great books on touring the wine regions of British Columbia as well as recipes inspired by B.C. wine. Check out these books to get the insider scoop on how to find some wonderful wine tours.
John Schreiner's Okanagan Wine Tour Guide by John Schreiner
The lush Okanagan Valley is internationally acclaimed for its wine industry. Updated and revised with more than 60 percent new material, John Schreiner's Okanagan Wine Tour Guide provides succinct insider profiles of each of the region's 129 wineries, and for the first time covers winery producers from Creston, BC. Included are thumbnail sketches of wineries and winemakers, as well as everything you need to know to take a fascinating self-guided tour through the valley that produces 95 percent of British Columbia's wines. Schreiner peppers the book with fascinating facts acquired through his own winery visits, and gives his recommendations about what to sample from each cellar. Maps, addresses, telephone numbers, and website addresses round out this comprehensive guide.
Island wineries of British Columbia by Gary Hynes
Winner of the Gourmand International Wine Books Award 2011 for Canada
Celebrate the unique flavours, terroir and grape varieties that can be found only on the wine islands off the west coast. A collaborative effort from the writers of EAT Magazine, Island Wineries of British Columbia is your guide to a growing wine culture and the food movement that accompanies it. Starting with the history behind the regions wine production, this book is an intimate conversation with local wine producers, their individual stories, their most memorable creations and where you can find their beautiful wineries. Complete with maps and suggested wine tasting excursions, Island Wineries of British Columbia also explores the island's meaderies, cideries, fruit wines, artisan distilleries and craft beer. You’ll find recipes from some of the regions most talented chefs, including offerings from CafÃƒÂ© Brio, Camilles, the Sooke Harbour House and Stage Wine Bar; each recipe has an emphasis on local ingredients and provides exquisite pairings of wine and food.
Winefeast: Eat, Drink & Discover BC Wine by Troy Townsin
This beautiful book features more than 120 tantalising wine-inspired recipes that have been collected from BC's top winery chefs and winemakers. Legendary chefs like Michael Allemeier from Mission Hill Winery and Bernard Casavant from the Burrowing Owl have contributed their favourite cooking-with-wine recipes to this compilation, making it a must-have for anyone with an interest in Canada's culinary hertage. The recipes focus on gourmet cooking that uses easy to find ingredients and simple instructions so that both novice and experienced cooks can recreate these culinary delights at home. Winefeast introduces readers to the world of wine and contains informative, and at times humorous, sections on how to taste wine and improve sensory evaluation skills, how to cook with wine, as well as histories of all the different grapes and wine styles that are produced in British Columbia. There are also sections on food and wine pairing as well as detailed maps and region-specific guides with wine touring highlights so that visitors and locals alike will have all the information they need to tour BC's spectacular wine country. The book contains mouth-watering food shots and breathtaking scenic photography by Gary Faessler. Winefeast is the perfect gift or must-have keepsake for anyone with a passion for food and wine. With a copy of this book and a bottle of BC's finest, readers will have no problems creating a 'wine feast' that will delight guests and quench their thirsts for BC food and wine knowledge.