E D I TO R ’ S M E S SAGE
with a Twist Lindsay Risto,
Welcome back to another issue of Poured Canada! Despite the challenges
industry has been experiencing, I hope you had an enjoyable summer. It
was certainly a summer unlike any in recent memory with a noted lack of
festivals and gatherings. That being said, the ingenuity to continue serving guests has
been incredibly fun to watch develop over the course of the summer. (Can parking lot beer
gardens be here to stay?) I am looking forward to what industry will do to continue serving
guests as temperatures begin to drop.
When the mercury begins to fall seems to be when I transition from crisp and light
summer beers to full-bodied reds. There is something about wine in the fall that brings a
natural comfort; in my opinion at least. What isn’t comfortable (for me at least) is trying
to determine the best snacking options to enjoy the vintage responsibly. If you have this
problem too, head over to page 51 where Winnipeg-based, be.grazeful provided two
beautiful fall-inspired charcuterie boards. Do you have a favourite charcuterie board you
make? I’d love to hear about it.
While noshing on your charcuterie, flip to page 4 for our profile on Sandbanks
Winery located in Prince Edward Country. This is an incredibly inspiring story of one
woman going after her dreams.
You’ll find this issue’s cover story on page 18. Writer Mark Halsall caught up with
Agriculture Canada research scientists who are mapping the specific site conditions of
vineyards in the Okanagan Valley. This is certainly an interesting project and one that will
benefit B.C.’s wine industry.
As all sectors of industry continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic it is important
to stay up-to-date with the latest in health and safety, but not forget the regulations that
are always in place. On page 43 we explore the new – and old – regulations producers need
to be aware of. As always, consult legal counsel or a health and safety expert to ensure all
requirements are met.
Despite this being the annual wine issue, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that
October 7 is Canadian Beer Day. This day celebrates and thanks everyone who plays a role
in Canadian beer: from the farmers to the producers to the consumers. Find out how you
can celebrate Canadian Beer Day on page 47.
Don’t forget, you can find Poured Canada on Facebook and Twitter. Please give us
a follow. Next up is our annual beer issue. If you have a topic that you would like to see
covered in that issue (or any future issue), feel free to drop me a line. As always, I’m on the
lookout for comments and feedback on how we can make Poured Canada serve you better.
I look forward to hearing from you, and take care.
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