BC – sparkling with confidence


This month Alder heads north. 

While this column in both name and purpose focuses on the American wine scene, I find it difficult not to pay some attention to happenings only a stone’s throw across the border. The wine industry in Canada’s province of British Columbia has been developing in earnest for only about the last 30 years, but recently it seems to have shifted into another gear entirely, both in terms of quality and sophistication as an industry. 

When I wrote ‘a stone’s throw’ a moment ago, that was not merely a figure of speech. If one were to...