Happy Wine Wednesday friends.

Calling all my wine lovers, I am starting a new series on the blog entitled “Wine Wednesday”.

Every Wednesday I will be sharing new local wineries, new favourite wines, and new wine discoveries from various wine regions within British Columbia. You all know how much I love BC VQA Wine and I am so excited to share all things wine with you.

I am starting my series off talking about a new app launched by BC’s Wine Institute. The Wines of BC Explorer app covers more than 230 wineries and lists 5,480 BC wines. It is also the ultimate guide to the latest local winery experiences such as elevated tastings, picnics on the terrace, tours, fun wine school (learn how to sabre!), and much more.

With new wines being release all the time and new BC wineries popping up, it is often hard to know where to start.

Well now there is an APP for that. See the visual set-up here.

Download on Apple mobile devices here. And Android devices here.

Wines of BC Explorer app allows you to discover what you love by taking a taste test to identify your personalized flavour profile. It’s your personal adviser to provide expert recommendations on BC VQA Wines and wineries that you are going to simply love.

Here is what you can expect on the Wines Of BC Explorer App:

  • Personalized taste test. Take the test and get a personalized list of wines that you will love. Note. This taste test has over 80% success rate in suggesting wines that you will love based on your flavourprofile.

  • Easy to use! Quickly locate lists of popular BC wines organized by grape variety, specific winery, or location.

  • It’s thorough! Every BC winery and almost all BC wines are locatedwithin the app. No matter where you are in the province, you can find BC VQA Wines and wineries that are right for you. 

  • Curated and themed lists are profiled. Learn about award-winning BC wineries, organic BC wines, rare BC varietals and much more.

  • Events plus! Learn about new experiences first; picnics, private vineyard tours, outdoor tastings, dog-friendly wineries, picnic friendly and more.

I recently took my personalized taste test on the App and now I have so many amazing recommendations to try. I was surprised how many wines were recommended. I have to admit I am a creature of habit and usually stick to my faves but I am now excited to try some of these personalized recommendations this summer.

What I really like about the app is that my recommendations are grouped by wines such as reds, whites, sparkling so it is super easy for me to find a wine I want to try. The app also gives you all the tasting information about each wine and has a place for you to enter your own tasting notes once you have tried it. It islike having my own personalized wine manual or sommelier in the house!

Who is ready to get their own personalized wine recommendations? Let’s try some new BC wines together this summer.

Download the Wines of BC Explorer app to help you discover what you love and plan your next wine trip this summer all while supporting local wineries. 

Require further incentive?


Each week from now until August 31, 2020 one lucky name will be randomly drawn from the Wines of BC Explorer App users to win a $25 gift certificate to a BC winery. Use it on your next visit or order BC wine direct online. The gift certificate will be for a new BC winery every week. The sooner you download the app more chances you will have to win. Download here

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