Mar 21, 2020
Welcome. We hope this finds you well and safe.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives.
Imagine what effect it’s had on the food and wine businesses we know and love.
I reached out to as many owners and winemakers as I could find in a single day in the hope that their answers could become your answers.
The basic questions were
How are you doing and how is your business handling this crisis?
How can we, the consumer help sustain your business?
Suggestions? Ideas? Are you open and if so, under what restrictions?
Chef Robert Belcham – President of the Chef’s Table Society of BC (Vancouver)
Exec Chef Mark Filatow – Waterfront Wines and Wine Bar (Kelowna)
Sandra Oldfield – Founder Elysian Projects (South Okanagan)
Miles Prodan – President and CEO of BC Wine Institute (Kelowna)
John Skinner – Founder of Painted Rock Winery and member of Okanagan Wine Imitative (OK Falls)
James Iranzad – Partner in Gooseneck Hospitality (Wildebeest, Bufala, Lucky Taco, Bells & Whistles) (Vancouver)
Tim Meeks – Food and Wine Fan and Senior Nurse (Seattle)
Jean-Benoit Deslauriers – Head Winemaker Benjamin Bridge – (Gaspereau Valley Nova Scotia)
Michael Bartier – Founder/Winemaker Bartier Brothers Wines (South Okanagan)