The late Steven Spurrier twice participated in The Judgment of British Columbia, a comparative tasting organized by the British Columbia Wine Institute. Joining on the panel both in the Okanagan Valley and at the Decanter World Wine Awards was Barbara Philip, the first Canadian woman to become a Master of Wine. (Photo by Wine Growers of British Columbia / Courtesy of Facebook)
About Eric Degerman
Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.