June 30th is behind us. They say the Supermoon will arrive soon and I'm still searching for wine. That's why British Columbia is such a gift - wine country is not just in the Okanagan Valley - it's on the island, in the Kootenays, the Fraser Valley and along the Thompson to Kamloops and Lillooet. This is my summer of wine and while it is cooler than last year, I'm happy that fire season is below the radar and air quality is good. Covid is still in our midst so please be vigilant.
In Search of Wine
May was a wine month. TopDrop was a highlight although the follow up by Wines of Portugal presenting "vinho verde" was exceptional because it was a sit down tasting, accompanied by a three course meal (loved) and Treve Ring was bright and precise which made for a quick trip through northern Portugal. It did bring back memories of my trip to Lisbon in June of 2018.
I arrived in Kelowna on the first of June and have been planning for a summer of winery visits and tastings. Despite the weather, high water and cool temps, I'm loving it. It's summer here when the sun comes out and more frequently than at the coast. Winery visits so far: Quail's Gate, Cedar Creek, Black Swift, Ciao Bella, Kalala and Sperling Vineyards, More to come.
Since I arrived in wine country here are some of the wines I have tasted. If you recognize any of these please leave your comments below. July promises to be exciting as it started with my birthday and has been followed on by gatherings and tastings including an event that Shanyn Ward and I have organized here in Kelowna - a Taste Challenge. Stay tuned!
Taste Challenge 2022 - live in Kelowna on July 27th
They say there are no original thoughts or ideas. But if it calls then answer! Join my lovely wine gal Shanyn Ward and me as we host a blind tasting where we ask you to identify BC wine. Can you? Let's find out. Here is the link to buy tickets. This is an 19+ event. Ticket sales are in advance. Thank you for your support. Link to purchase tickets here.
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