Monday, September 22, 2008

Where were you when Summer ended ?

According to the local morning newscast summer ended at 8:44 AM Pacific today. So, where were you ?

I was a few steps south of 16th Avenue on Cambie walking daughter to school. It is a stunningly beautiful day today so hard to believe summer is gone but soon enough the rains will come.

Had a brilliant dinner on Saturday at G's, superb grilled cow and some impressive vino. I didn't mention this earlier but we took a family vacation in the Okanagan in August and I got time to prowl the Naramata Bench for wines. As always the wines of Kettle Valley and LaFrenz were impressive but the best red wine I tasted was Lake Breeze Vineyards Tempest, 2005, this is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is difficult to find and sells at the winery for $39 but it is a shining example of what BC can do with Bordeaux varietals. Sadly I have only 2 bottles left after cracking one on Saturday so if anyone is headed to Penticton in the next little while please pick me up a bottle or two.

Had a great dinner Sunday as well but it was more about the friendship and the comedy than the wine and food.

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