Monday, May 3, 2010

Inniskillin hosted the artist (post Ice Gate) in Oliver, B.C. in April. Suzanne Coles, Guest Services Manager, takes us through a tasting. I took notes, so I could remember something. She made an excellent point when I told her my memory isn't good. "You have a fine memory," she said, "it's just very short."

At Jackson Triggs, we were hosted by Sarah Sloan where we tasted her favorite wine -- the 2004 Sunrock Cabernet Sauvignon, (won Gold at the Canadian Wine Awards in 2007).

At See Ya Later Ranch, Taylor and Megan talked up their fine wines. Taylor's favorite - Pinot Gris was also mine. (All their wines win awards, and this one won Gold at the Pac Rim Internatioal Wine Competition) - it's a really drinkable, affordable table wine. Their 2006 Chardonnay (oaked) is also excellent, (it won Gold at the Canadian Wine Championships). They also have a very tasty, crisp and dry Jimmy My Pal.

We stepped out of our zone and tried the Nelly, a rose made of gamay noir, cab franc and Gewurztraminer, nice! That's Tasha, serving.

Saturday we hosted our Volunteer Appreciation get-together -- the fab four who helped us for the Strike of ICE GATE. And .. we tasted the wines we brought home from the Okanagan.

That's Thor & Jan on the left next to Gord, Diane & Gary Gronlund on the right in the back row, and Barb & Pete Mason in the front. Brett McGillivray had to leave early - but he brought his home made apple pie. We gave Gary a Paintings Below Zero official jacket for his 3 days of goodwill -- Thanks again for jumping in and lending a hand!

See for this and other stories of AFTER Ice Gate.