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Year in Review

You know those dreams you have that you can’t wait to tell everyone about.  The dreams that have intricate details more fascinating to the teller than the listener?  That’s what the Year in Review photos are like on Facebook aren’t they?  I don’t feel that way – but i suspect a lot of people do. Nuts to them – here’s my Pull the Cork Year in Photos

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Ox Patio at the end of winter with a Wellington SPA

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The first signs of spring and i stop drinking potentially dangerous water and tuck into a nice Muga Rosé

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The fine people at Muskoka Brewery helped make a beer tasting out of our micro farm planting  day

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The summer began on Vancouver Island with a lovely white wine grown and bottled by a Canadian Aboriginal group

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Grappa 1-0 Lemoncillo  [bunny ears by my M]

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Um, this Autumnal Stonehammer Dark got some foliage help from my daughters i think

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Of course we made Gin

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and back to Nouveau, where this blog began

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Aboriginal Wine

Recently I spent 1 week on Vancouver Island with my daughter.  Beautiful.  Honestly considered not coming back and sending for the rest of the family to pack up and join us there instead.  Did you know they can grow fig trees on the island?  For some reason that excited me.

Also, what excited me was when M found us a bottle of Nk’Mip wines – Canada’s first Aboriginal owned and operated cellar.  We drank the Dreamcatcher – a blend of Riesling and Chenin Blanc. It was dry, crisp, with lemon and melon notes, and just a touch of sweetness at the end from the ripe fruits. I’ve never had an Aboriginal wine before – and if you think of it, who knows how to work the land this country better? The Okanagan people have been growing crops here for centuries.  The wine was beautiful – like the Island. Seriously, look a this photo and for the love of sweet baby bacchus somebody tell me why i didn’t send for the rest of the family and just stay there.

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Nk’Mip Dreamcatcher

Home base on Van Isle

Home base on Van Isle

 

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