It’s Wine Time!!
We all need different ways to relax. I enjoy walking the dog, family getaways and my morning exercise routine. Another favourite way to signal “relax time” and the switch from business to social mode is enjoying a glass of wine.
I’m no expert, but I’ve certainly been expanding my knowledge about wine and the winemaking process through tours. I’ve enjoyed winery visits in B.C.’s beautiful Okanagan and the amazing Sonoma Valley in California.
I fell in love with the Naramata Bench area the first time I visited. Poplar Grove Winery is my favourite (so far!) with Hillside Estate Winery and Elephant Island Orchard Winery (a fruit wine producer) rounding out an amazing experience. Then, during my son’s Osoyoos hockey tournament in 2011, La Stella winery definitely stood out for me.
Pinot Gris is my favourite varietal – I prefer white wines – and Poplar Grove’s Pinot Gris has become our “house” wine, but of course I have been exploring reds too. Poplar Grove has an “auto ship” program, so three times a year, six specially selected bottles are sent to our home. It’s a great way to try something new, expand the taste buds and learn more about wine.
In the summer (which is nice to think about in this winter weather), my favourite moments are on the deck with good friends and a glass of wine. Of course I’ve also found it is nice to meet business associates over a glass, as it gives us an additional topic to discuss.
Sharing a glass of wine with friends, family or colleagues is a great way to relax and unwind from life’s sometimes crazy pace.
Blog by Marci Deane, Mortgage Broker askmarci.ca