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Okanagan Weekend

Lifestyle & Culture | August 29, 2008

It was bound to happen really, the wine capital of Canada is named after me!

Wine... yes, it's a relationship that spans many years, a love hate relationship (i.e. I love it more than life itself, but hate the fact that I'm probably officially classed as an alcoholic). Either way, this weekend I'm going to allow myself to revel in my love with wine and taste up a storm all over British Columbia's famous Okanagan Valley.

Two years ago, as a relative newcomer to Vancouver, I was amazed and delighted to discover the great variety of delicious local wine available, and since my first $8 tipple (I was poor at the time okay?) I've developed quite a passion for the odd BC bottle. Three trips to the Okanagan later and I'm becoming quite the "expert" on the area's best. Not that I claim to know anything much about wine, but I do know which ones I like and what I'd recommend to a friend if they asked my advice.

So, this weekend I'm heading back again and I can't wait. We're going to tackle the Naramata Bench region the first day, and I'm not sure where we'll head the next, but I can see my credit card getting a good old-fashioned workout that's for sure! Combine this with the fact that one of the friends we're traveling with is a gourmet French chef and you've just created my idea of heaven :)

I'll update everyone next week with my thorough and completely accurate tasting notes (???) as well as a bunch of hopefully awesome pictures.

Mission Hill Vineyard in winter - what a view.

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About Bay Oliver

Bay's career has been many and varied due to a penchant for traveling the world. After completing a double degree in Business Management and Journalism at the University of Queensland in 2002 she was lucky enough to land herself a job at Brisbane's Quest Community Newspapers. A year of roving reporting brought the epiphany that journalism and Bay didn't jive.
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