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Okanagan Winery Visit: O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars Wine Review Chardonnay

Hello! Follow me through Canada’s famed Okanagan Valley and check out the most extreme wines of the North. Today’s example, newcomer: O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars and their Chardonnay. Continue reading

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Extreme Wine Trip: Okanagan Valley BC Canada Part 1

Stuck at home? Grab a glass of something nice. Since we can’t travel, stray with me to the edge of wine-making. With so many “important” wine regions out there, I had set aside Canada’s Okanagan Valley. It was too far, … Continue reading

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Township 7: Fraser Valley and Okanagan Wines in Canada

We leave Backyard Vineyards, and grab lunch at a deli with more German imports than we saw in Germany. Satiated, we drive to Township 7.

Empty fields lead to vineyards. A yellow building sits above the vines. A pleased couple ambles out, glasses in hand, to a bench flanked by vineyards. We head in… Continue reading

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Vancouver Visit Leaves for Backyard Vineyards in Fraser Valley

With one “dry” weather day left in Vancouver, we hike the interior of Stanley Park. We feel like lost hobbits in this endless glade.

Dog walkers disappear as we delve deeper. Misty and free of the city’s steel, we find something odd. Continue reading

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Vancouver Visit to Stanley Park, Liberty Distillery, Fish and Chips, BC Liquor Store

Wayward Wine continues to search for drinks-related fun in “No Fun City”: Vancouver, BC. Where better to start than downtown’s Signature BC Liquor Store? But even in this urban chic city center, this state-run store only offers the same old Okanagan brands (Wayne Gretzky wine…sigh). Prices all tend to the teens and above. Anything cheaper and “local” is Australian bottled in BC (yes, they have a section for it). Thanks to brutal taxes, shelf price for any wine from anywhere, is twice what is stateside. There’s a reason people buy wine pre-made in bulk from private home brew shops: Continue reading

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