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Saturday, May 19, 2007

DIY Canadian wine tour

This weekend, I'm with my family in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley touring around some of the wineries. This is our third annual trip, and something that we all look forward to. For me, the best part is that each winery has a tasting room, and you can usually taste 3 to 5 different types of their wine before you buy. It's a fantastic way to get an introduction to wine, and to figure out what you like.

Today's link is a comprehensive listing of all the wineries in the Okanagan with all the contact information, including their addresses, phone numbers, websites, email addresses and their hours of operation. The best books on the subject are by John Schreiner, including The Wineries of British Columbia and John Scheiner's Okanagan Wine Tour Guide. Some of my favourite BC wineries from the past years are: Dirty Laundry, Golden Mile Cellars, Hester Creek Estate Winery, and Quails' Gate Estate Winery.

If you've never been to the Okanagan Valley, I urge you to go and enjoy the warm, arrid climate, the beautiful views and the fantastic wine!

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