Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 29/8/2008 (3223 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
First things first, some business...Liquor Marts will be closed on Monday, so stock up early so you're not stuck in line on Saturday or Sunday. Alternately, some beer vendors and private wine stores will be open on Monday - it might not be a bad idea to call ahead.I found a piece yesterday on Time Magazine's website called "Fifty States of Wine"
- writer Joel Stein, upon discovering that every state produces some sort of wine, decided to take on the task of trying one from every state. The results are all over the map (pardon the pun) check it out for yourself here
. You can also check out the video he shot with Wine Library TV
's Gary Vaynerchuk, where they tasted through ten wines from various states.So I thought I'd do the same north of the border - try and track down/taste a wine from every wine-producing province of the True North Strong and Free. I've already tasted wines from Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. I think that leaves Newfoundland, Quebec and Alberta (to my knowledge, there is no wine made in Saskatchewan, but I'll check around). I'll post the results here as I go through them - if you have any insight/tips, let me know
Apparently there is wine made in Saskatchewan - a reader alerted me to Cypress Hills Winery
... another one to add to the list.Not surprisingly, Bottle Shock
has already left the theatres - I apologize for failing to get to see it and provide a review. I guess I'll have to wait for the cheap theatres to pick it up or for its release on DVD. From the sounds of things, I/we didn't miss much.Have a great long weekend and - dare I say it again? - Go Bombers! Hey, last time it worked...