As of Sunday, I'm off to the Okanagan Valley for a week!I'm heading out as a judge for Wine Access
' Canadian Wine Awards
, where the best from our fair country go head-to-head for bragging rights. Canadian wine has come a long way over the last twenty years, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to taste through the best of what Canada has to offer. I'll also be partaking in a two-day media tour of wineries prior to the judging, which begins next Tuesday.I'll be reporting back throughout the week on what's going on in BC, what's hot and what's not, and hopefully gloating about the weather. I'll also see if I can post some pictures as I go along.***In the Saturday Detour section, I talk about some of my favourite places around town to have a glass of wine. I could have included dozens of great spots to sit and sip, but there's only so many words I'm allowed to submit, so I had to keep it to five. So what I thought I'd do is highlight some other great spots to have a glass of wine in Winnipeg, starting with...Fusion Grill - 550 Academy Road, 489-6963
Fusion features Winnipeg's best selection of Canadian wines, selected from various shops around town and sourced out in BC and Ontario by owner Scot McTaggart. Fabulous regionally inspired cuisine pairs very well with Fusion's unique wine list, which features a heaping helping of Okanagan and Niagara Peninsula wines by the glass. Reservations recommended.