Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 27/4/2011 (2125 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
It's been, once again, far too long between posts, but that little e-hiccup is about to be corrected. I can't after all, remain silent in this little corner of the Winnipeg Free Press website as the Winnipeg Wine Festival descends on venues across the city. From the ancillary events to the Gala Dinner to the weekend public tastings, I'll be taking in as much of the fest as is humanly possible.
Expect daily (or as close to daily as possible) updates, pictures, a flurry of tweets (can there be flurries of tweets, or is there another word for such an activity) and maybe some video. In the meantime, you can check out this upcoming weekend's column in the Detour section for some tips on navigating the public tastings, and/or visit the Winnipeg Wine Festival's website for a tentative list of wineries as well as info on how to get tickets for events (which are really moving, I'm told). Proceeds from all events go to Special Olympics Manitoba (click for ticket info as well, or visit one of Manitoba's Liquor Marts or Ticketmaster for tickets to the public tastings).
PS. I wrote this post from a picturesque window seat at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café, which is just a beauty of a spot on the corner of McDermot and Arthur. They've got a nice little selection of wines on hand if you're so inclined too...