Episode 177 – Oh Canada! Our Wine So Fine And Grand

Episode 177 – Oh Canada! Our Wine So Fine And Grand Episode 177 – Oh Canada! Our Wine So Fine And Grand

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil feature two wines from Canada. Wait, Canada makes wine? Isn’t it too cold up there? Yes, there are challenges but the two wines we’re tasting through this week, from the Okanagan Valley,  hit the mark! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing #OhShuckyDarns 

Wines this episode:   

  • 2021 Quails’ Gate Chardonnay ($28.99 Sobeys Liquor) 
  • 2014 Bordertown Vineyards & Estates Living Desert Red 

For information on the 2021 Quails’ Gate Chardonnay, please visit https://www.quailsgate.com/product/2021-chardonnay

For information on Bordertown Vineyards & Estates, please visit https://bordertownwinery.com

Our Wine Time Fridays Charity Sips: A Toast to Good Deeds featured organization: Dogsmile Adventures

Dogsmile Adventures is a non-profit that uses the magic of sailing to spark joy and healing. They offer therapeutic sailing programs for everyone, with a focus on under-resourced communities like veterans, youth, and those facing challenges. Imagine the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the feeling of pure joy as you glide across the water – that’s Dogsmile! They believe “a Dogsmile is an expression of unadulterated happiness,” and their mission is to bring that grin to people who need it most.For information on Dogsmile Adventures, please visit https://www.dogsmileadventures.org

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors: Bottle Joy and Eternal Wine!

Eternal Wine.  Are you a Rhone Ranger or just really love Syrah? Then you need to check out Eternal Wine! Their focus is on single vineyard Rhone valley wines in Washington State. Also check out their Drink Washington State brand of approachable wines! Visit https://eternalwine.com for more information or simply call 509-240-6258. Eternal Wine: Drink Wine, Be Happy.

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And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music, which is ANYthing but average.  Please visit https://todhornby.com or contact him at veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

The 7Cellars Wine Word of the Week – Cooperage

The barrels or casks that hold the wine. It can also mean the place where those barrels were made, or, the storage capacity of a winery.

Two icons, John Elway and Robert Mondavi Jr have joined forces and come up with 7Cellars wines, crafting exceptional California wine since 2015! Visit https://www.7cellars.com/  for free shipping on all orders or find them at your favorite wine retailer! 7Cellars: Excellence in every sip.

Wines we enjoyed this week: Goosecross State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rivaura Viognier, Daniel Baron Francophone Pinot Noir, Block Nine Pinot Noir, Scott Peterson Rox Red, Elsom Cellars Mourvèdre, Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Browne Chardonnay and a Browne Malbec.

Mentions: Alison, Shannon & Chantelle from Sobeys Liquor in Kindersley, Judy & Stan Tebow, Floating Green Restaurant, Lola Wine Lounge, Jennifer and Rich Perry, Carrie, CDA Gourmet, E&J Gallo, Rombauer, Massican, Cuvée Collective.

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