Judith and Bill Hamilton hosted their group this past month, and it was another very fun and informative wine appreciation evening. A wonderful selection of Okanagan wines were featured, ranging from better known vintages such as Mission Hill’s velvety Pinot Gris to lesser knowns such as Monte Creek Ranch Winery’s lively Rosé. In this crowd, food often takes center stage along with the wines, and we enjoyed a beautiful meal of bruschetta and cheeses, fresh salmon, seasonal asparagus, lovely salads, and Tuscan olive oil and lemon cake - all topped off with much laughter and good conversation.
Paul Atterton and Bev White hosted a lovely evening of 40 Knots wines, with special guests Layne and Brenda, owners of 40 Knots. Starting with Spindrift (a sparkling wine made using the champagne method) and ending with Fallen Apple, each of the 9 wines had a thorough description of grape and production method and was paired with food provided by host and guests. The favourite wine was Gewurtztraminer, winning hands down. This wine stood out above all the rest as it was equally good with or without food. A great way to spend a summer evening.
As well, a group of members enjoyed the outdoor ambience at 40 Knots Winery whilst sipping wines and being
entertained by Anela. It was a perfect evening!
Some wine appreciation groups will continue to meet over the summer. The sign-up for next season will be at the Probus September general meeting.