The Twitter community, who always seem to be there when I need my spirits raised, were quick to point out that sometimes we all need to hit the pause button. It's true. And now I'm back and feeling recharged and refreshed!
But despite the short blog hiatus, I've still been doing lots of wine-related things. I thought this post could be a re-cap of some of the ones I'd like to share.
What I've Been Drinking:
|Photo from the Palatine website|
For more info on Palatine Hills: https://www.palatinehillsestatewinery.com/
To read Uncork Ontario: http://uncorkontario.com/
I recently learned about Canada Braai Day from a rep for the Distell Group in Canada. They offered to send over some info and I was intrigued. As the media release explains, braai is Afrikaans for barbeque and the custom has become so popular in South Africa that it now has its own holiday. I have really enjoyed learning about South African wines and culture of late and I thought it was a fun idea to try and bring this tradition to Canada. Braai Day was yesterday (September 20th) and to celebrate, I raised a glass of Savanna Cider from South Africa. It wasn't as sweet a cider as I usually like, but it was nice to try my first South African cider and Shawn, who prefers a dry cider, really enjoyed it. I hope to have some South African wine this weekend to extend the celebration - I've become quite a fan of the region recently.
There's a website that explains Canada Braai Day and offers up recipes and other info for how you can celebrate this weekend or in the weeks to come: http://braai.ca/
What I've Been Reading:
For more info on Wine & War: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/wine-and-war-the-french/9780767904483-item.html?ikwid=Wine+%26+War&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=5
For more info on The Billionaire's Vinegar: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/the-billionaires-vinegar-the-mystery/9780307338785-item.html?ikwid=Benjamin+Wallace&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0
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What I've Been Eating:
For more info on Yam Chops: http://yamchops.com/