Sunday, September 5, 2010

Christmas Came Early: Presents from Kelowna, BC

My brother, Jones, visited Kelowna and brought back a lot of presents!

* Stewart/Alexandro came back! Funny story behind the naming of this stuffed animal...

* Jones and I wanted to adopt this rabbit, Stewart, from an elderly couple...but our plans fell through

* A big box of fresh peaches

* Close-up of a peach. It was very juicy!

* Haha, a Kinder Surprise toy. Rawr!

* Starting from the bottom left (counter clockwise): Smoked cheddar cheese with salmon (from Vernon, BC), unpasteurized honey with ginger, peppermint lip balms, bag of walnuts, apple cider, white wine, rose wine, and ice wine.

* Wines!

Little Straw Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Review
The Little Straw Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Limited 2009 Vintage) label saids...

Nestled at the foot of an extinct volcano, our vineyard is home to some of the oldest vines plants in the Okanagan Valley. The colcanic soils and micro-climate allow for complete ripeness and expression of varietal character in the creation of this fine handcrafted wine.

The wine was delish! We paired the white wine with seafood (i.e. jumbo shrimp) and it was the perfect combination. The wine had sweet citrusy tang and classic grassy flavours.   The only con about the wine is that I couldn't taste the "melon flavours". Nevertheless, the drink was very smooth (12% alc.) and memorable.

9 comments:

Maylin said...

Indeed, it has for you! :P Wanna invite me over or should I invite myself over? ;)

Aimi said...

Holy smokes! You binge blog :P Haha, nice to see some updates here! :D

Sally M. said...

I lead such a dynamic life! Always full of adventure. Mines sooooo boring.

Gigi said...

Oh, wow you are on a blogging spree! Way to go!

Would you mind listing the names of the wines? TIA.

M said...

Haha, you have multiple X-mases a year! ;) I'm jealous.

Jenny said...

wow, your brother sure loves you...you must be spoiled....he bought you so much stuff....I wish mine would show me some affection. :P

Bev said...

LIKE!

Mike said...

Oh wow! Invite me over girly for some wining and dinning..or else you'll hear me whining for the next few weeks! Haha, sorry that was terrible. :P

Kimmy said...

Lucky girl!!

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