Daily Archives: July 8, 2019

Alternative Okanagan (1) Sage Hills and Keenan

Sage Hills is a relatively new Okanagan winery. The vineyard, beautifully situated on a lake-facing hill in Summerland, was purchased by Vancouver property developer Rick Thrussell in 2006. At the time, it was a rather run-down apricot farm that had been abandoned for a decade, and Rick planted 7 acres of vines on the site, plus another 3 on a …

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Vine | A magical elixir brewed from the fermented nectar of …

A magical elixir brewed from the fermented nectar of the grape has become part of human culture.   This photo was taken by a Minolta Autocord Seikosha-MX (Chiyoko) TLR medium format film camera and Chiyoko Rokkor 1:3.5 & 1:3.2 f=75mm lenses and HOYA HMC 49mm Y[K2] filter + adapter using Kodak 100TMX film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection …

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Dems risk the election if they bash cops

Did you hear about that incident over the weekend where a Tempe, Arizona Starbucks barista asked five cops to leave the store because a customer said he or she “did not feel safe” in their presence? A hashtag, #DumpStarbucks, immediately started trending on Twitter. I must admit to being stunned and offended by this story. By all accounts, the cops …

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Daily Wine News: A New Day in Napa

Last year, Napa’s Heitz Cellar was sold last year to Arkansas agriculture-and-banking billionaire Gaylon Lawrence Jr., who appointed Carlton McCoy Jr. as the new president and CEO. In Grape Collective, Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher talk to McCoy about his plans for the future. “Even if you are not a wine geek or a big fan of Heitz, his …

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Prosecco appointed UNESCO World Heritage status

Valdobbiadene vineyards The status was awarded for the landscape ‘characterised by ‘hogback’ hills, ciglioni – small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces – forests, small villages and farmland,’ according to UNESCO. ‘For centuries, this rugged terrain has been shaped and adapted by man.’ In particular, the training of vines since the 17th century has helped contribute to the unique …

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