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Joiefarm Wines – 2012

I had the opportunity to try six of Joiefarm's wines today, all being part of the new 2012 vintage. Hilariously pronounced by many customers ("Joey") - some with confidence, some hesitant, and most with charm - these wines are popular with the locals, but personally, I've never been drawn to their wines. They take advantage of BC's relatively cooler climate and vinify mostly white grapes, although their PTG has been praised by Jancis Robinson (all hail the queen). All good checkboxes for reasons to buy, but perhaps it's the 20-30 dollar price point (which honestly, makes sense for some good BC wine anyways) or perhaps it's the weird combination that the labels bring: simple but somehow ugly. That's just me, though....

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holiday wines with the co-workers

Overdue post, but it's all good. Some time in December one of us hosted another staff get together complete with an amazing multiple-course home-cooked meal, which included: - roasted celeriac soup - kohlrabi slaw with cranberries and walnuts - beet salad (with goat cheese) - braised white beans - roast chicken It was so good that most of the food is still weirdly vivid in my mind despite this being around 4 weeks ago. Alas, I don't remember the wines as well - I do remember one of us trying to act as a lion for a charades clue. The phrase was "The Chronicles of Narnia". Oh, and one of us was sick which sucked, which means we had no mashed potatoes. Oh wellzies. But yes - one...

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I NEED A BIGGER KNIFE. (UBC Wine Tasting Sesh #2)

[caption id="attachment_849" align="aligncenter" width="695"] We WILL outdrink you. And destroy you. Whichever order results in better background music.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_844" align="aligncenter" width="695"] :)[/caption] Long-ass day. Doesn't seem so bad in retrospect, but I woke up early for a 9AM thing at UBC, took the 99 to the last stop for work, and then needed to travel all the way back to UBC to lead Part 2 of the sort-of-intro-to-wine themed tasting, all while wearing pants that weren't jeans, one of those shirts you'd hate to spill wine on, and shoes that didn't fit just enough to make my feet cry. The garb was fitting for all of the day's events but for this day in particular, I would defs have lead a...

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