Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Bonnet Parade

Boo, Skeletor and I joined up with the rest of the family and near-family at Vixen's (my baby sis) for Easter Dinner.  A highlight of the event is the ever-competitive making of the Easter bonnet.  Although we've only been making bonnets for a couple of years old now, it appears that a full-blown tradition is under way - even if there are a few non-believers.  This year's bonnets were pure vintage and more extravagant than ever - with multiple layers, fruity cut-outs and nuances like sliding baby chicks.  It's like Project Runway meets Ascot, except you're limited to paper plates and kid's arts and crafts tools of the trade.

But with all family gatherings (at least our's), it doesn't hurt to get the creative juices going with some wine.  On occasion, you can get those juices flowing to reach your muse, but it still might not be enough to get the 6 foot 7 inch frame of a dinner guest to model his Easter egg bedazzled bra.  Victoria's Secret may not be worried yet, but you know Heidi Klum may have pulled off quite a festive look in it.  We'll have to invite her next year.

But back to the wines.  We're adding another three to the list:

#14.  2006 Red Rooster Pinot Blanc (Naramata Bench, Okanagan) 

Winner of a bronze medal at the 2007 Canadian Wine Awards.

#15.  2005 Lang Vineyards Grand Pinot Red (Naramata Bench, Okanagan)

An interesting, light bodied blend of lemberger, pinot noir and pinot meunier.

#16.  2007  Township 7  Sauvignon Blanc (Naramata Bench, Okanagan and Fraser Valley)

There was a chance of another addition; however, I don't think anyone actually drank any of Esmeralda's homemade 2002 vintage blackberry wine.

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