If youâ€™re reading this blog thereâ€™s a high probability youâ€™ve been Blasted. And Iâ€™m pretty sure thereâ€™s a good chance youâ€™ve met a Diva. After all, this is OkanaganÂ wine country.
I got Blasted recently with a couple of friends, and it made me realize that I need to get Blasted more often. I live minutes away fromÂ the source, so I have ample opportunity to get Blasted with the good stuff.
This is not about me getting drunk. While that may be a side effect occasionally, itâ€™s not the intention and I’ll keep those bits to myself. Right now Iâ€™m talking about Blasted Church. What did you think, silly?
Iâ€™ve had my gulps of their white blend, Hatfieldâ€™s Fuse, and clinked glasses full of the red blend The Dam Flood, so this time I chose something a bit different: the RosĂ©. Summerâ€™s knocking at the door and the red wine lover in me sometimes craves of a taste a wee bit beyond the white wine world. In that case, a good rosĂ© is in order.
The Blasted Church RosĂ© was all tart-y goodness. It made me think of cherries, the kind that arenâ€™t quite sweet but arenâ€™t quite sour â€“ like ones your friend who makes the really good pies bakes with. Everyone has a friend who makes good pies; if you donâ€™t, you should. Iâ€™ll be taking a bottle of that RosĂ© on a picnic this summer, especially when weâ€™ve got leftover pulled pork for sandwiches. Mmmâ€¦
Didnâ€™t I mention something about a Diva? Ah, yes. Thereâ€™s a Diva in the Okanagan. You can find her at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, and she goes by the name of Divaâ€™s Delightâ€“ Late Harvest Ehrenfelser. Plus, she comes in a veryÂ unique case.
Â Iâ€™m not a big fan of late harvest wines. Itâ€™s not aboutÂ the sweetness â€“ for me, drinking coffee is a vehicle for sugar delivery (yep, Iâ€™m one of thosepeople); itâ€™s that I find so many late harvest wines too similar. And like Iâ€™ve said before, everyone has their own taste, so this is the game where nobody’s wrong and everybody wins. Yay!
The Summerhill Late Harvest Ehrenfelser is a pleasant, pretty wine. Itâ€™s not overly sweet, and can be sipped on its own or after a meal. If enjoy late harvest wines Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll be quite happy with this one. Give it a try â€“Â and it’s got some of the most unique packaging around.
I think that’s what wine’s about: trying new things, sharing experiences with friends and getting Blasted with a Diva â€“ once in a while. Donâ€™t be so uptight; un*wine*d a little. It’s fun.