…salut! summer! & song!…

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“Come for the show, stay for the wine; Come for the wine, stay for the show”

…So seems to be the trendy invitation from Okanagan wineries this summer season in the fine “Napa Valley North” region of British Columbia!!!

Canadian wineries “are pouring on the cultural offerings”.

Outdoor summer concerts in uniquely fabulous settings!

Even an “Ogopogo opera–The Lake/N-ha-a-tik was performed earlier this month at Quails’Gate Winery!

Kelowna’s nearby Mission Hill Winery is hosting of all things, an Icelandic sculpture exhibition–Encounters with Iceland.

Oliver’s beloved Tinhorn Creek winery has been hosting the likes of The Boom Booms, Hey Ocean, this weekends “at Odds” concert & a September grand finale will be a delight with Colin James!

Salut to chardonnay & “just a little bit more than coming to learn how grapes are grown!”..

Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson

I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
She Stoops to Conquer, I

What though youth gave love and roses age still leaves us friends and wine.
Thomas Moore

Wine rejoices the heart of humankind and joy is the mother of all virtues.
adapt. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1771

Cheers to fine summer nights! Nostalgia! New traditions! Wine! Delights!

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