November 2015 // Superwash Merino+Nylon, Bulletproof Sock
Late fall brings to my mind the delectable, sweet, late harvest wines that are produced in our local wine region, the Okanagan Valley.
One summer during my university years, some friends and I drove up to the Okanagan for a weekend and we treated ourselves to a winery tour. We had tiny little sips of a great many varietals and types of wine, including a sweet and delicious ice wine, made from grapes that had frozen on the vine. One of my girlfriends was so enamoured with this ice wine, she bought herself an entire case and swore that she would drink it when she got married. Eight years later, we did indeed crack open that case of wine. But that ice wine, meant to be enjoyed as a young wine, had changed colour to a darker amber and the taste had mellowed into a syrupy, honeyed flavour.
Frozen Grapes reminds me that sometimes it’s not a bad idea to just enjoy things in the moment. Rather than stashing precious things for another day, why not crack them open and love them now?