Originally posted at http://ontariowinediva.blogspot.com
Olympic fever has hit Canada – we’re only eleven days away from the beginning of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC and you can feel the anticipation of the events to come. Whether you’re one of the lucky ones to be in Vancouver to watch the events, or you’re going to be watching from the comfort of your living room, we all seem to have our favourite sports and, in some cases, favourite athletes that we will be watching closely. In my house, the big name is Steve Omischl – a member of the Men’s Aerials (Freestyle Skiing) team – and a former classmate of my sister back when we lived in North Bay. With all the excitement about the Olympics, it’s almost easy to overlook the fact that British Columbia is one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada to visit. So, in honour of the majestic beauty of British Columbia, and to show off a different side to the province that will be home to the next set of Olympic Games, every day of the Olympics – from Friday, February 12th through to Sunday, February 28th – I will be announcing a new winery each day for people to visit in British Columbia. Also, for those of us who won’t be lucky enough to visit this beautiful province, I’ll also be suggesting one Canadian wine a day for each of us to try.
Now, I want to take a moment and thank everyone who made suggestions on my Facebook wall on great wineries in British Columbia – you’ll have to come back every day during the Olympics to see which one’s made the cut. For anyone who is interested, if you want to suggest a wine of the day for the Olympics, feel free to post a comment below and maybe your suggestion will be featured over the course of the seventeen days of Olympic festivities.