The Remark - September 2011

HOT LIST
Happy Cow homemade ice cream
Demo Derby
New fall clothes
Fantasy teams
Canning
The colour orange
Tall boots
New fall menus
Training for the Fernie Half Marathon
The smell of new school supplies
Harvest
Halloween candy
Quieter highways
iPhone 5 release rumors
Television shows

OMG-Facts.com
Drinking wine can protect your skin against sunburn!
You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.
You’re more likely to die going to buy a lottery ticket then you are actually winning the lottery.
Women speak 7000 words a day.
Jellyfish evaporate out of water - they are 98% water.
No word in the English language rhymes with silver, purple, month or orange.
The stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.
The first album to be recorded on a CD was ABBA's “The Visitors".
After a Columbian drug lord was killed his hippos escaped into the wild. Now Colombia has a hippo problem.

"Don’t you hate when you change the channel to avoid an annoying commercial but then forget to flip back to what you were watching?"

"Don’t you love telling people your crazy dreams, but totally hate hearing about theirs?"

Fall Fashion
100% this is my favorite time of the year for fashion. Over the next couple of months you can expect all the coziest and softest sweaters to keep you warm while making you feel sexy and stylish - even if you are just out to grab a loaf of bread. Look for chunky knits, sweater dresses and cardigans. Wear your knits with a tall pair of riding boots and some wooden or vintage jewelry.

In Need Of Wine!
September is when I start feeling ready to sink into some deep cab savs, the dog days of summer and sav blancs are behind me and my palette is ready for something meatier. Recently I had an invitation to taste some wine from a local wine rep. Robertson Wine Agency represents 23 small wineries from the Okanagan with over 120 wines from 27 varietals. From this tasting, these three wines stood out as definite musts!

House of Rose, Kelowna - The Hot Flash
The winemaker’s husband delicately explained the inspiration behind the concept of the Hot Flash wine to me, a wonderful blend of shiraz and foch, I was thrilled with this wine. Smooth and juicy with a spicy flash on the finish - my personal fav.

House of Rose, Kelowna- Port
Made the traditional way – aged slowly in the sun for two full summers, providing a smooth, slow finish to every sip. With the scent of black currant and flavours of plum, raspberry, black currant and anise, this port is excellent for sipping or drizzle over vanilla ice cream and add shaved chocolate.

Thornhaven - Merlot
Merlot is more versatile and less tannic than cab savs. Delicious red fruits balanced by just the right touch of oak for sipping.

If you are planning an event and need wine, call Robertson Wine Agency 250-423-3441.