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Liquidity Wines has big winter plans featuring brunch, wine and art

Liquidity will wow in winter

The wines of the South Okanagan do not stop being wonderful in the winter, which is why Liquidity Wines is leading the charge to make the region a four-season destination for wine, food and art lovers.

The Okanagan Falls winery, which is located in the heart of wine country, is going all out this winter, making it a must-see on everyone’s calendar. Liquidity is all about the full sensory experience: elegant wines, cutting-edge art installations and inspired, locally foraged dishes. It all takes place in one of the valley's most beautiful locations.

Liquidity will get it all started on Saturday night when it hosts the first of what will be several art-themed dinners and art exhibitions this winter. “Fred Herzog: Photos & Plates” will feature nostalgic dishes from the 1950s and 1960s, which is when Herzog was one of the first photographers to really focus on colour in the photos he took on the streets of his hometown of Vancouver.

Liquidity is currently showcasing Herzog’s work, courtesy of Vancouver’s Equinox Gallery, so the theme of the first art-inspired dinner was obvious.

“I thought it would be fun to do a fifties-inspired dinner,” Liquidity executive chef Phil Tees says. “A lot of his work is black and grey with pops of colour, so that’s sort of the visual that we’re going with for the food as well.

“They’re all cool recipes from the 50s that we’ve reimagined—anything from ants on a log to short rib Wellington, baked Alaska for dessert, Waldorf salad.

“So it will be all those classics spruced up to how things are done nowadays. It’s going to be really, really cool.”

The gallery welcome reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the four-course, wine-paired dinner at 6 o’clock.

“Liquidity has a big synergy between the art, the wine and now the food,” Tees says. “So our goal was to create these themed dinners where we highlight either an artist, a piece of art that we have around the winery or just something that we love, and then find a way to make it all work together.”

The memorable moments won’t stop with the art-themed events, as Liquidity is also going to be offering brunch all winter long. The first will be held Friday, Nov. 12, and they will continue to be held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The two-course brunches will feature sweet and savoury dishes paired with wine, and mimosas, of course, will be on the menu.

Another reason to visit Liquidity during the cool days of November and December is for the wine itself. Liquidity is bringing back a limited number of vintage wines as part of bundles that will make for perfect holiday gifts, and it will also be offering magnums of wine.

“It’s perfect for the holidays, when you have a bunch of people over,” winemaker Amy Paynter says of the 1.5-litre magnums. “There’s something very elegant and fancy about a magnum.”

Tickets for all Liquidity Wines events and experiences can be found here.

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