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Wine Reviews  

Township 7, Naramata

For Canada’s 150th birthday this year, Castanet is featuring an Okanagan wine each week, celebrating the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry, including suggested food pairings and Canadian music artist to listen to while enjoying a glass. For current availability, consult the winery.

Wine: Muscat, 2015

Winery: Township 7, Naramata Bench

Why drink it? If you are familiar with Muscat, you know that it has a beautiful, fragrant, nose that lifts out of the glass like fresh flowers being caressed by a slight breeze. Orange blossom, a hint of spice, with a flinty quality, stone fruit (think white peach). The grapes for this wine come from the Oliver area where the warmth brings out the distinctive, developing Okanagan terroir of fresh fruit on the first taste, but with a dry, cleansing finish. You may be hard-pressed to find a bottle, so hit up a friend who collects BC wine, or visit the winery to find out when the next vintage is coming.

Price: $18

Pair with: A great wine, chilled, to drink on its own as a meet and greet aperitif before a meal or with light appies, pairs well with Asian cuisine that is both spicy with a hint of sweetness. Thai food, a lighter/creamy curry, or salad rolls with peanut sauce.

Classic cancon music pairing: Miss Chatelaine, k.d. lang



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