Wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner 2016
Barbara and I had a very pleasant Thanksgiving this year. Due to illness last year, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were not to be so it had been awhile since we enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
We hosted our Ladner friends Ken and Jane who had just returned from a month-long visit to the UK the day before. Ken is our unofficial marketing director and chief supporter of Wines of Canada.
Our meal consisted of turnip, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy and of course turkey, which was cooked to perfection. We tasted some of British Columbia's best wines which helped to make the meal even more enjoyable.
Our pre-meal wine came from The View Winery in Kelowna, a 2014 Silver Lining Estate Rosé. We managed to empty the bottle quickly. Thank you, Jennifer.
Ken and Barbara are both dedicated red drinkers, they switched to Chaberton Estate's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon after the Rose` The winery used grapes from three vineyards; one in Oliver, one in Naramata and one in the Similkameen to create this very full bodied wine.
After the Cab Sauv next came the Chaberton Estate 2012 AC, named after owner Anthony Chang. A very tasty wine with dark fruit flavours and hints of spice. A favourite with Barbara.
Jane and I opted for white wine, Fraser Valley Singletree Winery's 2015 Homestead. We found this to be a very good wine, it went well with the turkey.
A simple dessert of homemade banana bread along with coffee and a little LA Frenz Winery NV Liqueur Muscat finished off a meal that was filled with good food, good wine and lots of catching up!