Monday, August 28, 2023

 Aussie Fest 2023

Festina Lente Estate Winery and Meadery is Langley BC is not only known for it meads and hospitality but also for its numerous events. This past Saturday Barbara and I along with friends took in the Aussie Fest event. 

Thankfully we were granted VIP status and had a parking spot; the winery event was sold out and the place was hoping. The horse area was turned into the event center. Owners Bill and Teresa Townsley daughter Katherine is a an equestrian rider.

We of course started off the event with a glass of  Mead going with the semisweet Vinum Regum. We sat and enjoyed the music until our drinks were finished then toured the numerous vendors.

Later the horses would draw my attention. 

We returned to the tasting room sitting on the patio listing to the music. We also orders a flatbread
from the High Tea Food truck. Yum.

We relaxed ate our flatbread and ordered a bottle of Luna Methegin that complimented the flat bread nicely.

It was a most enjoyable time at Festina Lente

Thursday, August 3, 2023


One meal that I  really enjoy is Schnitzel. Schnitzel is a selection of meat pounded thin and coated with bread crumps and spices. It then fried. Its origin is German/Austrian

It is often made with veal or pork It can be made from various kinds of meat such as chicken or turkey.

Selecting a Wine to go with Schnitzel is simple enough. The key been the breaded meat and fried. So a medium to low acidity is best. A low tannin red can work well. Try to avoid a full body red.

Any red with more than 13.5 % alcohol is considered full body Examples would be Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

A light body red such has a Pinot Noir would have less than 12.5 % Alcohol

A fruity white is also good. Light bodied. A Riesling works as does a Chenin. I like to have a Pinot Grigo.

Gewurztraminer is also a good pairing.

I also suggest you serve mash potatoes, green Beans and Brussels Sports with the Schitzel.