Our Beautiful British Columbia

I am not a born British Columbian, but I am one in spirit.

The summer years of my childhood were spent driving back and forth from a northern Alberta town to the Okanagan Valley for as far back as I can remember. For about 2-3 weeks a year we were in paradise; a clean lake to swim in, a beach to sleep on, tons of trails to explore and not to mention the heat!

I am lucky enough to live here, spending a good chunk of time in the Lower Mainland as well as my beloved Okanagan which I have come home to. I was planning on writing the NaBloPoMo prompt tonight until I saw this “Wild within” video on twitter posted by @hellobc (Destination BC).

Wow. I think my part of my jaw is still on the floor. They captured the pure essence and pure “epic-ness” of this great land we call home. It is the land of the untamed, the land of wine, and the land of our people. It is not unusual to see film productions here, living in Vancouver, I drove by a film shoot almost every single day.

I love our First Nations, I am also one of them. I feel such a pull to the land, to protect it for future generations and to preserve our history. I am proud to live here, happy to promote the province I live in and the beautiful bounty we have to offer.

British Columbia, Canada.

If it isn’t on your bucket list to visit, it should be.



Published by ZWineNinja

In wine there is truth. This blog is about my own musings, from the very beginnings.... Truth. In my very first wine experience, I did not even like the smell of wine. I loved the tanks, hoses, and barrels but plugged my nose while walking around the winery. In reality, this wine ninja was all of 5 years of age and had many years to go before falling under the allure of wine. Flash forward a few years, I was culinary bound, learning about flavours, origins and the land and then discovered the concept of Wine pairings. My mind was blown :O! I needed to learn all I could, so I took a chance and applied at 3 wineries. I started at my first choice one on an entry level position, but I have never looked back. I grew with the winery, experiencing different aspects and later growing with the company in management in all aspects of retail and also in sales. Though I have done schooling for other things artistic in nature, I have always circled back to wine, the siren to my career. I have my ISG diploma, are WSET Certified and strive to learn all I can, taking my WSET Diploma with a goal in sight. This is a place where I will share my true impressions, experiences, tastings, recipes (gluten free as I am a celiac), and thoughts not of anyone else. In vino veritas, the quest for knowledge never ends.

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