Sunday, December 5, 2010

Frosty Travels

Making a quick tour of points East this afternoon, the Time Traveller and I found ourselves beneath the Christmas tree of Vineland Estate Winery.

After tasting some wine and cheese upstairs, we descended into their wine cellar where wines were paired with chocolate. I enjoyed their Chardonnay and Riesling. We also enjoyed our 'taste test' of an wine aroma kit. If you want a fun evening with friends, I suggest investing $169 in one of the Wine Awakenings kits. Better than an hour of Trivial Pursuit, an hour of testing your ability to differentiate the aromas found in a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Pinot Noir would be edutainment paired with good wine and a few nibbles.

From the vineyards, we headed to the water to a beach that my grandmother used to take us as kids in summertimes long ago. Today, a cold winter whipped up the white caps.

And the water was coooold. Notice the icicles under the rock. Brrrrr.

Then we climbed the escarpment and I introduced the Time Traveller to Beamer Falls. Lots of water cascaded down, leaving icicles on the stone face. The vibrant reds and yellows of Fall have morphed into tawny browns and greys. Ah, the many faces of Mother Nature.

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