By the end of the tour, we were rosy-cheeked and giddy and definitely over-shared with our sommelier at our last stop about the previous night's antics, which had included a series of vigorous, physical challenges and gluttonous over-eating by a load of optimists with not one empty glass in site the entire night. A big thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Birthday Boy, Katie and Mark, for being Divine hosts as always.
Based on the above, here are a few things I learned this weekend:
- 2007 was a great year for Ontario wines (but Ontario reds still taste like swill no matter how pretty the label)
- You can buy an oak barrel (French oak, even) should you have the need for one for about $60, which sounds like a deal until you try to get it in your car
- Planning a weekend with a teacher will almost always feature "activities" that I don't win
- and Games that are called cornhole and swingin' dick require stretching before playing