2nd vintage release for the wknd! MAN Family Shiraz 2015 from South Africa. MAN stands for the first letters of each of the winery owners wives: Marie, Anette, Nicky. $13.95 and offers super value for medium to full bodied Shiraz. 400 cases available.
Vintages release alert! Check out this lovely Verdejo (grape variety) from Rueda, Spain, produced by the iconic @cvnevino $13.95. CRAZY good value for white wine shoppers and available in limited quantities. Enjoy!
I was bullied as a young boy because I wore this patch for most of grade one. Looking different than others made me an easy target, and on many nights when my mom and dad would come home, they’d ask how my day was and the response was often a tear out from under the patch. I wore the patch because I had a lazy eye, and the solution was to force that eye to do all the work before getting glasses.
Getting bullied, at any age, in any situation, SUCKS, wiping out your self-esteem, and confidence. Grade one wasn’t the only time it happened, and bullying continued through summer camp and high school, hardening my determination to stand up to those who tried to put me down, and stand up for others who were a target. I am who I am today because of those experiences, and today, as a father of four young boys, I am keenly aware of what bullying challenges lie ahead for them.
Last month, my business partner Allan Jackson and I launched D’Ont Poke the Bear Wines from Niagara. The brand is all about Canada, and representing who we are. Over and above the wine, we are working hard to raise awareness for anti-bullying by telling OUR stories of bullying, and how we navigated through it.
My ask of my friends, family, and colleagues is to share your story about how you were bullied, and how it made you feel. I realize that it is not always that easy to tell those stories, and I still have some I am not comfortable sharing, so I would fully understand your apprehension. Our goal is to raise awareness and put an end to bullying, raising money from proceeds from the sale of D’Ont Poke the Bear wines to our not for profit, Friends First.
Share your story with the hashtag #WhyiamaBear and #dontpokebears
The more we talk it up, the more likely it is we can put a stop to bullying.
Great day with family in the county celebrating birthday's and Rob and Jane's 40th wedding anniversary! Congrats @janeoldfield @oldfield1212
If red is on the menu this weekend, here is one of our favourites; Cune Reserva 2012 from our great friends @cvnevino in Rioja, Spain. Age worthy for the cellar or now for those less patient! Enjoy!! $26.95
For the hot weekend ahead, check out this outstanding Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc out in vintages today. $17.95 and uber fresh and delicious!! #nobrainer