Sales and marketing manager Judi Skinner gazes out her Marilyn Monroe-bedecked office to Dirty Laundry Vineyard’s (DLV) spectacular views below. “It’s going to be another great lineup of free entertainment on our gorgeous patio,” she says with a smile.
Every summer weekend, DLV features live music. Stop in, taste the newest vintages and then pick out a wine or something from their deli counter before heading to the patio to soak in the sounds, sun and ambiance of this popular Summerland destination.
Alberta fans will be excited to find their coveted wines more easily as DLV welcomes the Gold Medal Marketing (GMM) team. GMM president Andy Dunn says they are “extremely proud to be the Alberta agency for Dirty Laundry Vineyard. We’ve been looking for the right BC winery to represent for a long time – to get a winery of this quality is a testament to our staff and the winery.”
DLV’s hot new website is up and running. Sign up to be a VIP (no charge) and get 10% off your first purchase. The Bordello Wine Club has been completely overhauled and with basic “Peek-a-boo” memberships as low as $85, almost anybody can afford to join. Looking for gifts that aren’t bottle-shaped? Visit www.dirtylaundry.ca for shopping ideas ranging from sexy underwear to coquettish bottle stoppers, and shop till you drop!
2012 ‘Threadbare Vines’ Gewürztraminer $19.99
“Best of Varietal” winner at the 2013 Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, the least-known sister of DLV’s three Gewürztraminer ‘siblings,’ Threadbare is getting rave reviews – particularly from chefs seeking the food friendly drier style rarely found in Gewürz. Exhibiting the varietal’s classic aromas of rose petal, lychee and spice. DLV attributes “Threadbare’s” lack of notoriety to her name, and has issued a call for something sexier. Email ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15th. Winning name and prizes will be announced in October!
~ Sarah Willard