Closing Out Father’s Day Weekend with a Shiraz from Canada

Another Father’s Day weekend is in the books. After spending Saturday strawberry picking and making jam, we relaxed on Sunday at my parents’ house in the pool and on the deck.

My father has always been the one to push me the hardest and expects the most from me. I often resent it but then I also realize it’s made me who I am today. It’s still hard for me to hear his criticism sometimes and often I don’t even think he realizes he comes across that way. My husband says my dad is my biggest fan. I suppose that’s how dad’s are supposed to be, particularly with oldest children and the only daughter. While we haven’t always seen eye to eye, as I get older, I try.

The perfect wine to end a day of reflecting on my relationship with my father turned out to be the Shiraz my husband chose to accompany our Outlander viewing. From Niagara-on-the-Lake, this wine is bursting with bold fruity flavor. Kind of like a bold, strong-willed father! So while it wasn’t my turn to pick the wine last night, it turned out to be the perfect ending to the holiday weekend and beginning to what we hope is a long, hot summer!


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