Food or Wine?

There’s nothing better than a good bottle of wine. Ponder this though – as the world’s population grows, regions like the South Okanagan have overwhelmingly switched from fruit crops to grapes. Vineyards pop up overnight. An area that at it’s peak, boasted over 75% of it’s agricultural land, and 30% of it’s population working in agriculture, producing fruit crops, now grows grapes solely for wine making. Wine makes money, business is booming. The next time you bite into an apple, don’t complain because it doesn’t taste very good. That apple probably arrived on a slow boat from China.

June 8, 09