Hopscotch (and a Little Whine)

9 Nov

In one week (next Saturday) my husband and I will be going to Vancouver’s Premium Whisky, Beer, and Spirit Festival — otherwise known as Hopscotch. 

Now in it’s 16th year, foodconnect.com’s  Hopscotch 2012 has grown to feature more than 65 booths with over 250 products offered for tasting. It will be in Vancouver November 12 – 18th.

My husband is looking forward to this event — he just recently discovered an affinity for good scotch and has been reading all about the amber liquor, learning its history, and practicing the “correct” way to drink the elixir. As soon as we got our tickets to the event, he began combing the festival website, planning out which booths he will visit, which whiskys and what food  he will sample. All the information and details are entered into an Excel spreadsheet.  He’s excited. (He’s also researched and recorded the booths he thinks I will be interested in visiting — and there is not a scotch in the lot!)

It will be a fun evening. I’m actually looking forward to tasting the chocolate vodka martini and the spicy Caesar and the pulled chicken sandwich sounds delicious! I’m sure that we will enjoy ourselves, but it is too bad that there is no whine wine to be sampled.

Watch a video from a Master Class at Hopscotch 2011:


4 Responses to “Hopscotch (and a Little Whine)”

  1. db johnston November 10, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    You’ve borrowed my thunder somewhat, writing about HopScotch a wee bit early. I’m really looking forward to sampling the different distiller’s expressions (and, of course, we’ll be taking transit to and fro; the Hopscotch tickets include a return ticket).

    Some of the scotch samples I’m looking forward to are: Ardbeg Uigeadail, Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or, Writer’s Tears (not technically speaking a scotch, being an Irish Whiskey), and Nikka Yoichi 10 YO (also not a scotch, originating in a Japanese distillery).

    Lang may yer lum reek!


    • cgjohnston November 10, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      Hmmm….I hope it’s a good thing for my lum to reek!!!


      • db johnston November 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

        Sure is: its a salutation wishing long life and prosperity. Literally, it means ‘long may your chimney smoke.’


  2. cgjohnston November 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    I like it! Thanks… and lang may yer lum reek, too!


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