I just heard about The Wine Summit Lake Louise 2011, which takes place at the Post Hotel & Spa from May 26 to 29.
Wine is one of my favourite things. And the Post Hotel is one of my favourite hotels. Hence, I’m thinking this would be a cool shindig to attend.
My first visit to the Post was two Novembers ago, when I went with my friend, Jen, as the “date” to her company Christmas party. What a weekend. From the dinner we had in the wine cellar to the body wraps we had in their cozy spa, everything was top-notch. We even made some friends in the lobby:
We then made some human friends at a bar in Lake Louise, who kept handing us glasses of champagne. When we’d had enough — but they insisted we have more — we came up with creative ways to dispose of the bubbly:
Those friends ended up inviting us to Edmonton last summer to watch the Indy, as they own a racing team. Things went awry in Edmonton, though, and we never made it to the race. Jen and I changed our BlackBerry statuses to read, “On the outs with Tagliani and the crew of 75,” which made us laugh the whole drive back to Calgary.
But, back to the Post.
I’ve been lucky enough to visit the hotel a few times since that first visit. Every time, the service has blown me away. For example, during a recent stay, we called the front desk to for a wine-opener. The time it took to arrive? Three minutes. On a silver platter.
They don’t mess around at the Post. Which is why, if I were the happy owner of a money tree, I would head to the Wine Summit.
Seeing as a money tree is not in my possession, I will check out Shelley Boettcher’s blog, Uncorked in Calgary, which we link to in our blogroll and has the lowdown on all kinds of great events in and around town. Maybe I can hit a tasting sometime soon.
And, as a third, last and economical choice, I will buy a bottle of wine and enjoy it with friends. I’m looking for a new white to enjoy. What have you been loving lately?