Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning then 30 percent chance of rain showers early this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 10.
Happy wine Wednesday my weather-loving friends. Today I want to take you to a magical wine region in the southern Rhone Valley of France. This is a land where the soil is covered in many rounded stones called galets. Here is where you will find the benchmark of the southern Rhone.
The village of Chateauneuf du Pape is famous for it’s powerful full-bodied red wines. Blended, predominately from classic southern Rhone trio of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvede although other varieties can and are used to balance the blend.
This is not a wine Wednesday wine, this is a wine that I save for special occasions. My first introduction to this wine was during my WSET training. As we learned about the southern Rhone region of France I was introduced to this bold, complex, yet finessed, wine that had flavours of rich raspberry and dark plum along with white pepper, from the Syrah. It teased with savoury aromas that included dusted leather, game and herbs.
It’s truly an unforgettable experience to try one for the first time. These wines can be pricey and they do cellar well. Try pairing this wine with roasted and spiced vegetable-driven dishes.
This might help warm you up as the weather has not been feeling quite as springtastic as I would like.
Today: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning then 30 percent chance of rain showers early this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 10. Wind chill minus 6 this morning. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight: Mainly cloudy. A few showers beginning late this evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low plus 2.
Tomorrow: A few showers ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate.
Sunrise: 6:05 MDT
Sunset: 20:58 MDT
Average High: 15 °C
Average Low: 3 °C
Max: 4.4 °C
Min: -2.5 °C
Total Precipitation: 0.0 mm
On This Day (1996-2020)
Highest temperature: 27.8°C in 2018
Lowest temperature: -5.6°C in 2009
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