binNotes is on holiday through the New Year…enjoy this timely repost on Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, B.C.!



Don’t let Lloyd the Bartender from “The Shining” fool you (whose dapper mug graces the bar menu) – Nita Lake Lodge has a ‘redrum’ of wine selections to crow over.
During a recent Canadian Thanksgiving stay, binNotes tried the three-course Turdunken dinner with wine pairings. The first course of butternut squash soup trilled harmoniously with a delicately floral Trisaetum Reisling, 2008. The second course opened with an incandescent Châteauneuf du Pape 2007, followed by a dim sidekick of lukewarm turdunken. In fairness, the Lodge proffered a second pouring of the Pape, assuaging offended taste buds. The final course presented a whimsical riff on traditional pumpkin pie, served with Taylor Fladgate 10-year-old tawny port, striking a dulcet end to the evening.
Nita Lake Lodge allows for blissful seclusion and some spectacular pours for those willing to unhook from the usual Whistler whirlwind. And that’s no shine.

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