In this post I was at “Celebrities night club”, looking to “Get Inked Underground with Vintage Ink!” “Vintage Ink winery” is local to Canada, operating both in the Okanagan and Niagara. And today we were here to try their line of wines, and learn more about them, in this unique setting.
The “Celebrities” basement bar served up their “Vintage Ink Wine” collection. A wild white, a pinot gris, a rosé; and reds in “rebel red”, Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz, and a whiskey barrel aged red.
And if you wanted something different, there were also wine cocktails by Kristi-Leigh Akister. The first was “Rebel with a cause” made with bourbon, lemon juice, ginger cinnamon syrup, Peychaud bitters, sparkling water, and “Vintage Ink Rosé”. And the second was the “midnight handshake” mixing together Odd Society’s Mia Amata Amaro, rye whiskey, caramelized orange and vanilla syrup, angostura bitters, and the “Vintage Ink whiskey barrel aged red”.
And to balance out all this drinking there was a pretzel board with cheese dipping sauce and a help yourself popcorn bar.
And while you grazed and enjoyed your glass, a live DJ dropped beats, the dance floor opened up; and artist, Ciara Havishya, painted a mural inspired by the wine of the night, live.
But my favourite part of the event was the mystery tattoo station. You write down a word describing yourself, and “Ink Tattoo” gives you a temporary tattoo. They are the artists behind “Vintage Ink’s” new wine bottle labels, (which makes sense, given their strong resemblance to classic tattoos). This idea was not only creative, but the perfect way to commemorate the night. I wrote “braggadocios” and earned myself a snake spray on tattoo. The only other options I saw was a rose and a peacock.
And after you had drank, danced, and ate yourself well; they sent you home with a couple of bottles of “Vintage Ink”, to sip and savour in the comfort of your own home”.
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