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Team “Make America Grape Again” at the Half Corked Marathon


One of our lovely team members modelling “the cap”—C.Helbig

A few weeks ago, six pals and I participated in one of our favourite events of the year: The Osoyoos-Oliver Half Corked Marathon in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. We pride ourselves on coming up with clever and current wine-related costumes for the 18 km walk/run through the vineyards. Some readers may remember us as The Real House Wines of Vancouver and The Walking Red. This year our good neighbours to the south provided the inspiration. We thank you. And, in Canadian fashion, offer up apologies if our mockathon antics cause any offence. Continue reading

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The Walking Red at the Half Corked Marathon

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The Walking Red at the 2014 Half Corked Marathon

Last year, we sashayed our way to victory at the Oliver-Osoyoos Half Corked Marathon—not for fastest time but for the coveted best costume award. This year, the Real House Wines of Vancouver returned, hoping to reclaim glory. Swapping mini skirts and big, blonde hair for tattered frocks and gore, the real house wines had gone bad…very bad. Emerging as The Walking Red, we zombie-shuffled our way through 18 km of beautiful wine country, refreshing ourselves at 15 wine tasting stations and gorging on a few unfortunate brains along the route. Continue reading

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The Real House Wines at the Oliver-Osoyoos Half Corked Marathon

Our team: The Vancouver House Wines Road 13 winery during Half Corked Marathon—Caroline Helbig

Our team: The Real House Wines pose at Road 13 winery during Half Corked Marathon—Caroline Helbig

A “marathon” where imbibing along an 18km route of bucolic countryside is encouraged? Aid stations that serve wine and cheese? Creative costume design valued over speed? Sign me up! Registration for the May 24, 2014 run is happening now. Read about last year’s fun.

Five gal pals and I had a blast at the 4th Annual Half Corked Marathon, hosted by the towns of Oliver and Osoyoos, in British Columbia’s Okanagan. We ran (or rather, hobbled) the beautiful course, taking breaks at 12 wineries that served up delectable samples. At the finish line, 14 additional wineries provided tasty adult refreshments. Continue reading

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