If you are like most folks, you’re asking yourself a question: What’s Penticton? Penticton is a beautiful city in the Okanagan Valley of southern British Columbia, a special place framed by two large mountain lakes that just happens to be blessed with a dry, sunny climate that’s ideal for growing grapes. Penticton is also home to a burgeoning wine industry and the source of many of Canada’s finest wines. Yes, Canada does make wine and some very good wine indeed. Penticton also happens to be the site of this year’s International Wine Bloggers’ Conference, which I will be attending from June 6-8, 2013. I’m looking forward to the conference and the opportunity to meet other wine bloggers from around the world. Just as important, I look forward to learning more about what they and other wine drinkers find most exciting today in the world of wine. I’m also relishing the idea of learning more about the people and the exciting wine industry around Penticton. And of course, I anticipate tasting some of Canada’s most compelling wines while attending the conference. As an added bonus, just prior to the International Wine Blogger’s Conference a number of the conference attendees, myself included, will be participating in a short wine trip through Washington State – another voyage of discovery worthy of anticipation – so stay tuned for more on these ventures!