November passed in a blur composed primarily of winemaking activities and Christmas markets where we were selling our Plaid wine.  The Plaid labels in red and green lent themselves well to the Christmas themes at Kris Kringle in Nanaimo and Winterfest in Qualicum Beach. 

The brand continues to be popular and we are now looking at different options to expand it in 2018.  We continue to sell Plaid every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Island Roots market in Nanaimo, which has moved indoors for the winter to the Pleasant Valley Social Centre.  The Island Roots market features a diverse selection of goods from local producers.  We are particularly fond of pies from @georgiespiesetc and macarons from @thepastrybench