Burke Tanner of Neck of the Woods Winery approached me during my participation at a group show at the Red Art Gallery (Marion Evamy), to put Red Hat Squirrel on their wine labels to promote their brand called Nosey Neighbour.
Red Hat Squirrel peering through her opera glasses, with a gloved hand, is definitely a Nosey Neighbour.
You can imagine her in you neck of the woods as easily as I imagine her in mine (I actually don’t have to imagine). Red Hat Squirrel aka Nosey Neighbour has the 411 on your neighbourhood much like the life of eccentric Hyacinth Bucket from Keeping Up Appearances.
More details to come, but the Neck of the WoodsÂ Winery has pledged .50cents from every Neck of the Woods product sold on Vancouver Island go towards the development of an art scholarship fund…school and recipient criteria TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Neck of the Woods wine is available for sale at Spinnakers on Wilson Street and James Bay plus the Cask & Keg in Esquimalt. The list will be expanded soon. I’m sure Red Hat would approve of a liquor store in Sidney and Oak Bay perhaps?
This limited edition bottle will be available for sale approximately November 04th, 2011. Will post more details as they arrive.