This June, select South African wines will be showcased at 60 BC Liquor Stores throughout the province. As part of the promotion, consumers will be invited to explore the country’s offerings at a FREE tasting on Thursday, June 9th 2016. Hosted by the 39th & Cambie Signature BCLDB Store, the event will pair the wines with tasty bites from Granville Island’s Oyama Sausage Co.
South African wines are famous for their food-friendly character, so pairing them with cuisine from Oyama Sausage Co. gives them the perfect opportunity to shine. Oyama’s outstanding handmade pâtés, fresh sausages, and cured meats recently earned the business first place (Gold) in both the Best Deli in Vancouver and Best Stall at Granville Island categories of the Westender’s Best of the City awards. The event will provide guests with a plethora of ideas for picnics, BBQs, and summer entertaining.
Wines featured at the event were selected to represent the quality and value for which South Africa is known:
Glen Carlou Grand Classique
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc
Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon
Spier Signature Chenin Blanc
Stellar Organics Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage Reserve
Stellenzicht Red Escape
The Grinder Pinotage
Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
The promotion will also include free three-day tastings at other participating BC Liquor Stores throughout June.
Wines of South Africa Consumer Tasting
Thursday, June 9 2016
2:30 – 6:30pm
BCLDB 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store
5555 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Plus free tastings throughout June at participating BCLDB Stores
About Wines of South Africa: Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is a fully inclusive body, representing all South African producers of wine who export their products. WOSA, which was established in its current form in 1999, has over 500 exporters on its database, comprising all the major South African wine exporters. South Africa’s winemaking history stretches back to the 1600s. In recent years, however, the country has combined longstanding traditions with cutting-edge technology and a commitment to environmental stewardship.
About Oyama Sausage Co.: John and Christine Van Der Lieck opened Oyama Sausage Co. in 2001. Located in Granville Island’s Public Market, the shop carries a wide selection of fresh sausages and handmade pâtés, as well as cured salamis and hams. John, whose ancestry includes five generations of Dutch and German charcuterie makers, has cultivated partnerships with local farmers and suppliers to ensure he works with only the best ingredients. He experiments with fusions between traditional charcuterie (including recipes that have been in his family for generations) and international cuisine, drawing from the rich diversity of food cultures in Vancouver to create modern and exciting flavour combinations that reflect the multicultural mosaic of the city.