Liquidity Wines has been recognized among Canada’s best wineries by the 2018 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC). The winery scooped up Gold and Silver awards at the country’s biggest and most revered assessment of Canadian wines, adding to its already impressive collection of national and global accolades. With the recent opening of Liquidity’s state-of-the-art VIP Equity Tasting Lounge, now has never been a better time to visit the vineyard and sip award-winning wines surrounded by the splendour of B.C.’s Okanagan Valley.
Each year, NWAC co-founders Anthony Gismondi and David Lawrason assemble Canada’s leading wine writers, trade buyers and sommeliers to evaluate wines and ciders that are 100 percent grown in Canada. This year, judging took place in Penticton, B.C. between June 20 and 24, with the panel assessing 1,850 entries from 257 wineries. Liquidity outshone competitors in two categories with its 2017 Viognier receiving the coveted Gold Award, and its 2015 Merlot awarded Silver.
Liquidity’s 2017 Viognier (priced at $25 plus tax) offers luscious aromas of ripe peach, guava, mango and jasmine. Rich in mouthfeel, the wine tastes of apricot, lemon curd, gooseberries and yellow plum with a hint of white pepper on the finish. Perfect for summertime patio sipping, the wine is complex enough to be enjoyed on own, but also pairs delightfully with curried mussels, salads and halibut in citrus butter sauce.
The 2015 Merlot (priced at $26 plus tax) is bold and full-bodied with heady aromas and flavours of plum, cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant, leather, cocoa, baking spice and licorice, all leading to a long and satisfying finish. The sultry wine is perfect for sipping with a loved one over a candlelit dinner, ideally grilled T-bone steak, rack of lamb, margherita pizza or beef stew. Both wines are available in the Liquidity Wines tasting room and online, as well as in private wine shops and restaurants throughout the Okanagan and Lower Mainland.
For more information on Liquidity Wines, visit Liquiditywines.com.