Best BC Somm and Wine Shop Purchaser take Kelowna! – Tasting Games!

The Tasting Games North Okanagan division event in Kelowna was our biggest, baddest event so far! On stage, the hilarious Howard Soon – decked out in a Kelowna Rockets jersey and repping the valley – took on the esteemed wine educator DJ Kearney and the laid back Vancouver sommelier Matthew Landry.

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Continues to Reinvent

New Season; New Look for Blue Grouse For the Spring 2019 release of their latest vintages, they take the evolution further, with a new look to their packaging lineup. This update was predicated by their expansion into Vancouver combined with feedback that the labels needed to be modernized.

Our #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

Just this past week I spent some time with a few millennial women in the PR biz and the subject of Rosé wine came up. It was such a refreshing conversation. It was like Rosé wine was a totally new concept and they were excited about drinking Rosé wines, almost as if they had invented … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

September in BC Wine Country – when the grown-ups come out to play!

Anytime time is a great time to visit the regions of #bcwine Country but September is kind of a special time. Most of the wineries are going full tilt but visitor wise it’s a little less hectic. It really is when the grown-ups come out to play in BC Wine Country. Here is a recap … Read moreSeptember in BC Wine Country – when the grown-ups come out to play!

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

    2016 Pinot Blanc (Lawson) Anthony Buchanan Oliver, BC $19.99 One of, if not the best, Pinot Blanc wines in BC.  Pale lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity.  The nose is layered with aromas of peach, apple, citrus, melon, white flowers and minerality.  Well balanced and full bodied.  White peach, apple and citrus … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Wine Reviews: Three Gamays, Two Rieslings

2017 Gamay Rust Winery Oliver, BC $23.00 Initially, I was devastated to find out that Mount Boucherie no longer offered Gamay as it was a favourite of mine.  Fortunately, the news was not as bad as it first appeared.  The new owners also owned Rust Winery (located on the former Rustico site) and decided to … Read moreWine Reviews: Three Gamays, Two Rieslings

Last chance to get your hands on Rosé and Bubbly!

National Geographic PhotoArk  Looking for something fun to do while you are in the Okanagan? Come by Liquidity and enjoy the world famous National Geographic PhotoArk exhibit. This world famous travelling exhibit is still up in our gallery for a couple more weeks – ending September 3rd. Come by and enjoy Joel Sartore’s beautiful images. … Read moreLast chance to get your hands on Rosé and Bubbly!

Experience wine, your way at City Side Winery

Your Gate to BC Vineyards Happy Hour Has Never Been Happier Experience the Combination Come into the winery and enjoy a flatbread and a tantalizing glass of white or red wine produced by City Side Winery. The Mystic Pearl offers three different wines for perfect flatbread pairings. Happy Hour is the Happiest Hour of the … Read moreExperience wine, your way at City Side Winery

Select Wines Portfolio Tasting

Do you have a favourite imported wine?  Perhaps one from Italy, Australia or France.  Have you ever wondered how it got from there to here?  And why that wine and not another?  After all, no wine store could ever carry every wine, no matter how big it was. Say a wine producer in Germany wants … Read moreSelect Wines Portfolio Tasting

More of our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Chardonnay from Quails’ Gate

My inspiration for our Quails’ Gate summer sipping choice came from a wine loving friend. Just yesterday a wine friend posted on his social media about doing a blind tasting of BC Chardonnay. There are so many to choose from that it is almost too hard to begin. So I decided I would go with … Read moreMore of our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Chardonnay from Quails’ Gate