FEBRUARY TASTING NOTES BY LYNN COULTHARD

Lefarge-Pougeot Rosé Champagne

Lelarge-Pugeot is a certified organic & biodynamic rose Champagne.  Beautifully balanced with racy fresh acidity complemented by a creamy mouthfeel. Notes of strawberry, cherry brioche, fresh pastry and subtle toasty notes linger on the palate. Perfect for any occasion!

Carmel Road Pinot Noir

This Monterey Pinot Noir has bright cherry aromas that are layered with notes of wild strawberries and black tea. The palate provides juicy black cherry flavors with notes of cola and hints of vanilla. A silky texture leads to a long finish. Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with seared Ahi tuna and roast duck dishes.

Parducci Zinfandel

Parducci is a long-established Mendocino winery that was one of California’s first Zinfandel producers. A very approachable wine with softer tannins. This wine brims with sweet cherry, blackberry and cooked raspberry accompanied with clove and vanilla sweet spice. Sweet and sour ribs would be an awesome match!

Gran Emotivo Rosso

A rich and smooth red wine produced from late harvested Merlot and Corvina grapes from Veneto. Late maturation gives notes of ripe fruits of stewed plum and dried cherry finishing with a hint of spice from short oak ageing. A solid structure and beautiful balance between soft tannins and lifted acidity. This is a great wine for roasts, red meats and hard cheeses.

Black Tears Cuban Spiced Rum

A delicious rum crafted by the Island Rum Company of Cuba. Subtle sweetness blends with rich aromas and flavours of vanilla, chocolate, coffee with notes of toffee. On the palate it is rounded and smooth with a spicy, dark fruit finish.

Wiser’s Deluxe Whisky

J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe is an award-winning, full-flavoured Canadian rye whisky. With a rich aroma and a body that’s complex yet balanced, it offers sweet oak spices, toasted grains and rich toffee with a finish that is smooth and enduring.

Phillips Lager

The first lager from Phillips, pours a golden hue with subtle hop aroma. An easy drinking addition to the Phillips family.

Bridge Mixed Pack

A local favourite from North Vancouver. Featuring their Wunderbar Kolsch, North Shore Pale Ale and Bourbon Blood Orange Wheat Ale.

Bavaria

Brewed with local hops and malted in their own malting house. Tradition and quality ingredients really shine in this light lager.

Molson Canadian

An absolute classic, brewed with Canadian water, malt from the prairies and tradition.

JANUARY TASTING NOTES BY LYNN COULTHARD

Mas Fi Brut Cava

Keep celebrating 2019 with this dry, crisp and refreshing sparkling from Spain. It shows hints of white flowers and citrus on the nose with fresh stone fruits and a pleasant creamy flavour in the mouth.

Lopez de Haro Rosado

This delightful Rose is crafted from a blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo originating from the Rioja region in Spain. Dry on the palate with strawberry, red cherry and watermelon notes balanced with some zippy acidity. Great with grilled seafoods and appetizers.

Pasico Monastrell Shiraz

This rich fruit-driven Monastrell-Shiraz blend is from the Juan Gil estate in Jumilla. A fuller bodied wine that is bursting with flavours of stewed black plum, blackberry, liquorice and dark cocoa. Delivers at a great price. Pair with grilled meats and winter stews.

Diplomatico Mantuano Rum

Mantuano is an excellent blended rum from Venezuela that has aged for up to eight years in white oak casks, which previously served to age bourbons and malt-whisky. Layers of wood spice flavours dominate the palate with clove, caramelized banana and ginger notes on the finish.

Kraken Rum

Release the Kraken! A strong and rich imported rum from the Caribbean blended with more than 13 secret spices to create this mythical beast of a spiced rum. Intense molasses, spice and brown sugar aromas on the nose with clove and vanilla flavours on the palate make this ideal in mixed drinks.

Moody Affable IPA

Light malt body, generously hopped with West Coast hops. This IPA has strong piney, fruity and floral bouquet without heavy bitterness.

Whistler Rambler

This crowd pleasing mixed pack includes: Rescue Session Ale, Honey Lager, Chestnut Ale and Mountain Lager.

Stella Artois

Traditional Belgian pilsner brewed since 1366, world renowned for its balanced malts and floral hops.

Corona 12-Pack

Brewed since 1925, and the colour of sunshine. Low bitterness and extra pale malt give Corona a light body and flavour. A top selling beer worldwide, best enjoyed with a slice of citrus.

DECEMBER TASTING NOTES BY LYNN COULTHARD

Masi Modello Prosecco

From the hills of Veneto, this fresh and fruity sparkling has a lovely touch of honey sweet. A lively sparkle that is packed with ripe melon, yellow apple and pear. Refreshing and fun it’s perfect for an antipasto platter or the start to any evening!

Caymus Conundrum Blanc de Blanc Sparkling

Conundrum Sparkling is elegant and fun with delicate scents of melon and citrus. Crisp flavors of freshly cut fruit come through on the palate, with warm notes of layered white peach, honeydew and a touch of wet stone minerality on the finish. Great addition to any festive occasion!

Hahn Pinot Noir

This Monterey Pinot Noir’s charismatic aromas include red cherry, ripe strawberry, cola and spice. Flavours of plum and black cherry are completed by a soft mouthfeel. Supple tannins and a bit of acidity end in a beautifully balanced and clean finish. Pinot Noir is a fantastic pairing for turkey accompanied with cranberry sauce.

Gran Passione

This wine is produced using the passito style from Merlot and Corvina grapes in Veneto, Italy. It is full-bodied and rich with dark fruit flavours of blackberry and black cherry balanced by a solid structure. Smoky flavours of leather and tobacco linger on the palate. Serve with braised meats or lamb stew.

Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine has great varietal expression from the best of both worlds; Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Brimming with aromas and flavours of black cherry with just a hint of black licorice. The finish will add notes of chocolate, vanilla, and just a touch of toast. Great with charbroiled burgers or your favorite steak fresh off the grill.

Grant Burge Tawny – 10 Years

This fine mature tawny is made from the Barossa’s traditional tawny varieties, Grenache, Mourvedre and Shiraz, and has been blended to an average age of a 10-year-old wine. The palate is sweet and mellow, with a harmonious balance of dried fruit characters, toffee and oak tannins. Delicious with shortbread or traditional Christmas pudding.

Foothills Vodka

Produced by Highwood Distillers from selected corn grain to ensure the product remains wheat and gluten-free. This vodka is distilled ten times for maximum smoothness and purity offering a light corn sweetness and hint of vanilla.

Wiser’s Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail

A ready-to-serve cocktail crafted with quality whisky, orange essence and natural flavour to bring the experience of the classic whisky cocktail from behind the bar to more convenient occasions. Simply pour Wiser’s Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail over ice and garnish with a twist of orange.

Flor de Cana Rum – 5 Years

A splendid dark golden rum from Nicaraguan super-producers Flor de Cana, fully mature at 5 years old. Aromas of prune and caramel dominate, while flavours offer up tropical fruit, vanilla and chocolate. This is great on the rocks or as a sipper.

Sons of Vancouver Amaretto

82 Amaretto is made with five simple, whole ingredients. It starts with apricot kernels, Bourbon vanilla beans and orange peel. Then sweetened with Demerera and BC blackberry honey to create one tastefully balanced liqueur. Rich, sweet and nutty makes for a delicious after meal digestif. Serve straight over crushed ice or with a dash orange juice.

Steamworks Flagship IPA

North East style IPA is generously hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy & Citra. It pours with a cloudy glow and an intense juicy, tropical hop aroma gives way to balanced bitterness.

Parallel 49 Ruby Tears

Citrusy West coast hops — Cascade, Centennial and Citra paired with a heavy malt bill create a full bodied rich beer. Brewed locally in East Vancouver.

Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc

Brewed with a hint of citrus and coriander spice. Blanc has an inimitable sweet and refreshing flavour that makes it special amongst other wheat beers.

Kronenbourg 1664 Fruits Rouges

Their classic blanc brewed with raspberry and elderberry juice. Bright ruby in colour, the freshness of a wheat beer and the fruity sweetness of real berries.

NOVEMBER TASTING NOTES BY LYNN COULTHARD

Mezzacorona Rose

Rose all year round! This Rose originates from the Trentino Alto Adige region of Italy and is produced from the Lagrein grape. Dry, mid-weight and displaying juicy acidity with floral notes and wild red berry flavours. Great starter for any dinner with aperitifs.

Long Barn Pinot Noir

This California Pinot Noir is silky and seductively smooth. Definitely a crowd pleaser with its sweet cherry and ripe strawberry notes mingled with vanilla spice. No need for food to enjoy this wine but grilled Ahi Tuna with a spicy black cherry compote would be quite delicious.

Parducci Zinfandel

Parducci is a long-established Mendocino winery that was one of California’s first Zinfandel producers. A very approachable wine with softer tannins and brimming with sweet cherry, blackberry and cooked raspberry accompanied with loads of clove and vanilla sweet spice. Sweet and sour ribs would be an awesome match!

Bordertown Cabernet Franc

A big, rich style coming from this Osoyoos winery that garnered a Gold Medal in the Canadian Wine Align Awards. Packed full of ripe blackberry and cherry fruits that are balanced with a slight chewy tannin structure. Hints of tobacco and sweet baking spices on the finish. Best served with grilled meat dishes.

Absolute Vodka

Made exclusively from winter wheat this vodka showcases subtle flavours of grain, anise and dried fruit. On the palate, it is rich and as smooth as vodka can be. Enjoy with the Kahlua in a winter White Russian!

Wiser’s Deluxe Whisky

J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe is an award-winning, full-flavoured Canadian rye whisky. With a rich aroma and a body that’s complex yet balanced, it offers sweet oak spices, toasted grains and rich toffee with a finish that is smooth and enduring.

Kahlua

From the heart of Mexico this rum based coffee liqueur is one of the fasted selling liqueurs in theworld. Think of richly textured liquid vanilla coffee with a kick and you have Kahlua. The liqueur for coffee lovers…try in a B52 Coffee (Coffee, Baileys, Kahlua and Grand Marnier.)

Whistler Chestnut Ale

Robust caramel and crystal malts give this brew its brown/amber hue. But it’s the roasted chestnuts that impart a unique, bold and nutty character.

Steamworks Lager

Brewed with two row malt and German hops. Left conditioning for a few extra weeks for an extremely clean, crisp and sessionable lager with low bitterness.

Kronenbourg Blanc

Brewed with a hint of citrus and coriander spice. Blanc has an inimitable sweet and refreshing flavour that makes it special amongst other wheat beers.

Kronenbourg 1664

Golden hue and a delicate bitterness, this aromatic lager is smooth and well rounded.

Howe Sound Pilsner

Traditional Czech style pilsner brewed locally in Squamish. Just the right amount of bitterness from Saaz hops.

Steamworks Mash-Up

This year's Winter Mash-Up features Steamworks’ award winning Black Angel IPA.  Massively dry hopped, this IPA gives off huge floral, tropical fruit & spicy aromas. This Mash-Up also includes the crowd pleasing Pale Ale and Heroica Red Ale.

Sid’s Ruby Mandarin

Made from BC’s best selling craft vodka, natural grapefruit flavour and cane sugar. 1/3 less sweet than other coolers. Locally made in Delta BC.

OCTOBER TASTING NOTES BY LYNN COULTHARD

Red Truck Amber Ale

Medium bodied, malt forward amber ale, biscuity and bready notes with a hint of citrus from North West hops.

Parkside Pale Ale

Hop forward, yet sessionable. This West Coast take on a pale has a low malt profile and lots of piney citrus without being bitter.

Erdinger Oktoberfest

Cloudy wheat ale with a strong malt backbone .Yeasty, bready flavours really shine without over powering the wheat aroma and clove notes.

P49 Filthy Dirty IPA

Traditional West Coast IPA— big hop aroma and flavour. Piney and citrusy with a lingering bitter finish.

Anna Cava

Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Blancs Reserva is a unique edition of Cava. The freshness and fruitiness of Anna is complimented with toasty notes from cellaring over 15 months on its lees. It displays citrus and apple fruit flavours along with the more complex aged aromas of brioche and fresh pastry.

Tramier Chardonnay

A fresh, easy drinking style of Chardonnay from this French producer. It is dry with crisp acidity and is packed full of ripe apple, pear and apricot fruits. Grilled scallops with a diced apple citrus salsa would be delicious.

Long Barn Chardonnay

California Chardonnay crafted using a combination of French oak and stainless fermentation gives a harmonic balance to this wine. The fresh vibrant acidity with ripe apple and pear flavours are complimented with a creamy buttery mouthfeel and hints of toasty oak on the finish. Would pair beautifully with richer seafoods such as lobster and crab drizzled with melted butter.

Tramier Pinot Noir

Burgundian in origin, this Pinot Noir offers loads of bright red fruits with subtle sweet spice on the finish. An elegant and light bodied style of wine with a silky texture makes this an easy drinking red. The perfect wine for Thanksgiving turkey!

Stolichnaya Gold Vodka

Stolichnaya has long standing Russian roots that stem back to 1848. This edition of Stoli is produced from Russian winter wheat using water filtered through rare meteoric rock and was given a final finish through coils of gold thread. It is incredibly smooth with a lightly fruity nose and offers a hint of vanilla with a silky mouthfeel.

Black Tears Cuban Spiced Rum

A delicious rum crafted by the Island Rum Company of Cuba. Subtle sweetness blends with rich aromas and flavours of vanilla, chocolate, coffee with notes of toffee. On the palate it is rounded and smooth with a spicy, dark fruit finish.

SEPTEMBER TASTING NOTES BY LYNN COULTHARD

Gigglewater Prosecco

An appropriate name for such a lively and delightful sparkling wine. Kissed with a touch of honey and mingled with a melody of apple, pear and citrus flavours makes this such a fun wine to enjoy. A fantastic start to any eve and will pair beautifully with an appetizer of charcuterie, fruits and cheese.

 

Trapiche Pinot Grigio

Trapiche is Argentina's largest fine wine exporter. This is a refreshing wine crafted in the Italian Pinot Grigio fashion with lifted aromas of ripe pear, lemon, and red apple. Dry, with crisp acidity and medium bodied, it makes for an easy drinking style.

 

Mirabeau Classic Rosé

This lovely Provence Rose is crafted from a mix of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. It’s delicate pale salmon hue offers a glimpse of the expressive melody of red berry fruit found on the palate. Dry and elegant with the acidity of fresh strawberries, apple and a hint of spice.

 

Joie Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is sourced from their Naramata vineyards and made in a fruit forward style for early drinking. Pleasant acidity is balanced with bright red fruits of cherry and raspberry. Light bodied and fresh makes it a versatile wine for pairing with salmon and tuna dishes.

 

Stolichnaya Vodka

Stolichnaya has long standing Russian roots that stem back to 1848. This is a classic wheat and rye grain vodka that has been quadruple filtered and blended with pure spring water. It shows delicate citrus peel and floral aromas. Smooth on the palate sprinkled with peppery notes on the finish.

 

The Woods Gin

This evolution of a classic dry Gin is high on Northwest character. Juniper-forward and enhanced with hops, it’s distilled under a vacuum at mild temperatures to bring out more vibrant, lush flavours. A style crafted for the London Dry sipper.

 

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Ireland’s quintessential blended whiskey. Triple distillation gives this whiskey a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that carries flavours of wildflower honey, ginger and caramelized apple.A gentler whiskey for those that prefer a lighter style with sweet vanilla spice.

 

Hey Y’all Peach

Real Southern style black iced tea, packaged and ready to enjoy with all your sunny day activities. Lightly sweet and uncarbonated, with a hint of Georgia peach.  

 

Stanley Park Trail Hopper IPA

West coast IPA with balanced bitterness and malt profile. Touch of bready malt sweetness, followed by heavy dose of West coast hops.

 

Steamworks Pale

NW style pale combines hints of lightly toasted malts with a beautiful floral and citrus aroma. Undertones of malt sweetness and balanced hop bitterness make for a refreshing finish.

 

Stella Artois

Traditional Belgian pilsner brewed since 1366, world renowned for its balanced malts and floral hops.

 

Left Field Little Dry Cider

Light and refreshing with a slight effervescence, Little Dry is blended to highlight the natural characteristics of the crisp, fresh apples from which it is made.


 

 

August Tasting Notes By Lynn Coulthard

The Hatch B. Yanco

Made predominantly from Pinot Blanc with just a dollop of Gewurztraminer to add a hint of a floral note. An Okanagan gem that has seen no oak and is produced in a crisp, clean style with refreshing acidity. It is laden with citrus fruits, green apple and tangy grapefruit on the finish. Perfect as a summer sipper. Try with poached BC salmon and apple spinach salad.

 

Raza Pinot Grigio

The Argentinian producer, La Riojana is known for its amazing wines and at an affordable price. Produced in a northern Italian Pinot Grigio style, this wine is light bodied, dry and offers juicy mouth watering acidity along with flavours of apple, white peach and lemon peel. Smoked BC salmon with a touch of dill mayo makes for a great appy pairing!

 

Fitzpatrick Rosé

So exciting to see these wines out on the market from the Fitzpatrick family (prior owners of Cedar Creek winery) This Pinot Noir Rose only sees some skin contact making for a light., delicate style. The wine has a wonderful creamy mid-palate texture and is brimming with strawberry, rhubarb and a hint of sweet spice. Baked BC salmon with a rhubarb and strawberry compote is one delicious match!

 

Trapiche Pinot Noir

This Argentinian Pinot Noir is a light and refreshing fruit driven wine. It bursts with a melody of red fruit flavours of strawberry, cherries and ripe plums. An easy drinking style that can be enjoyed on its own. Pinot Noir goes beautifully with chargrilled BC salmon so fire up the barby!

 

Russian Standard Vodka

Classic Russian Vodka to the core. Using only winter wheat from the Russian Steppes and fresh glacial water from the northern lakes, this Vodka is crafted to produce a clean and crisp style. Smooth subtle flavours of citrus and mineral. Sip neat or try over crushed ice with ginger beer and lime for a great Moscow Mule!

 

Nirasaki Japanese Whisky

This blended Japanese Whisky has flavours of dried citrus peel with layers of sweet clove and vanilla spice to make for a rich and flavourful style of Whisky. Best served neat or on the rocks. For a long drink, add soda with a squeeze of lemon.

 

Somersby

Semi dry-medium bodied, cloudy cider. Aroma of sweet ripe apples and candy. Best served on ice.

 

Red Racer ISA

Mosaic hops lend to this light and fruity ale. Bitterness and malt balanced with hop aromatics. Big on flavour, yet low in alcohol.

 

Parkside Dimwit

Port Moody take on a Belgian classic. Unfiltered wit with subtle notes of clove, coriander and citrus.

 

Corona 12-Pack

Brewed since 1925, and the colour of sunshine. Low bitterness and extra pale malt give Corona a light body and flavour. A top selling beer worldwide,  best enjoyed with a slice of citrus and a warm patio.

 

Stanley Park Sunsetter

 Hazy, pours with a big fluffy head, huge peach aroma and a little sweet, sunsetter wheat will make peach fans extremely happy.

 

Stiegl Radler

A classic Bavarian lager blended with natural grapefruit juice: result? The perfect summer beer. 2.5% abv and 75 calories per glass.

 

Whistler Grapefruit

Summer blonde with a twist, the addition of grapefruit zest, a little coriander and two types of hops. The result is a refreshingly aromatic, lightly hopped beer with a clean citrus finish.

 

Nude Vodka Soda Mixed Pack

Only 3 ingredients: premium vodka, sparkling water and natural lime. Zero sugar, zero carbs, gluten-free and only 100 calories. Four flavours inside: strawberry kiwi, peach, lime and cucumber mint.

July Tasting Notes By Lynn Coulthard

Gancia Prosecco

This sparkling is made from the best selection of Glera grapes coming from the Prosecco area in
Italy. Slightly off-dry and bursting with stone fruit and melon flavours makes this an ideal summer sipper. Add some melon with charcuterie for a perfect match!

Nichol Pinot Gris

A rose style produced by skin contact. This is a crisp and elegant style of Pinot Gris with aromas of orchard fruits and a hint of ginger. It is dry on the palate with fresh acidity offering a touch of grapefruit tanginess on the finish. Enjoy on the patio with grilled fish tacos and peach salsa.

Trapiche Rose

A Mendoza winery with a long running track record of producing fantastic wines. Comprised of a blend of 65% Malbec and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, this Rose shows a melody of red and black
berries with a slight peppery spice. Seared Ahi or lighter meats would pair nicely.

Bayou Silver Rum

Distilled from locally grown sugarcane in southern Louisiana, this is an award-winning Rum that never disappoints. Crafted using a copper pot still followed by a short resting period in oak produces a smooth creamy mouthfeel with a touch of banana, sugar and spice on the palate. Crushed ice, dash of coconut water and a squeeze of lime will send you back for more.

Sipsmith Gin

Sipsmith’s goose-necked still, nicknamed Prudence, molds botanicals into a dry, juniper and
coriander dominant Gin. This is a quintessential expression of a classic, traditional London Dry Gin. Smooth enough for a Martini - perfect for a G&T. The lemon, orange and juniper flavours are beautifully harmonized.

June Tasting Notes By Lynn Coulthard

Jak’s Friend Pinot Gris

JAK’S is proud to offer this exclusive crafted by Jak Meyer from Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls. Crisp and refreshing, this wine has zingy summer tones with pink grapefruit, apple and hints of citrus zest.

 

Poplar Grove Rose

A great Naramata rose produced from of a mix of Malbec, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. The palate offers a touch of honey balanced with vibrant flavours of watermelon, strawberry and rhubarb. Try with some grilled prawns dusted in spice.

 

Louis Bernard Rose

A rich and spicy Cote du Rhone from Grenache and Syrah. Dry with a round palate layered with savoury notes and mingled with red berry fruits. Some nice weight finishing with a hint of peppery spice.

 

Absolut Vodka

Made exclusively from winter wheat this vodka showcases subtle flavours of grain, anise and dried fruit. On the palate, it is rich and as smooth as vodka can be. Enjoy with your favorite soda and a lime twist.

 

Highland Park Magnus Scotch

The whisky with a Viking soul named after its founder, Magnus Eunson. Aged for an average 8 years it shows subtle notes of smoke mingled with dried fruits and orange peel. Smooth silky texture makes for an approachable whisky. Seriously great value!

 

Diplomatico Mantuano Rum

This Venezuelan rum was aged 8 years in ex-Bourbon barrels which shows in its smooth silky hint of sweetness from the long ageing. Rich and powerful aromas of dried fruits, banana chips, vanilla and clove. Beautiful to sip on its own or with a dash of coconut water.

 

Whistler Grapefruit Ale
Summer blonde with a twist- the addition of grapefruit zest, a little coriander and two types of hops. The result is a refreshingly aromatic, lightly hopped and a clean citrus finish.

 

Red Truck Golden Ale
With its orange, coriander and honey flavour, drinking one of Red Trucks Golden ales is like marching your taste buds through the middle of a blooming alpine meadow.

P49 Trash Panda IPA

NE hazy IPA, bursting with tropical fruits, melon and pear. English ale yeast and massive dry hopping add lots of complex layers to this sessionable local brew.

 

Stiegl Lager
Floral hops and malt with grassy and lemon notes. Golden yellow with a medium dense head and lightly bitter on the finish.

 

Pacific Pilsner  
A Prince George classic, Canadian malts balanced with Saaz hops. Hint of citrus and clean finish.   

 

Hey Y’all

Easy drinking black tea, lightly sweetened and uncarbonated. Perfect for the beach, ball park or tailgate party.

 

Nutrl Lemon
Crafted locally in Delta, simple, clean and extremely delicious. No sugar, no carbs, just 3 ingredients- real lemon, soda and premium vodka.  

 

Twisted Tea
Made from select tea and natural lemon flavor, Twisted tea original is refreshing, smooth and delicious.

 

Steamworks Summer Ale
Citrusy wheat ale with sweet orange and lemon peel, grains of paradise and a little spice from the yeast. A poolside favourite.

 

Carlsberg
First brewed in 1904, this lager is now a world wide classic. FUN FACT- All lagers brewed
worldwide are connected to the Carlsberg lager yeast. As they were the first to discover it in 1883

 

 

 

 


 

May Tasting Notes By Lynn Coulthard

Stellina di Notte Prosecco

Brought to you from the cool climate vineyards of Italy's northern Veneto region this lively Prosecco offers fresh pear, apple and white blossom notes. This summery sparkler is packed with juicy fruits and balanced with a touch of honey.

 

Mt. Boucherie Riesling

This off-dry Riesling showcases refreshing stone fruits mingled with green apple on the aromas and palate. Brimming with juicy goodness and finishes with a wet stone minerality. Perfect for the sunny weather and pairing with Cajun fish tacos.

 

Nichol Pinot Gris

Pink and 100% Naramata grown. This Pinot Gris is a dry, medium weighted style of wine that offers fresh acidity. Apricot and fresh strawberry mixed with a hint of ginger linger on the palate. Grilled prawns with an orchard fruit compote would pair nicely.

 

Howling Bluff Rose

This Pinot Noir Rose makes for an ideal patio sipper and a fabulous match for grilled salmon on the BBQ. Richly textured with flavours of strawberry, orange peel and cracked pepper. It is a crowd pleaser!

 

Stag’s Hollow Pinot Noir

Stag’s Hollow is a family-owned winery in Okanagan Falls that crafts this lovely Pinto Noir. Elegant and complex, this wine displays aromas of black cherry strawberry with sweet spice. Light round tannins make for an easy drinking red that can be enjoyed with or without food.

 

Finlandia Vodka

Finland’s vodka is made from a combination of Finnish six row barley and glacial water sourced from the Rajamäki spring. Distilled to produce a clean style with a light citrus character, this is one of the purest vodkas on the market.

 

Wiser’s Deluxe Whisky

J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe is an award-winning, full-flavoured Canadian rye whisky. With a rich aroma and a body that’s complex but balanced, you’ll taste oak, toasted grains, and rich toffee with a finish that is smooth and enduring.

QB Gin Lime Fizz
Locally made in Surrey at Central City brewing and distilling. Award winning Queensborough Gin is blended with natural lime flavour and soda.

QB Gin Grapefruit Fizz
Locally made in Surrey at Central City brewing and distilling. Award winning Queensborough Gin is blended with natural grapefruit flavour and soda.

Hey Y’all
Easy drinking black tea, lightly sweetened and uncarbonated. Perfect for the beach, ball park or
tailgate party.

Whistler Rescue Ale
Light and sessionable pale ale. Notes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple and citrus. Low to medium hop bitterness. Partial proceeds from this beer will be donated to the S.P.C.A.

Okanagan Springs 1516
Bavarian lager craft brewed to celebrate the landmark 1516 Purity law, The decree states that only 4 ingredients can be used when making beer: barley, hops, yeast and water.

Bud Light Radler Lemon
Classic American light beer paired with natural flavours of lemon. Light, refreshing and perfect for camping.

Bud Light Radler Grapefruit
Classic American light beer paired with natural flavours of grapefruit.Light, refreshing and perfect for camping.

Steamworks Pilsner
Traditional Czech style pilsner, rich, malty lager with a spicy floral hop character. Crisp, complex and delicious.

 

 

 

APRIL TASTING NOTES BY LYNN COULTHARD

Lamarca Prosecco

Fresh and fruity with a touch of honey sweet. This lively sparkle is brimming with ripe melon, apple and stone fruits. Refreshing and fun it’s perfect for an antipasto platter or the start to any evening.

 

Carmel Road Unoaked Chardonnay

A vibrant, fresh unoaked style of Chardonnay coming from Monterey, California. The juicy acidity is nicely balanced with flavours of ripe apple, pear and peachy notes. Easily drunk on its own or it would pair beautifully with grilled Halibut accompanied by an orchard fruit compote.

 

Kettle Valley Gewurztraminer

From Naramata Bench, this wine is made in an Alsatian style. It shows classic varietal aromas of ripe stone fruits, rose petal and lychee nut with a rich weight and body. Gewurztraminer is an amazing match with Indian curries.

 

Roche Rose

With deep roots in French tradition this Naramata wine is crafted by Dylan and Penelope Roche. Produced from Zweigelt and Schonberger grapes that are given hours of skin contact, this wine displays a melody of red berries, watermelon and a hint of spice. Rose with finesse at its finest!

 

Murphy Goode Merlot

This fantastic rich and ripe California Merlot garnered 90 points by Wine Enthusiast. No wimpy Merlot here! This wine offers structure, depth and is packed with flavours of black cherry, vanilla and blueberry. Would pair wonderfully with grilled meats.

 

Grey Goose Vodka

Grey Goose is produced using only the finest soft winter wheat from Northern France which is blended with spring water before bottling in Cognac, France. This vodka is known for its silky sweet texture that envelopes the palate with subtle flavours of citrus peel and white flowers. Perfect for that martini!

 

Absolut Vodka

Absolut's iconic bottle was inspired by an 18th-century medicine bottle found in an antique shop in Stockholm, Sweden. Made exclusively from natural ingredients, this vodka showcases subtle flavours of grain, anise and dried fruit. On the palate, it is as smooth as vodka can be. Enjoy with tonic water and garnish with lime.

Jim Beam Black Extra-Aged

Jim Beam Black is aged for 6 years in new charred white American oak barrels. Those extra years of ageing give a full-bodied flavour with smooth caramel combined with powerful layers of spice on the finish. This whiskey recently won the Bourbon Trophy at the 2016 International Spirits Competition.  

Nutrl Vodka Soda Grapefruit

Made locally in Delta, this is going to be your favourite treat of the summer. Simple, clean and extremely delicious.  No sugar, no carbs, just 3 ingredients: real grapefruit, soda and premium local vodka.

 

Hey Y’all Peach

Real Southern style black iced tea, packaged and ready to enjoy with all your sunny day activities. Lightly sweet and uncarbonated with a hint of Georgia peach.

 

Red Truck Lager 8 pack

Golden in colour, light and easy drinking. Very mild bitterness and a clean finish. Made with Canadian Prairie two-row malted barley and hops imported from Germany and the Czech Republic. Red Truck Lager is a beer with world-class credential.

 

Bavaria

There is an excellent reason why Bavaria is the 2nd most widely enjoyed brewery in the Netherlands. It has a history dating back to the 16th century and has been owned by the Swinkel family since 1773. Brewed with local hops and malted in their own malting house. Tradition and quality ingredients shine in this light lager.

 

Corona

Brewed since 1925, and the colour of sunshine. Low bitterness and extra pale malt give Corona a light body and flavour. A top selling beer worldwide that is best enjoyed with a slice of citrus and a warm patio.

March Tasting Notes By Lynn Coulthard

March Tasting Notes By Lynn Coulthard

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Gancia Sparkling Rose

Delicately sparkling with a melody of floral aromas topped with fresh strawberry and watermelon. The uplifting flavours of red apple and red fruits are beautifully balanced with an elegant dry finish. This Italian sparkler is great start to any meal as it pairs wonderfully with appetizers.

 

Joie Unoaked Chardonnay

A medium bodied unoaked style of Chardonnay that lends roundness on the palate yet balanced with crisp citrus acidity. An aromatic and pure expression of Chardonnay from this Naramata producer loaded with stone fruit and apple flavours. Makes for an easy pairing with salads and seafoods.

 

Wild Goose Autumn Gold

This fruity blend of Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Blanc offers just a hint of sweetness balanced with zesty acidity. An easy drinking wine with fresh notes of ripe apple and stone fruits with a touch of honey. Sweet chili prawns would pair beautifully.

 

Moraine Cliffhanger Red

Rich flavours of cassis, Damson plum and ripe black fruits dominate the flavours with just a touch of vanilla. The grapes for this Merlot and Malbec blend are grown on the Anastasia Vineyard in Naramata Bench. Perfect for pairing with grilled meats and BBQ fare.

 

Bowmore Single Malt – 12 years

This medium-peated Islay whisky offers sweet smoky campfire notes mingled with baked citrus and honey. A great introduction into the Islay whiskies from this classic producer. In the words of Bowmore “vanilla ice cream at a beach bonfire” – who can resist that?

 

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Ireland’s quintessential blended whiskey. Triple distillation gives this whisky a smooth and elegant mouthfeel that carries flavours of wildflower honey, ginger and toffee apple. Add a little Irish to your St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!

 

Maker’s Mark Bourbon

Classic Kentucky Bourbon with big, bold flavours of vanilla, toffee and baked peach. The use of winter wheat in the blend gives a smooth sweetness to this full- bodied whiskey. Loads of rich spices on the finish. Bourbon Pecan Pie anyone?

 

Effen Vodka

Effen is Dutch for “smooth and balanced” which is exactly what this vodka is. Made from using only premium French wheat, several distillations and stringent filtration, this gives this vodka a pure clean and smooth taste.

 

Steamworks Pilsner

Traditional Czech style pilsner, rich, malty lager with a spicy, floral hop character. Crisp, complex and delicious.  

 

Two Wolves Brown

Well balanced with a deep copper colour and aromas of roasted malts, cocoa and caramel.  Subtle nuttiness and medium bodied.

 

Two Wolves Blonde

Light in colour and in body, this beer is more malt forward than hop. Well rounded, smooth  and very easy to drink.

 

Guinness

Roasted malts give this classic stout its rich coffee flavor and dark colour. These cans are traditionally carbonated with nitrogen, to give that creamy, delicious mouthfeel we’ve all known and loved for over 200 years.

 

Rock Creek cider

Made with Kelowna English-style cider apples. Medium bodied, medium carbonation and full of complexity. Hints of pear, cinnamon and vanilla.