Each week, we spotlight a wine for you to try. Discover along with us, and expand your wine horizons.
August 14, 2017 - 50th Parallel Pinot Noir
Get ready to toast Pinot Noir Day on August 18. The 'heartbreak grape' loves the steep, rocky terroir at 50th Parallel. Fruity, earthy, gutsy proper Pinot!
August 7, 2017 - López de Haro Rioja Reserva
A truly world-class red from Rioja with five years of mellowing age... for just $22 bucks! Grill some rosemary-rubbed lamb chops with this wine.
July 31, 2017 - Okanagan Crush Pad Narrative White
One sip of this fruit-packed dry summery wine will show why this is our best-selling B.C. white! The long weekend is coming, so stock up now.
July 24, 2017 - Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco di Serralunga
Boost your wine geek IQ with this enchanting, micro-production white blend from Piedmont. And really, who can resist a wine called Dragon?
July 17, 2017 - La Flauta de Bartolo Tinto Monastrell
The name comes from a beloved Spanish nursery rhyme, telling the tale of how Bartolo makes the ladies swoon by playing a flute. This is no one-noted wine, but rather a playful melody with many dimensions.
July 10, 2017 - Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato
You'll taste 200 years of wine history in every mouthful of this suave, sophisticated, full-bodied Barbera.
July 3, 2017 - Jill Spoor White Terroir Blend
This blend is designed by Jill Spoor, a smart and feisty dame who directs the wine program at the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Botanist Restaurant, along with her team of three awesome female sommeliers. Jill’s wine is Okanagan Crush Pad’s Campus Wine Project #7, a groundbreaking mentoring initiative that allows sommeliers to make small lot wines.
June 26, 2017 - JoieFarm Quotidien Brut
From the easy-to-pop beer cap, the super-appealing blend of Riesling and Chardonnay with just the right amount of playful peachy fruit, a lip-smacking toasty finish, and just 11.7% alcohol, this is a wine you can savour every day.
June 19, 2017 - Nespoli Romagna Sangiovese
Give this red a chill and serve with souvlaki or herby pasta salad for a real treat. We promise it'll be a crowd-pleaser.
June 12, 2017 - Alpes de Haute Provence Rosé Lavendette
The world's fastest-growing wine category is on full display this summer. This French Rosé offers flawless refreshment - perfect for a sunny Sunday.
June 5, 2017 - Viña Maipo Domaines Vitral Reserva Carmenere
Did you know that Carmenere is a great match for kale salad? Grilled beef is a natural too, but this fleshy Carmenere is sensational with veggie mains.
May 29, 2017 - Domaines Barsalou Pays de l'Aude
Load up on this robust, chewy, savoury gem from the South of France—for this price, it should be your house pour all summer long.
May 22, 2017 - R&D Rosé Blend
Four bold red grapes get the Rosé treatment in this full-flavoured summer-time wine from Culmina. Made by the Triggs family (Canadian wine royalty), R&D Rosé 2016 combines red wine structure, white wine refreshment and delicious plummy fruit for pairing with BBQ ribs or take-away Indian.
May 15, 2017 - Wilhelm Walch Pinot Grigio Marat
This is not your average budget Italian Grigio! Wilhelm Walch's crisp, richly textured stunner showcases lemon, peach and almond flavours with a crushed stone finish. Streamlined but with just the right weight for creamy spot prawns or spaghetti carbonara.
May 8, 2017 - Charles de Fère Cuvée Jean-Louis Brut Blanc de Blancs
At this unbeatable price, you can drink bubbly all week long. This dry and snappy four-grape blend will energize your weekend brunch menu, and it's definitely OK to add a splash of exotic fruit juice!
May 1, 2017 - Raymi Cabernet Sauvignon
Here's a terrific value robust red from one of Chile's pioneering wineries, Carmen. With easygoing fruit, smooth texture and generous body, Raymi Cabernet Sauvignon is highly quaffable with some juicy grilled sausages.
April 24, 2017 - Freccia Bianco
Freccia (say FRETCH-ah) Bianco is a dry, crisp and highly thirst-quenching Italian white blend. Trebbiano is the main grape, delivering juicy lemon and almond flavours, with a creamy finish. Farmed with no herbicides or pesticides, Freccia is pure and fresh and just waiting for Linguine Vongole.
April 17, 2017 - Mirabel Pinot Noir
Mirabel Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015 is B.C.’s newest premium Pinot Noir. Yes, it has a pricey sticker, but it is well worth it. Elegant and silky, it has a quiet power and demands flavourful food like wild mushroom pasta or game pâté and chewy baguette. Only 237 cases of this wine was made, and it will be snapped up swiftly. We're proud to be Mirabel's exclusive retailer.