We are very honoured to win the Gold Award for CulinaireMagazine’s Finest Italian Liquor Store Selection British Columbia 2020 at The Village Liquor Store, West Vancouver.
As the world’s 5 largest export market for Italian wines, Canada clearly has a crush on Italy.
There is no one way with Italian wine. Italy is deep and highly diversified and in its modern infancy. Italian wine is simultaneously ancient and futuristic! You see that reflected in our selections of producers, broad regional representations, focussed on less travelled denominations and incredible comfort in offering you something varietally exotic and “I never heard of…”
The Pandemic has changed how wine influencers, sommeliers and wine pros interact with guests. Some have gone virtual with Zoom or other platforms, others digital with online stores, all the while brick & mortar retailers like us have been somm-ing every damn day since March.
With significantly more time and money being spent on in-home dining and enotaining, retailers more than ever are the in person go to’s for wine culture connections. We like to say (while physically distanced and wearing masks of course) that “We sell knowledge as much as wine, and pleasure, and human contact”
We have gone out of our way to curate an affordable “Bere Bene” Italian selection of organic, biodynamic, vegan, sustainable and natural wines that include sparkling, pet-nat, refermented in bottle, metodo ancestrale and col fondo offerings. Our efforts are supported by a diverse younger clientele and the wine curious of all ages. We engage our patrons with in-person one on one caring wine guidance that connects our audience with the wines story, back to the land, the culinary culture and the people that created it.
Informative, descriptive, and entertaining shelf talkers unleash a “Silent Sales Force” for those who prefer to self shop. We reinforce our attention getters with social media posts that provide deeper narratives with the aim making fun + funky wine culture more accessible, approachable, and digitally shareable.
We wish you good health now and into the future.
Drink well my friends.