I am very honoured to be presenting three tasting seminars at Whistler Cornucopia 2022.
“Top Value Wines” I’m co-presenting with the delightful Mya Brown on Remembrance Day 4pm Friday November 11th. It’ll be a vinous variety thrill-ride of our current favourite values. Buy early as this is a perennial sell out!
“Silence of the Lambruscos” will delight and surprise you with the delicious range of dry, artisan, craft Lambruscos. You’ll bubble over with excitement as we explore the mosaic of different Lambrusco varieties and styles. 2pm Saturday November 12th
“Rosé, Italian Style” is a tasty explosion of Italy’s blushing embarrassment of Rosato – Italian rosé. Italy thinks and drinks pink in almost every wine-producing corner of the country often made with indigenous local varietals. Join me on an alt-pink tasting journey 2:30pm Sunday November 13th
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.