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In preparation for the new store opening I’ve been adding a bunch of new products in all categories. Here’s a brief summary and there are lots more to come after we get into our new digs.


Opera Prima – ultra cheap and surprisingly good Spanish sparkling wine. Great for Mimosas, Buck’s Fizz etc.

Lavit Rosado – agents unearthed a cache of this no-longer-available-in-BC Spanish sparkling rosé. One of my very long-time favourites (see the Desert Island video). Back for a very short time.

Cantavida Riesling –  super value Chilean dry riesling

Doma Chardonnay & Merlot – 2 big bargains from Chile

Backyard Vineyards Zweigelt & Riesling – good red from the local Fraser Valley. Riesling is very fruity.

Dirty Laundry Hush (rosé), Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer – New 2010 vintage. Hush is fabulous this year, 50% cab. Franc, deep pink and solid dark red fruit taste.

Cedar Creek Rosé – first time for a rosé from this significant BC winery. Think strawberries…

8th Generation – Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Merlot. The sparkling chardonnay has sold out completely.

Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc – simply the best PB in BC

Stoneboat Pinotage & Chorus – back for the summer season again

Cassini Maximus – BC produces some great Bordeaux style blends. This one has extra heft too.

Fairview Bear – Big Cabernet Sauvignon from BC, will reward cellaring. Coming soon: Two Hoots, Cab Franc and Sauvignon Blanc too

Blandy`s Madeira – the brown wine of the Azores

& a new selection of draft Sake


Pyrat rum 750ml

Courvoisier VS cognac 375ml

Remy Martin VSOP cognac 750ml

Van Gogh Duble Espresso vodka 750ml

Red Breast pot-still Irish whisky 750ml

Bell’s Scotch whisky 750ml

Dewar’s White Label Scotch whisky 750ml

Jack Daniel’s bourbon 375ml

For the Cocktail Cabinet



Alizé Blue and Red

Créme de Cassis



El Jimador pre-mixed Margaritas


Ayinger Dunkel – German dark lager

Cooper’s Australian pale ale


Sea Cider – Victoria, BC’s great cider maker. Kings & Spies and Pippins are back in stock


‘Tis the Season to be Merry

Time for the elixir known as Sherry

Nothing says Xmas like the wine from Jerez

But needs better PR,  I says

The wine your grandma drank each night

Has many styles, ferment’d to delight

Chilled Fino, the light dry one, with pre-dinner nibbles

And sweeter Amontillado might give you the giggles

Quaff dark Oloroso to enhance Christmas cake

Sip Cream as a nightcap, won’t keep you awake

Pair V.O.S to ice cream or vanilla brulée

Your tastebuds will awake, and say “hey, hey, hey“

Amaze and astound with dessert so wonderf’l

By pouring Pedro X as  partner to trifle

Including in cocktails makes you trés chic

Ole! Something different, an interesting tweak

Oh golden sherry –  oft overlooked taste

So versatile for cooking, won’t go to waste

Rediscover the wine made by Solera

With tradition and craft – Viva Espagna!

‘Tis the Season we all make merry

Go on, I dare you, uncork a Sherry

Have a safe and fun Holiday Season


Paul Rickett

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