There is something so warm and cozy about fall. With the arrival of brisk, sunny days, it’s the perfect time to settle in with a glass of something rich and inviting. This issue, we’re all about spirits. Along with an array of fabulous fall-inspired cocktails, we feature bourbon, Scotch and other dark spirits, all perfect pours to sip on as the season turns. We offer classic, comforting recipes with the everyday meal in mind, and menus perfect for entertaining. So, pull out your favourite sweater, curl up with a glass of something delicious and embrace the beauty of fall. With the many spirited articles featured here and the highly anticipated Premium Spirit Release just around the corner, you’re sure to fall for spirits this season! Fall for Spirits
the taste team
SUSANNE KNIGHT MANAGING EDITOR/ART DIRECTOR Susanne has produced more than 40 issues of TASTE and holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Certification. Born and raised in Vancouver, she is passionate about creating a quality magazine for BC customers. She loves producing beautiful images to showcase the recipes and products. Susanne enjoys a rich red wine in the fall. LYDIA DEL BIANCO CDP SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Lydia has a BFA from UVic and has studied internationally at the Masters level with SVA and SCAD. She has been the senior designer on TASTE since 2009 and leads the in-house design team at BCLIQUOR. Lydia is passionate about typography and branding and loves a glass of Malbec in the fall. CONNIE HUI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Connie leads the marketing team for BCLIQUOR and is responsible for creating innovative ideas for the brand and magazine. Her in-depth experience in marketing and consumer research allows her to capture the trends that readers are most interested in. She enjoys running and yoga and is an avid foodie. Her fall go-to is a California Zin. SHAINA WALKER SENIOR MANAGER, MARKETING Shaina leads the marketing, advertising, and TASTE teams. She works with the talented group at TASTE providing strategic vision for the magazine. She is passionate about cooking and jumps at the opportunity to host family and friends. Her go-to fall favourite is a Whiskey Sour. RAISA HASANEN GRAPHIC DESIGNER Raisa has a B.Des from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and more than 15 years of experience in design. She sees life through a creative and detailed eye so finds joy wading through a sea of colour swatches or balancing even the smallest unit of type. She likes to cozy up with a Maple Old-Fashioned in the fall. DIANE SMALLWOOD DIGITAL IMAGING SPECIALIST Diane has a diploma in Graphic and Visual Design and over 25 years of experience in design and production. Her specialty on TASTE is bringing out the best in the photos. She holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Certification. Diane sips on white Bordeaux in the fall. CONNIE LEE MARKETING PRODUCT SPECIALIST Connie holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Certification and a BCOM in Marketing from UBC. She enjoys travelling and exploring new cuisines and wines to share with customers and readers. In the fall, you’ll find her sipping a new whiskey find from the Premium Spirit Release. CAROLINE RIEDEL A/MAGAZINE COORDINATOR Caroline has a degree in Social Communication with a major in Marketing & Advertising. She has experience working with magazines in Brazil and is passionate about photography. She loves travelling and exploring new places. In the fall, Caroline likes to sip on a smooth Scotch with a drop of coconut water.
PHOTOGRAPHY JOE BORRELLI PHOTOGRAPHY PICNIC CREATIVE PRINTER MITCHELL PRESS
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