FALL 2023


Fall 101: Sip & Learn

SUSIE KNIGHT CREATIVE DIRECTOR/MANAGING EDITOR Susie leads the content and creative direction 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 and loves producing beautiful images to showcase the recipes and products. In the fall, Susie enjoys a California Cabernet Sauvignon. images and campaigns that connect emotionally to today’s consumer. Her advice for design: “ever evolving, and a step ahead on the latest trends.” Cami enjoys a coffee and Baileys in autumn. 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 drink is a glass of Syrah. CAMI TORGERSON EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Cami leads the creative strategy at BCLIQUOR, providing the overarching vision for retail store design, graphics and TASTE. She has always had a passion for design, creating beautiful spaces, LYDIA DEL BIANCO CDP SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Lydia has a BFA from UVic and has studied internationally at the master’s level with SVA and SCAD. She was the senior designer on TASTE from 2009 to 2022 and now leads the in-house design team at BCLIQUOR. Lydia is passionate about typography and branding and loves a glass of Malbec in the fall. RAISA HASANEN GRAPHIC DESIGNER Raisa has a BDes from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and more than 15 years of experience in design. She sees life through a creative eye and finds joy wading through a sea of colour swatches or balancing even the smallest unit of type. Raisa enjoys sipping on a rum and amaretto cocktail 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. In the autumn, Diane enjoys a full-bodied Viognier. KERRILYN WONG MARKETING PRODUCT SPECIALIST Kerrilyn holds the Wine & Spirit Education (WSET) Level 3 Certification, Italian Wine Scholar and French Wine Scholar designations. She enjoys hosting dinner parties while creating fun food and beverage pairings to share with friends and readers. Kerrilyn sips on an espresso martini in the fall. CAITLIN REID CONTENT & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Caitlin holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Certification and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in consumer behaviour. She enjoys curating food and beverage CAROLINE RIEDEL ASSISTANT COORDINATOR Caroline has a degree in social communication with a major in marketing and 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 sips on a rich porter beer. experiences for curious palates, and her culinary, travel and hospitality experiences are an asset to the TASTE team’s creative process. In the fall, she enjoys a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau.

As we move away from the lazy days of summer, fall inspires many to seek out higher education and more challenging endeavours. With this issue, we hope to inspire that enlightened path, with articles tailored to expand your knowledge of wine, beer and spirits. Our “Locally Yours” section showcases winemakers celebrating BC Syrah and local brewmasters discussing what excites them about fall brews. Enjoy comforting recipes, such as harvest dinners, game-day appetizers and homestyle cakes, perfect to feed the inquisitive soul. So, as the thirst for knowledge draws you in, sit back with a glass of something you’ve been meaning to try, swirl, sip and learn.




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