doesn’t have a dedicated section, check in with a product consultant at your local Signature BCLIQUOR store for specials and highly rated wines.

BORDERTOWN CABERNET FRANC BC VQA $22.49 237266 Big and boisterous with uninhibited flavours of blackberry, plum, bramble and spice alongside herbaceous green pepper. A full- bodied wine with plush tannins and a lengthy finish.

MONTES ALPHA COLCHAGUA CABERNET SAUVIGNON Chile $25.49 322586 A full-bodied, rich and complex wine with ripe red and black fruit flavours alongside notes of tobacco, cedar and toast. Silky tannins complement

Seeking Out Hidden Gems

Bottles from renowned wine regions can come with a hefty price tag. To find wines that offer exceptional value, seek out hidden gems from lesser-known areas. For instance, emerging wine regions like Uruguay, Bulgaria or the Finger Lakes in New York are gaining recognition for producing outstanding wines at more affordable prices. Also look for grapes similar to the ones grown in wine regions known to have higher price points. VALUE TIP #3 Seek out classic varieties that are grown in newer wine-producing regions. For example, Chenin Blanc from South Africa thrives in its own unique climate and terroir, just like the better-known Riesling from Germany. It’s also worth educating yourself about grape synonyms. Knowing that Primitivo is Italy’s version of Zinfandel or that Spätburgunder is Germany’s Pinot Noir can help you explore new wines without breaking the bank. VALUE TIP #4 Find similar styles of familiar wines at a lower price. If you enjoy Champagne, for example, a Cava from Spain or a traditional- method sparkling Chardonnay from BC, made with different grapes but in the same winemaking method, could offer significant value. Or, if your budget doesn’t allow for a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, which sometimes demands prices over $100, try a Cabernet expression from Chile, which is often easy to find for less than $50. Everyone’s definition of value is different. One person’s $30 weekday bottle is another person’s weekend splurge. Value comes from prioritizing spending dollars and knowing what to buy to suit your specific tastes.

an elegant and lingering finish.

SELBACH MOSEL RIESLING Germany $22.99 23242 A typical off‑dry Germanic expression with boisterous flavours of green apple, lime and ripe stone fruit. Brisk acidity sings throughout, leading to a citrus- forward finish.

VICENTE FARIA ANIMUS DOURO Portugal $16.99 966986 This Douro combines three Portuguese grapes—Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional—with aromas of cherry, plum and delicate black pepper with soft tannins and a great finish.

VARIAS CAVA GENUÍ BRUT NATURE Spain $18.99 134687 Made from the three classic Cava varieties—Macabeo, extra‑dry bubby expresses lemon and honey aromas with a lifted minerality through a refreshing finish. Parellada and Xarel‑lo—this

LUCCARELLI PUGLIA PRIMITIVO Italy $16.99 9266 Big, bold and richly textured with flavours of plum, black cherry, blackberry and a hint of vanilla, this approachable wine with plush tannins is balanced from start to finish.



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