Gift & Share the Season

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. During the holiday season, you’ll find Susie sipping on hot apple cider. 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 dark chocolate beer in winter. 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 winter drink of choice is red wine sangria. 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 enjoys mulled wine in the winter. 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 in developing rich visual narratives that engage audiences. In the winter she enjoys sipping on a hot buttered rum cocktail. 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 celebrates with sparkling rosé in winter. KERRILYN CHENG 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 peppermint-flavoured cocktails over the holidays. CAROLINE RIEDEL MENSING 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 winter, Caroline likes to cozy up with an espresso martini. focus in consumer behaviour. She enjoys curating food and beverage experiences for curious palates, and her culinary, travel and hospitality experiences are an asset to the TASTE team’s creative process. Over the holidays she enjoys a rum & eggnog. CAITLIN REID CONTENT & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Caitlin holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Certification and a Master of Business Administration with a

There’s something magical about the winter season: the crisp air, the first snowfall that covers everything in a blanket of fresh powder, the magic and buzz of the holidays and the promise of new beginnings for the new year. Yes, winter is wonderful. We offer plenty of recipes to comfort the soul, perfect for a cold winter’s night. Enjoy cocktails and dishes tailored to cabin getaways and holiday entertaining. If gifting is on your mind, you’ll find fantastic inspirations to please anyone on your list. Sit back and soak up the magic. We’ve done the heavy lifting, so you can just gather, gift and share the season!







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