LARA VICTORIA Lara Victoria, DipWSET, CSW, is a WSET Certified Educator. Her training as a chef, along with her extensive qualifications in wines, spirits and sake, make her a credible expert in food pairings. She teaches, judges and writes on these subjects internationally and is a hospitality consultant. See her work on www.laravictoria.com and follow her @laravictoria.cheers.

Salmon Crisps

pairs with Holiday Appies

pairs with Holiday Appies

pairs with Holiday Appies

QUAILS’ GATE ROSÉ BC VQA $21.99 170316 Vibrant and

VEUVE DU VERNAY BRUT France $18.99 209023 This well-priced sparkler is cheerful and easy-going, with lemon peel, apple, pear and almond flavours wrapped in velvety bubbles. Perfect for pairing with holiday entertaining and cheese platters.

SAINTLY THE GOOD RED BC VQA $21.99 262092 The newest addition to Saintly is a light- bodied red blend that’s dry, fresh and fruity. Ripe cherry, juicy raspberry and fresh cranberry notes dominate with a backbone of bracing acidity. Definitely a crowd-pleaser.

refreshing, this fruit- forward rosé delights the palate with red berries and tangerine flavours. The bracing acidity of the wine entices you to reach for another bite of salmon appetizers.



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