Nothing says “festive” like Champagne! Dive into the elegant world of Champagne and take a sneak peek at stellar bottlings that will be showcased in select stores during our Vintage Champagne Release. With entertaining in mind, we have a spread of festive holiday mains for you to try as well as delicious entertaining appetizers, dips and other winter fare. In preparation for the holidays, you’ll find tons of giftings ideas, from edible treats to DIY tasting boxes and more. Let us be your entertaining guide through the season, and however you choose to celebrate, be sure to make it festive! Make it Festive
the taste team
SUSANNE KNIGHT MANAGING EDITOR/ART DIRECTOR Susanne 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. She loves producing beautiful images to showcase the recipes and products. In winter, Susanne sips on spiced mulled wine. 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 sips Champagne throughout the holidays. 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. Over the holidays, Diane enjoys a sparkling rosé. 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. Caroline sips on coffee with Baileys over the winter. 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. During the winter, Connie enjoys a sherry-casked Scotch. 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 go-to is a rich red. CAMI TORGERSON CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER 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, images, and campaigns that connect emotionally to today’s consumer. Her advice for design: “ever evolving, and a step ahead on the latest trends.” Her winter drink is a spiced rum and eggnog.
PHOTOGRAPHY JOE BORRELLI PHOTOGRAPHY PICNIC CREATIVE PRINTER MITCHELL PRESS
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