in every issue… 16 THE COCKTAIL MENU Featuring Irish whiskey. 20 WHAT’S NEW Find out what everyone is talking about. 32 MORE FOR
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PRODUCT CONSULTANT’S CHOICE Our expert, Mojgan Behboud shares their favourites. BCL SELECT Available only at BCLIQUOR.
60 BC VQA RELEASE Support BC wine with this stellar selection. 62 A TASTE OF THE MIDDLE EAST
SPECIAL EVENTS & TASTINGS RECIPE INDEX
CHEERS TO BC WINE MONTH What better time to explore all that BC wine country has to offer? BEAUTIFUL BOARDS A bevy of boards, both sweet and savoury, perfect for sharing.
TASTE TEST KITCHEN
THE LAST WORD Spirits in Bloom.
Flavourful recipes inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine.
22 FLOWERS & WINE
66 SAKURA SIPS Spring cocktails inspired by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. 72 SPRING FARE & BC CRAFT Spring food pairs perfectly with BC Craft beer. 76 LIGHT & FRESH EASTER Easter recipes that are a snap to prepare and easy on the budget! 82 SALUD SOUTH AMERICA Your guide to this yearʼs Vancouver International Wine Festival. 86 SIMPLE SPRING MEALS Life can be hard, making dinner shouldnʼt be! 90 EXPLORE LOW-SUGAR WINES How to navigate sugar in wine and what to look for on BCL shelves.
This Mother’s Day, celebrate Mom with flowers and wine to match!
94 REFRESH YOUR PALATE Explore some of the new offerings coming this spring. 96 GARDEN PICNIC This menu is perfect for backyard entertaining or packing up to take on the go!
26 EASY PEASY Enjoy this spring staple in four easy recipes, sure to please. 34 COCKTAIL GIN-ERATION Explore the diversity of gin in these four delicious cocktails. 40 GARDEN PARTY DESSERTS Beautiful desserts for your next spring garden party. 46 SIPPING SUSTAINABLY Companies doing their part for a sustainable future. 50 VISIONS OF LAMB For the meat-lover, mouth-watering recipes for your mid-week meal. 54 TODAY’S TASTEMAKERS Meet four leading women in the whisky industry.
102 BC SPOTLIGHT: PHANTOM CREEK
This Okanagan winery is making waves and caught the attention of a California wine icon.
104 EXPAND YOUR WINE REPERTOIRE It’s time to get out of that wine rut! 109 EXPLORE CALIFORNIA Discover California wine with regional favourites. 110 ST. PATRICK’S DAY BRUNCH Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish-inspired brunch!
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