TASTE Spring 2023

MORAINE ESTATE CLIFFHANGER RED 2021 BC VQA $21.99 782268 This is a dark, dense blend of Merlot, Syrah and Malbec that will match well with whatever is cooking on the grill. Blackberry, purple flower, vanilla and damson plum aromas are balanced by a lush and mouth- coating palate.

BURROWING OWL CABERNET FRANC 2020 BC VQA $42.99 178756 Elegant aromas of violets, blueberries, blackberries, lavender, coffee and dark chocolate engage the nose. Silky tannins and intense plum, raspberry, dried thyme and licorice entertain the palate. Savour the long finish.

There’s no better time to celebrate local. On April 22, visit select BCLIQUOR stores for our highly anticipated BC VQA Release. This event is an opportunity to showcase small, family-run wineries as well as new varieties and vintages from existing, well-loved brands. The wines will be released into 127 stores with each one getting a specially curated selection depending on its size and location. There is a tremendous range of products from iconic reds to brand new wines never before seen in BCLIQUOR. Quantities are small and wines will only be available for a limited time, so be sure to visit bcliquorstores.com for product availability and event updates. This spring is the perfect time to explore all that BC VQA has to offer.

POPLAR GROVE ROSÉ NOUVEAU 2022 BC VQA $25.99 360765 Enjoy a dry rosé this spring from a beloved family producer on the Naramata Bench. Delight in white raspberry, citrus and a wisp of sweet herbs in this low-alcohol, low-calorie wine.

QUAILS’ GATE THE QUEUE BC VQA $55.99 409758 Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot were hand-picked from the finest parcels on the family’s estate to create this blended wine. The flavour is spectacular with dense blackberry, plum, wild Okanagan sage and cocoa notes.

LUNESSENCE GAMAY 2021 BC VQA $29.99 454088 Gamay is one of the most exciting, up-and- coming grape varieties in the Okanagan. Lunessence’s expression of this variety features crunchy red fruits, bright acidity and medium tannins with added complexity from wild fermentation and aging in neutral oak.

BLASTED CHURCH CHARDONNAY BC VQA $20.99 395503 Bright citrus, orchard fruits, fresh cream and toastiness on the nose and palate make this Okanagan Chardonnay a delight to drink. The texture is round. Green apple notes keep it fresh. Excellent with creamy cheese sauces.



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