Tag: BC Liquor

  • Drinking Wine in Italy

    After a month in Italy there is nothing much to do except complain (again, more) about wine in BC.  The sheer misery of the options, the insane cost, the supply chain to the hospitality industry, and on and on.   What’s VAT in Italy?  22%.  Twenty-two per-cent.  And yet, and yet you can pick up […]

  • Pirie, Tasmanian Sparkling

    Drinking wine in Australia 3: In search of a brilliant sparkling we drank glass after glass of Australian sparklers, but mainly Tasmanian wines because, well, it’s almost impossible to find them outside of the state.  The wine industry in Tassie is young, the volume is low, and only a few generic sparklers make it overseas.  […]

  • Torres Celeste Crianza, 2013

    Corked.  I can’t tell you how common this is in BC.  Oh wait, I can, I kept a record in 2017.  Twice from bottles purchased at private stores and six times from bottles purchased at BC Liquor.  Not including this.  Seven times from BC Liquor.  What a year 2017 was.   In BC, when you […]

  • Mud Bay Wines. Rest in Peace.

    We end the year by raising a glass to Mud Bay Wines. It was the most wonderful “mom and pop” type wine shop in Tsawwassen, overflowing in hard to find BC wines, at winery prices, laid out simply, cleanly by varietal, with helpful staff, a huge selection in the fridge, a few nominal but worthy […]