20 Apr 2013 at 10:58
General Information, New Products
We’ve continued to receive some new vintages and new products (both wine and non-wine) here in store. Some of the new wine products are featured in this photo below…
Yes, that big bottle in the middle is a 3L bottle of 2010 ‘Seventy-Four K’ from Road 13 – perfect for a large dinner party or as a wedding gift! Other new wine products featured above include the 2011 Cabernet Merlot from Tyler Harlton Wines (Summerland), the 2011 Pinot Gris & 2009 Pinotage from Stoneboat Vineyards (Oliver), the 2012 The Market White from Sperling Vineyards (East Kelowna), the 2012 Riesling & 2012 Windfall (white blend) from Lake Breeze (Naramata), the 2010 Coyote Bowl Merlot from Church & State (Oliver), and the 2012 Gewurztraminer from Baillie Grohman (Creston).
We’ve started to get some new picnic baskets in stock, getting ready for the warmer weather (we’re sure it’s just around the corner now!) These make great gifts too, especially loaded up with a selection of wine and food items as if it’s a gift basket! We often make these up as wedding gifts for people. The new wicker picnic basket featured below would make a lovely wedding gift as the plates are actual china and the glasses are in fact glass!
08 Mar 2013 at 11:43
General Information, New Products
It’s finally here – the sunshine, warmer weather, and new wine releases! We are steadily receiving new shipments of 2012 wines from the wineries. Based on what we’ve been hearing, 2012 was a great vintage and we now have many tasty whites and rosés in the store.
We also have many new non-wine items throughout the store in all the new spring colours: green, turquoise, orange and purple! Stop on in to shop for tablecloths, aprons, napkins, books, artwork, and many more items.
20 Jan 2013 at 19:45
Happy New Year everyone! We at the BC Wine Information Centre hope that your new year is off to a great start. The days are now getting longer and spring is really almost here. Any day now. Really!
The 2013 vintage has begun in the vineyards with pruning crews busy cutting off last year’s growth to make way for the new buds to grow shoots that will produce the grapes. Next time you’re sitting in front of the fire with a nice glass of BC red wine, give a little cheer to the folks in the cold vineyards as they help the vines get started on the new vintage.
If you are thinking of trying something new this year, we’ve got a couple of ideas for you:
New from Mission Hill’s portfolio, the Broken Shadow label has the Westhervane White 2011, a blend of Chardonnay and Viognier and the Wind Station Red 2010, a blend of Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet all grown in the Okanagan Valley. Both wines are $17.99, which makes them a solid value the next time that you want to try out the newest wine from BC.
23 Nov 2012 at 13:19
Here at the BC Wine Info Centre we are all ready for Christmas and have plenty of products available for gift ideas! In addition to all the wine, we have many food items as well as other non-wine items. We also have gift cards that can be loaded up with any amount you wish, that are valid at any BC VQA store.
We also have a huge selection of ready-made gift baskets of all shapes, sizes and prices here for you to come check out. If you don’t see something that you like, the staff will be more than happy to put together a custom basket for you, at no additional charge.
31 Oct 2012 at 13:56
Special Events, Special Wine Tasting