First Newsletter from Blackcomb Liquor Store – Fall 2009


So I guess you’re wondering what this is all about then?
Well, since not everyone can make it to our wine club events, we thought we’d bring the wine club to you! Yeah, yeah, no tasting by email but we’re working on bringing back the scratch & sniff patches 🙂 Anyhow, it’s been a big few months and just as we write this we’ve had a vertical tasting of Oculus and the new Compendium – fabulous work from Mission Hill! John Duval (former Penfold’s Grange winemaker) visited with his new wines and the new vintage BC wines keep arriving each week. Let me see, what else? We found a secret stash of 1997 Grand Cru Chablis and 1999 1er Cru Chablis for your drinking pleasure, and we keep coming across great value reds from Portugal, so look out for those at under $25. Enjoy the newsletter – we certainly enjoyed putting it together and remember it’s coming up quickly to Thanksgiving and Halloween, so please let us know if you need anything to make your dinner or party a memorable one. Cheers – more…

John Glaetzer Visits
We recently had the pleasure of a private tasting with legendary Australian winemaker John Glaetzer, who was showcasing his signature ‘John’s Blend’ and also the new Gypsie Jack
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Beefeater 24 Review- Michael Kompass
The world is constantly changing, and the drinks industry is no exception. Products and fads come and go, tastes and fashions change, and the ‘hot & not’ lists go on and on. Every once in a while something really good comes along, and Beefeater 24 is something really good!.
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Sixer’s Suggestions – Orofino Wines
After purchasing the vineyard in 2001, John and Virginia Weber have gone on to do great things with it. Located in Cawston, in the heart of the Similkameen Valley, Orofino
are now producing some of B.C.’s top wines. read more…

Beard on Beers – Phillips IPA
India Pale Ale was a cunning recipe devised by the British back in the days of the Colonial occupation of India. Now India’s a pretty hot place, so the lads needed to quench their thirst with tasty beer. How would they ship it to the sub-continent without it spoiling?
What a dilemma! Lots of hops were added, a higher alcohol content and the resin from that hops kept the bugs at bay. IPA was born. This truly was one of the last great triumphs of the British Empire! read more…

Pascal’s Picks – Hoegaarden
No, I’m not talking about those garden tools, but the original Belgian white beer, HOEGAARDEN!! This ain’t no twist off jobby, it’s European! read more…

March Events


We have another exciting event lined up for March. Another special guest will be with us, to present wines from the Rhone Valley in southeast France. Abigail Pyett from FreeHouse Wines and Spirits will be presenting and discussing 6 delicious new wines from a variety of stunning Rhone producers.

WHEN: Thursday March 6, 2008.
WHERE: The Fitz Pub (formerly BBKS)
TIME: 7:00pm
COST: $5.00 / person

Please RSVP to 604-932-9795 to reserve a seat, or if you have any questions or comments.
I hope to hear from you soon!