MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE BLS STAFF Well, what a fairy-tale start to the Winter, with mother nature really delivering the goods. While all that snow was falling we were busy probing our suppliers for their best new wines, and we have found many winners. Yep, we tasted over 500 wines in November alone, so that we could continue to offer you the best wine in Whistler. Read on for some of the best. We had a blast at Cornucopia and it has been interesting to see some sudden interest from new suppliers keen to enter the Whistler market (ed – I wonder why?). The BC wine industry continues to grow (now a winery in Lillooet!) with some excellent new entries into the market that are a must to try. If you need any recommendations for matching wine with your dinner ideas, we’d love to help out; give us a call or stop by the store. Lastly we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends and of course, good wine!


Champagne – Something to Celebrate – Michael Kompass
Champagne – No other sparkling wine has the history, tradition, and prestige, and no other sparkling wine has the weight, complexity, and diversity of champagne. The elaborate
production is what gives champagne its character…
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Beard on Beers – Belhaven Wee Heavy
My Grandmother’s maiden name is McGregor; which somehow makes her “the son of Gregory.” You’d think with that heritage I’d know all there is to know about Scotch ale. Quite the opposite actually, but a little research over a pint of ‘wee heavy’ revealed quite an interesting story. Read more…

The Rarest of Rare – Single Cask, Single Malt Whisky
The Single Malt Whisky is among the most revered beverages on the planet. No other spirit offers the diversity and ‘sense of place’ and no other spirit has the cult following of great single malt Whisky. The McGibbins’ “Provenance” series of single cask, single malts are
worthy of a place in any scotch Whisky lovers’ bar… Read more…