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Over Delivers ~ Blue Grouse 2015 Pinot Gris #bcwine

In the late 90’s I worked for a wine importer the owner of which had a penchant for European wines. We had a great portfolio and it featured some brilliant Alsatian (France) white wines. I fell in love with Pinot Gris from Alsace. To me it seemed that the…
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Are BC's Liquor Distribution Woes Fixable?

This week saw a first from the BC Liquor Distribution Branch; an apology letter. A letter was send to every wholesale customer of the LDB. Given that they have a monopoly on all imported product and spirits, this mean close to 12,000 businesses was saw…
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Best Buy/Must Buy ~ Red Boot Italian Red 9.2/10 #U$10

If you don’t have time to read this post, then simply drop everything and run out and buy as much of this win as you can! It is the end of the school year and we always give our kids teachers the gift of a bottle of wine. As it happens we needed to stop…
If you don’t have time to read this post, then simply drop everything and run out and buy as much of this win as you can! It is the end of the school year and we always give our kids teachers…
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Over Delivers ~ Lovico 2013 Gamza #winesofbulgaria

You know that part of the store that you walk past each time. Typically it is the dark corner where the dust bunnies hold their daily get togethers. This is where retailers categories that have the lowest sales, but have enough sales to justify being in…
You know that part of the store that you walk past each time. Typically it is the dark corner where the dust bunnies hold their daily get togethers. This is where retailers categories that have the…
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Best Buy! Alba de los Infantes 2009 Gran Reserva run, don't walk, #getacase

One of the things about the wine business is that it is a business of passion. I can tell you there isn’t a lot of money in it, and if you were to ask anyone involved they are not in it for the money, they are in it because they love it. So it is […]
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I recall a time when I thought beer either can in a bottle with a blue label or a bottle with a red label. In fact there was a time that, like in politics, families were either Labatt Blue or Molson Canadian families. Those times have long since past and…
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Rock the Shores happens again this weekend and my long term colleague Glen Barlow has put together some great bevvie choices. Among them is one of my favourite Rosés on the market right now, the 2015 Quill Rosé from Blue Grouse. Think of how beautiful it…
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Box Wines For Camping & The Cottage.

Heading out of town? Going camping or to the cottage? One of the smartest ways to take wine with you is to take a box of wine; yes a box of wine. I know the impression is that box wine is total plonk, but here in BC, that is because we have always only…
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Over Delivers ~ Domaine de Pellehaut Rosé

Have you ever watched the move My Summer In Provence? Every scene that involves a meal has a bottle of Rosé. It makes perfect sense because Rosé can be incredibly refreshing and wonderfully versatile. In fact Rosé goes with a broader spectrum of foods…
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#Brexit impact on Beverage Alcohol Prices in BC.

Wow! I don’t know about you but I was surprised and quite disappointed that the UK has voted last night to leave the European Union. There are lots of arguments on both sides but my disappointment lies in the inevitable increases in the prices of wine,…
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Good Drop ~ Clos des Miran 2013 Visan Cotes du Rhone-Villages #redwine

As you know the purpose of this blog is to provide useful reviews of wines under $20. The goal is to weed through the plethora of inexpensive wine to find the true values. This wine perfectly encapsulates this. This wine didn’t have a sale tag but, for…
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Over Delivers ~ Tinhorn Creek 2014 Gewurztraminer #bcwine

I had a long chat with a fellow veteran of the liquor industry and put me in a nostalgic mood. Back in the late 90’s VQA and BC Wines were still on fringe of wine culture, and most of the brands that we take for granted today were start-ups. This was the…
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Co-Founder of Liquify.ca & BC Liquor Industry Pundit and Consultant
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Strategic planning, social media, marketing, brand management, category management, sales management, thinking outside the box.
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  • Liquify.ca
    Co-Founder, 2013 - present
  • Calladus Consulting
    Primary Consultant, 2005 - present
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Colwood, BC
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Saanich, BC - Colwood, BC - Mission, BC - Vancouver, BC - Cranbrook, BC - Georgetown, Grand Cayman
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Improving my quality of life one sip at a time
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A veteran of the beverage alcohol industry in B.C. who seeks purpose and simplicity in all personal and professional activities.
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Co-Founder of Liquify.ca. Driving force behind triple digit growth of chain of liquor stores on Vancouver Island. Creator of Just Over A Buck A Beer brand, but the best is yet to come.
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  • University of Victoria
    Political Science, 1981 - 1987
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