After we returned from our month-long vacation, we wanted to take it easy on our first week back to work. But really, how do you say no to a wine tasting? I suppose this was a good way to get back into the swing of things.
Actually, it was more than just a wine tasting. It was a grand tasting of carefully selected wines, fine whiskies, Italian liqueurs, and Polish vodka. This was accompanied with oysters, a variety of cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, and mini roast beef sliders. They had really cool plates with a slit that holds your wine glass so you can eat with your free hand. Here’s a link of what it looks like. Genius!
Lifford Wine Agency is a wine agency that represents over 60 wine producers from around the world. While this may be a small number, what they lack in quantity, they make up for in quality. These guys aren’t messing around when it comes to their portfolio. The event took place at Stanley Park Pavilion, a great venue to travel to on a beautiful day.
Upon arrival, we were handed a list of their featured liqueurs and spirits, along with the wines. And like a bingo game, we marked off each wine as it was sampled, making quick notes of our first impressions. Some favorites of the night included De Bortoli’s Emeri Pink Moscato Sparkling Wine ($16.99) and their 2007 Noble One Botrytis Semillon ($34.99) from Australia, Seña 2008 (~$90) from Chile, Amity Vineyards 2008 Eco-Wine Croft Vineyard Pinot Noir ($29.99) from Oregon, USA, and Forty Creek Whisky Barrel Select ($24.99) from Ontario, Canada. There were no Canadian wines to taste, but you’ll be happy to know that 3 out of the 4 wines on their website from Canada are from BC – one of them being Joie Farms Winery, who makes the popular Noble Blend ($33.95).
By the end of this event, we went home happy knowing we have new wines to add to our list of keepers. Be sure to follow Lifford Wine Agency (@SS_LiffordBC) on Twitter