Liquid Assets – Holiday Shopping Guide

PINOT NOIR ENCHANTERS [splendid editions of the ‘heartbreak grape’]

Purple Hands Lone Oak Ranch Pinot Noir 2021 • Willamette Valley, Oregon $88
#20 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2023 for this multilayered, spicy beauty

Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2020 • Central Otago, New Zealand $90
Fragrant, silky pinot from superstar actor Sam Neill tilts in the Burgundy direction

Unsworth Saison Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020 • Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island $116
One of BC’s very best, this maritime pinot is graceful and sleek

Château de Sancerre Rouge 2017 • Sancerre, France $65
Properly earthy, juicy, cool-climate pinot is gorgeous with baked salmon

Jane Eyre Gevrey-Chambertin 2020 • Burgundy, France $196
Australian-born Jane Eyre is one of the brightest Next Gen stars in Burgundy

DRESSED TO IMPRESS GIFTS [that will make you look great!]

Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2018 • Burgundy, France $153
Luxurious Chablis for the oyster connoisseur

Martins Lane Simes Pinot Noir 2016 • Okanagan Valley, BC $160
This 95 point pinot noir is always in the conversation as Canada’s very best

Château les Tourelles de Longueville Pauilliac 2015 • Bordeaux, France $173
Classy merlot blend from 2nd Growth Château Pichon Baron is drinking beautifully

Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart Liesse D’Harbonville 2002 • Champagne, France $332
Often called the vintage of the century, 2002 Champagnes are extremely hard to find

Ramos Pinto Ervamoira Vintage Port 1994 • Douro Valley, Portugal $127
Champagne Roederer owns this port house & we have 6 bottles of a famed vintage

Cincoro Tequila Añejo • Jalisco, Mexico $305
NBA legend Michael Jordan & friends created this complex tequila

RICH REDS FOR THE BIG DINNER [statement centerpiece wines]

Mission Hill Oculus 2017 • Okanagan Valley, BC $258
Plush, lush merlot-dominant blend is opulent, ripe and structured

Colomé Altura Maxima Malbec 2016 • Salta, Argentina $201
Imperious, mind-bending malbec from one of the world’s highest vineyards

Muga Prado Enea Rioja Gran Reserva 2015 • Rioja, Spain $167
A polished, profound tempranillo earned 97 points for a steal

Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017 • Veneto, Italy $114
Intense and refined with cherry and plum flavours

Domaine de la Solitude Tradition Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 • Southern Rhône, France $120
Grenache plus seven more Rhône grapes star in this high scoring, celebrated wine

FOR THE ADVENTURE SEEKER [geeky wines we adore!]

Château Dereszla Tokaji Hárslevelű 2021 • Tokaj, Hungary $37
Dry, snappy, fascinating white from the citrussy hárslevelű grape

Karamolegos Pyritis Assyrtiko Mega Cuvée 2020 • Santorini, Greece $119
Alluring wine tastes like grand cru Chablis, but from Greece!

Domaine des Tourelles Vielle Vignes Cinsault 2020 • Bekaa Valley, Lebanon $62
Languid, silken wine from 120 year old vines in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

Alain Graillot Syrocco Syrah Morocco • Zenata, Morocco $60
Crisp, juicy, peppery mid-weight red made by a French syrah genius

Masseria Surani Dionysos Primitivo di Manduria Reserva 2017 • Puglia, Italy $80
Turbo-charged zinfandel, like you’ve never tasted it before, from the boot if Italy

BUBBLES GALORE [our global favourites]

Benjamin Bridge Brut Rosé NV • Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia $68
Stunning quality winery has put Nova Scotia on the world wine map

Domaine Rolet Crémant de Jura NV • Jura, France $59
This is a dead-ringer for champagne, from the secretive Jura region

Coates + Seely Brut Reserve NV • Hampshire, England $52
Grown on the same chalk shared with the champagne region, this is the real deal

Selbach-Oster Pinot Noir Brut 2017 • Mosel, Germany $66
To taste this fizz is to understand why Germans lead the bubble drinking stats

Lanson Green Label Champagne Organic NV • Champagne, France $120
Sensational racy champagne that’s good for the earth


Baumard Crémant de Loire Carte Corail Rosé NV • Vouvray, France $53
Sumptuous pinot noir bubbles from a legendary Loire domaine

Forjas del Salnés Lieriana Albariño 2022 • Rias Baixas, Spain $65
Super stylish unoaked white with spine-tingling acidity and lemon curd fruit

Spearhead Saddle Block Pinot Noir 2020 • Okanagan Valley, BC $64
Platinum winner in Canada’s national wine awards

Pianirossi Maremma Toscana 2007 • Tuscany, Italy $88
This suave Super-Tuscan blend shows the burnished beauty of bottle ageing

Schiopetto Giulia Rivarossa 2016 • Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy $87
Supple, satisfying merlot with a touch of cabernet from a pioneering estate

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