Holiday 2012 Newsletter
The Holidays are coming quickly upon us. With so many gifts, dinners, parties and more - Liberty has come up with great recommendations for the season. From gift ideas to exclusive wines, we have covered it all!
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Thank You Vancouver!
We would like to say a big "Thank You" to all our customers and wine lovers who voted us the #1 Best Wine Store 2012 in the Georgia Straight. We appreciate your continued business after 26 years!
Check out all the winners HERE
Rosé Revival raised $3290 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Chambar Restaurant Wine of the Month - May 2011
Chambar Restaurant Wine of the Month: Springfield Estate ‘Life from Stone’ Sauvignon Blanc 2009.
Located in the Robertson Valley of South Africa’s Western Cape, the Brures family have been established since 1688.
This white has intense aromatics of red pepper flesh, passion fruit, flint and herbs. There is a stunning mineral foundation that builds to a vibrant core of acidity balanced with stone fruit, nettle, honeysuckle, fig and exotic tea.
Think Sancerre sophistication meets New Zealand arrogance. Just in time for summer!
Pairing suggestions for Chambar menu items:
Appetiser - Salade Halloumi
Main - Bouillabaisse a ma facon
Available at Chambar Restaurant and at Liberty Wine Merchants. Various locations.
Liberty Wine Merhants on Commercial Drive.......
Liberty seeks to join Commercial Drive -
to provide residents of Commercial Drive with another reason to shop + live local and to share our passion for wine with a whole new neighbourhood.
We are looking for support from local residents and the business community.
Join us at one of our Open Houses for more information - April 28th + 30th, May 1st, 5th, 7th + 8th 2011 from 1 - 5pm.
Eat : Drink : Be Local Character Study features Hester Creek Character Red
Eat : Drink : Be Local searches for a wine to serve with Easter lamb. Hester Creek Character Red available at select Liberty Wine Merchant locations.
Spring into Liberty Wines at Park & Tilford
Taste fantastic wines & enjoy reduced pricing on all select wines! Saturday, April 16th 2011 from 1-5pm.
Georgia Straight Review: Domaine de Grachies Cotes de Gascogne
Domaine de Grachies Cotes de Gascogne reviewed in the Georgia Straight newspaper as "a best buy of the season". Available by the bottle at Liberty Wine Merchants locations. Read the full article here.
World Malbec Day
Spotlight on Languedoc Wines in Vancouver this October
The Languedoc and Pays d’Oc wines are walking the red carpet this month so that Vancouverites will take notice of their striking appeal. These two extraordinary wines, each with their own unique characteristics under one great region, are set to take over the vinicultural spotlight throughout the month of October with local partnerships across the city.
Best of Vancouver Award!
Thank you Vancouver for voting Liberty Wine Merchants best wine store in Georgia Straight's Readers Choice Awards. We're honored.
Win! With Liberty and Alliance Films.
Enter Liberty Wine Merchants and Alliance Films Sweepstakes to win movie passes to Alliance Films newest comedy "The Kids are Alright", two wine tasting event tickets and a bottle of wine!
John Schreiner Book Launch
Join us at Park and Tilford Liberty Wine Merchants for a book signing with John Schreiner. Meet some local wine personalities and try some delicious BC wines while you're there. July 17th 1:30-4:30pm
Enter our "Wine Lover" contest
Become a fan of our facebook page and submit a photo of yourself enjoying your favorite wine for a chance to win a basket of BC wine, Riedel glasses and tasty treats!
Our stores are giving back to the community.
Thanks to our store managers who have raised over $17,136.00 towards local charities through store donations. You can do your part next time you are in one of our stores and donate to a worthy cause.
Liberty’s Taste BC 2010 Vancouver’s Favourite Fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital
Liberty’s Taste BC 2010 Vancouver’s Favourite
Fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (January 19th, 2010) – Great wine, fantastic food, hundreds of revelers and all for a wonderful cause!
Liberty Merchant Company’s 16th Annual Taste BC 2010 drew hundreds of Vancouverites to the Hyatt Regency Hotel on January 19th to indulge in tastings from some of the finest restaurants, wineries, breweries and cheese purveyors in BC.
Liberty Wine Featured in EAT Magazine!
Three of Liberty’s delicious and value priced wines are featured in this month’s issue of EAT magazine. Our Vecchia Cantina Chianti, Domain de Grachies, and Domaine La Galine Minervois.
d’Arenberg is in the 120 top value Australian wines!
USA’s Wine Spectator has named their 120 Top Value Australian Wines and 6 are d’Arenberg wines which accounts for 5% of the total wines listed.
Multiple vintages of ‘d’Arry’s Original’ Shiraz Grenache and ‘The Footbolt’ Shiraz were included as well ‘The Stump Jump Red’ and ‘The Custodian’ Grenache.
Vinum Chenin Blanc scores 89 points
In Anthony Gismondi's latest review, our Vinum Chenin Blanc 2008 from South Africa scored 89 points...
Congratulations Winery of Good Hope 2008 Chenin Blanc!
Of more than 1140 wines in this year's Wine Access 2009 International Value Wine Awards competition, The Winery of Good Hope's Chenin Blanc was awarded Category Champion for Best Chenin Blanc.
This example is a wonderfully lively, fruity and beautifully balanced dry Chenin Blanc. With flavours of pears, sherbert and flint, there is plenty of leesy mouthfeel and juicy fruit, whilst finishing with a refreshing lime and mineral length. A true noble vareital, Chenin deserves to be taken seriously - even for everyday drinking wines such as this!
The Winery of Good Hope 2008 Chenin Blanc - available at all Liberty Wine Merchants - $16.99.
Liberty introduces The Microsoft Tag
You might have noticed a colourful little box on Liberty's latest Champagne and Caviar Tasting poster. What is it? It's a Microsoft Tag! Liberty is taking advantage of a new smart phone technology that makes advertising and promotion to their clients even easier!
Below are some questions and answers to help explain the technology. The next time you find yourself at a Liberty location, find their poster and give it a try.
Red Tag Sale happening this month at all Liberty locations
For the month of June, every Liberty location is offering a 15% Discount on selected glassware and wine accessory items. For further information, please contact your nearest Liberty location.
Liberty brings Martinelle to the BC market
Liberty is excited to announce the new arrival of two wines from the highly acclaimed Rhône producer Martinelle:
Martinelle 2007 Côtes du Ventoux - $29.99*
Martinelle 2007 'Le 7eme' - $34.99
*Until May 12th, 2009, Liberty is offering a $2.00 new arrival discount on the Martinelle 2007 Côtes du Ventoux. "Martinelle is perhaps the best Côtes du Ventoux on the planet, a spectacular old vine grenache, jam packed with oodles of ripe black fruit, and it's organic!" says Robert Simpson, Liberty's General Manager.
Liberty pairs with Capones for Wine and Jazz Festival
Liberty helps celebrate Capones Restaurant's Wine and Jazz Festival in Yaletown
Capones hosts two week Wine and Jazz Festival to commemorate new ownership.
Liberty helps celebrate Capones Restaurant's Wine and Jazz Festival in Yaletown
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (April 14, 2009) - Starting April 15th through to May 1st, Capones Restaurant will be hosting their inaugural Wine and Jazz Festival, the first of many exciting upcoming events.
Five wine regions will be featured: Italy (April 15 - 18), France (April 19 - 21), Pacific Northwest (April 22 - 24), New World : Argentina , Chile , Australia , New Zealand & South Africa (April 25 - 27), Spain & Portugal (April 28 - May 1). Each region will be paired with a 4 course regionally-inspired menu.
The interactive and personal tasting experience will begin at 6pm every evening. Local wine agencies will showcase up to 12 different regional wines. Guests will have the opportunity to choose their 4 favorites to enjoy with their dinner.
Dinner will commence each evening at 7pm , complimented by some of the city's finest live jazz.
Taste BC 2009 - Food and Drink Awards
Liberty’s Taste BC 2009 Delights Vancouverites,
Raises Dollars for BC Children’s Hospital
Wild Goose wins Best in Show; Miku Restaurant & Vista D’oro are People’s Choices
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (January 29, 2009) – Great wine, delectable food, hundreds of revelers and all for a wonderful cause.
That describes Taste BC 2009, Liberty Merchant Company’s second annual celebration of local flavours and the people who create them. The celebration of local food and drink brought together the elite in British Columbia’s food and beverage industry while also raising proceeds for the BC Children’s Hospital’s Oak Tree Clinic.
Liberty Launches New Website
At Liberty, we strive to make the experience of selecting a wine in one of our stores an easy, cheerful and satisfying experience for our customers. So, we thought, why not feature that same hallmark online?
Today, we re-launch our website, making it dynamic and simple to navigate through our product selection, which includes more than 5,000 wines – the largest retail collection in British Columbia. That’s why You’re at Liberty to choose!
You will also be able to browse through the latest in corkscrews and other accessories, specialty gift baskets, and our selection of premium cigars.
Plus, you can read information on our charitable events, including the annual Taste BC celebration and our popular Tastings-in-the-Park, and learn how to enroll in our Wine School.
Get to know our team by perusing the bios of our corporate staff and store managers. You’ll quickly see that our staff members are a passionate, knowledgeable bunch who are more than prepared to help you select the perfect wine for your next dinner or special occasion.
We hope you like the website. More than that, though, we hope to see you in one of our stores, letting us know how we can help.