Brand New Wine Wednesday Arrivals

Longtime customers know that before we became known for our craft beer selection, we started out as humble seller of BC VQA wines here in the Cook St. Village. Wine has always been an important part of the mix at Cook St. Liquor. We’re just as passionate about wine as craft beer and it has been our goal to keep an interesting and unique selection of wine on hand, spanning the range from high-end Bordeaux to cheap and cheerful everyday wines. Our specialty, though, is finding great value in the $15 to $39 range. These are wines that over deliver for the price. We are constantly on the look out for these and we are frequently adding new ones to the store. So, to keep you up to date, we’ll be doing weekly posts about some wines—usually new arrivals—we think you should know about.

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Claraval 2010 Seleccion (Calatayud, Spain) $18.90
Concentrated berry and spice aromas with a plush fruity palate that finishes with a savory dry edge. A very versatile and pleasurable dinner wine.

Hilary Goldschmidt Charming Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) $39.90
An incredible price point for this Napa Valley Cab. Interesting story: the Charming Creek Vineyard is located adjacent to the Opus One estate, and previously supplied grapes for Opus One (which sells for $250+ per bottle!!). This deep ruby-purple wine has classic cabernet aromas of blackcurrants, red berries, baked cherries, with subtle hints of tobacco leaf, sage and cocoa. On the layered and complex palate you’ll experience flavors of raspberry, cherry, cassis, black olive and cocoa.

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Conviviale Montepulciano (Italy) $16.90
Cherry and raspberry aromas dominate with deep savoury gamey component; on the palate tart berries with bright acidity, soft tannins and a dry earthy finish. A very well-priced Italian quaffer….try it with Friday night pizza!

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Blandy’s 5-year Sercial Madeira (Madeira Island, Portugal) $35.90 
Pale, bright topaz colour with a golden tinge, fresh with dry fruit, wood and citrus flavours with a fresh and nutty persistent finish. Aged in American oak casks for 5 years, this classic Madeira should be served slightly chilled and makes an awesome aperitif with salted almonds, spicy chorizo, or assorted cheese and chacuterie.

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Tomassi Amarone (Italy) $64.90

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Joseph Mellot  2013 Le Troncsec Pouilly Fumé (Loire Valley, France) $37.90