Great bang-for-the-buck offerings—at every price point—from BC and around the world.

Crush: A Fine Wine Affair Sunday, October 23

Long before we opened Cook St. Liquor in the Cook Street Village we we had a VQA Wine Store that specialized in BC wine. Wine has always been a passion for us, so we are happy to be helping support Crush: A Fine Wine Affair, a benefit for the Belfry Theatre that will be held at the Inn at Laurel Point Sunday, October 23, 5-8pm.

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Sauce Hound Sept. 2016 Newsletter: Great Deals on Wine

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Welcome to our September Sauce Hound newsletter! As you probably know, we love to carry high-value wines in the $15 to $35 range. We’re always sniffing out good deals on wines that “punch above their weight.

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Sauce Hound Aug. 2016 Newsletter: New Wines!

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If you follow us on social media, you know that we receive a lot of new craft beer releases every week. What we don’t always show, however, is all the great new wines that regularly show up.

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Sauce Hound July 2016 Newsletter: Ame’s Wine Picks

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Happy Summer!

It’s finally here, it seems. Since we tend to focus on our craft beer selection a lot in these newsletters, we are excited to show off some of the terrific wines we have.

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Sauce Hound March 2016 Newsletter: Easter Dinner Pairings

 
What to Sip With Easter Supper
The arrival of Easter means that spring has arrived. It’s the light at the end of the long dark tunnel of winter. We love it when the weather improves, there are more people filling the streets of Cook St. Village and the days continue to grow longer.

Easter weekend brings family and friends together to celebrate the season and eat and drink well.

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Sauce Hound Newsletter Feb. 2016: Our Super Bowl Party Picks

Our Super Bowl Party “Pick-Six” Drink Recommendations

Even if you’re not the most devout fan of NFL football, the Super Bowl is a spectacle to behold. It’s estimated that more than 160 million people in 180 countries will tune in for this Sunday’s match, Super Bowl 50, between the Carolina Panthersand the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California.

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Sauce Hound Newsletter December 2015: Gift Ideas For the Naughty & the Nice

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most insane, chaotic and, yes, stressful. But we can help you alleviate at least some of that nuttiness with our amazing selection of craft beer, our carefully selected wines (most of which are in that $15 to $35 sweet spot) and our great array of artisanal spirits.

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#WineWednesday Arrivals: Aug. 26

Not a lot of new stuff for #winewednesday but these are some pretty interesting wines. Of particular note is the Clos des Fous pinot noir, which is from a newish winery intent on exploring “extreme terroir” in Chile. The Languedoc blend from Gérard Bertrand is a great value wine from Southern France, a finessed combination of syrah and grenache that has some power behind it.

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#WineWednesday Arrivals: Aug. 5

It’s been nearly a month since our last #winewednesday update because the new arrivals slowed a bit in July. We have as much wine as ever, we just weren’t adding too many new bottles. There were some, though, and they are all in that $15 to $35 sweet spot that most of our wines are priced at. Check out these beauties from France, Italy, Argentina, Australia and right here in BC.

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Sauce Hound July Newsletter: Hot Picks For Cooling Off In Summer

Is there anything better than summer in Victoria? The weather’s great, there’s so much going on and the evening light seems to go on and on. It’s the best time to be outside on Vancouver Island, whether you’re on a patio, camping or out for a picnic. While our staff picks for July take all this into consideration, they are also a bit on the eclectic side—just like the staff who chose them.

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