February Tasting Schedule at Legacy Liquor in the Olympic VillageJanuary is almost over? Can you believe it? Wall Centre False Creek is almost sold out and Legacy Liquor Store in the Olympic Village (or should I call it Millennium Water, I never know) has a VERY full schedule of tastings next month.
hennessy cognac vsop and xo tasting
3-7 pm wednesday february 2, 2011
In Celebration of Chinese New Year, we are pouring these two excellent and rare cognacs. Learn what makes Cognac and Hennessy so special, and ring in the year of the Rabbit with us! Gung Hei Fat Choy!
tsingtao and yanjing beer tasting
3-7 pm thursday february 3, 2011
Continue the Chinese New Year festivities with a sampling of two Chinese beers.
Castello di bossi wine tasting
4-7 pm friday february 4, 2011
Confused about Italian wines, or in love with Chianti? You won’t want to miss this tasting. Annie Lau, Italian import expert, comes to pour a few delicious Chianti’s from her portfolio of Italian wines. This is a great opportunity to pick the brain of a very knowledgeable lady!
woollaston estates “wingspan” sauvignon blanc and pinot noir wine tasting
3-7 pm saturday february 5, 2011
The Woollaston wine is from Nelson, the northern tip of the south island, is currently in conversion to organic certification, with three sustainably farmed vineyards, bio-dynamic practices and a gravity-fed winery.
honey pepper caesars and classic vodka martinis from khortytsa vodka
2-6 pm sunday february 6, 2011
Superbowl doesn’t always have to be about beer. Enjoy the game with a twist on the classic Canadian Sunday cocktail, the Caesar, made with honey pepper flavored vodka. Simple and clean more your style? Then try the classic vodka martini made with Khortytsa platinum vodka.
Kettle valley wine tasting
3-7 pm thursday february 10, 2011
Drawing its name from the Kettle Valley Railway, which traveled through the Naramata area on the east side of Okanagan Lake, this winery opened to the public in 1996. Kettle Valley Winery is known for it’s dark, intense and well structured red wines; blends such as “Old Main Red”, which we will be sampling alongside the Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend and the dry Riesling.
Kuchh Nai Whisky Tasting
4-7 pm friday february 11, 2011
This whisky was so popular the last time we poured it we felt it necessary to bring it back and pour again!
The word Kuchh nai comes from the Indian language meaning “nothing” Kuchh Nai is an award winning blend of superior whisky aged in oak barrels to smooth and mellow the spirit. The next time you ask your guests what they would like to drink and they reply “nothing” you can now hand them a glass of this great value whisky!
sparkling sake tasting
2-6 pm saturday february 12, 2011
The Saturday before Valentine’s doesn’t always have to be fighting for elbow space and a table at an over crowded restaurant. Why not try something different at home, with a couple sparkling sakes and some seafood? We promise it will be a delicious night!
Indigo Wind, a sparkling Junmai Sake is a light aperatif with citrus, vanilla flavours and soft creamy bubbles. Enjoy with freshly shucked oysters.
Osake Junmai Sparkling Sake is from Granville Island’s own Artisan Sake Maker. This sparkling sake is light crisp and lightly sweet with bright pear, melon, tropical fruit notes and a hint of licorice. Best with your main course of lobster or crab.
circus torrontes, cabernet sauvignon and malbec wine tasting
2-6 pm sunday february 13, 2011
Circus wines from Argentina provide great value. While Malbec is Argentina’s red grape sweetheart, come taste their other showcase grape, Torrontes. Floral, aromatic and exotic, Torrontes is a great alternative to pinot grigio or pinot blanc.
cristalino rose sparkling wine tasting
4-7 pm monday february 14, 2011
Nothing says romance like pink bubble from the sexy Spanish! This versitile cava pairs well with a wide variety of foods, including all types of seafood and white meats, perfect for your Valentine’s dinner.
legacy welcomes the bc wine school
6-9 pm wednesday february 16, 2011
Interested in learning how to participate in this festival style tasting, featuring wines from around the world and delicious food pairings? Click here.
anchor steam beer tasting
4-7 pm thursday february 17, 2011
Anchor’s beers are produced in one of the most traditional and handsome breweries anywhere in the world. Their brewers employ no modern shortcuts. Each brew is virtually handmade with an all-malt mash in their handmade copper brewhouse, a veritable museum of the simple, traditional brewhouses of old. They strive to practice the art of classical brewing, and employ state-of-the-art methods to ensure that their products are clean and clear, pure and fresh. We will be tasting the Christmas Ale, Liberty Ale, Steam Lager and the Porter.
rogue beer tasting
4-7 pm friday february 18, 2011
Continuing up the coast, we come to Rogue, located in Oregon. Rogue is a small revolution, which expresses itself through handcrafted Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers and Spirits, and this is the way they conduct their business. The spirit of the Rogue brand, even the name, suggests doing things differently, a desire and a willingness to change the status quo. We will be sampling some “winter-y” beers: Santa’s private reserve, yellow snow IPA and the juniper pale ale.
central city brewing beer tasting
2-6 pm saturday february 19, 2011
We finish our weekend of craft beer with Central City Brewing, an amaazing brewery right in our own backyard. Central City makes their award winning brews with only the finest ingredients available, with no artificial preservatives or flavour-robbing pasteurization. The result? Central City Brewing Co. was named the Best Brewery in Canada at the 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards.
maker’s 46 bourbon tasting
2-6 pm sunday february 20, 2011
This is a brand new Bourbon to the market from the great Kentucky distillery Maker’s Mark. Barrel finished with oak staves, this new whisky is fully matured Maker’s Mark.
Aged – To maturity
Proof – 94
Aroma – Pleasant, sweet, toasty oak nose with caramel overtones. More intense aroma without an alcohol nose.
Taste – Rich, creamy seared-oak flavors; caramel and vanilla notes linger on the front of the palate, but it is still soft enough to hold on the tongue even at 94 proof.
Finish – A big mouth-watering oaky finish. Long with a little spice, staying forward on the palate without the bitter bite found in older whiskies.
merridale cider tasting
4-7 pm thursday february 24, 2011
Merridale cidery uses cider apple varieties that have been proven for centuries in England, France, and Germany to make the best cider. All their ciders are made from 100% pure juice, and only the first pressing is used. They do not add water or re-press the apples to increase the yield. They do not use concentrates, chemicals at bottling, pasteurization, or fine filtration of juice.
the wine savvy series with the house wine girls “the classics”
6-8 pm friday february 25, 2011
harvest table event $75 click here
Discover why certain wine regions have been known for centuries to produce some of the world’s greatest wines. Familiar classics such as Bordeaux, Rioja and Burgundy will definitely be featured but we will also explore top wines from countries such as Chile and Australia. From Cabernet Sauvignon to Shiraz and Tempranillo to Merlot, these cellar worthy wines will reveal a whole new side after a few years. Enjoy the adventure of putting wine away and rediscovering it down the road. A great gift for your Valentine!
french 75 cocktail tasting
2-6 pm saturday february 26, 2011
Amorita makes (one of) her favourite cocktails at the tasting bar – Gin, Sparkling wine, lemon and a touch of sugar.
tullibardine sauterne wood finish single malt whisky
2-6 pm sunday february 27, 2011
Miss the Tullibardine Whisky tasting in January? Not to worry – we’ve got a brand new Tullibardine in store, the Sauterne Cask, and we will be pouring all afternoon. Carefully matured in oak, then gently finished in Sauterne Casks, this mellow and subtly flavoured malt is to be treasured.
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