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Hillside 2011 Rose
I’m certain that more great impressionist art, awe inspiring literature and the dreams of many a couple have been launched with a fine glass of Rose.
Chill this down a bit, get yourself a fresh baguette, some cheese and let your imagination have no boundaries.
The wine itself is dry and brimming with fresh strawberries, ripe blueberries and just a lovely hint of fresh crushed black pepper. The texture is fresh and almost like the sensation of biting into a fresh picked delicious apple.
Go Deeper: Hillside Rose Product Description.
Product Reservation System Getting Upgrade
You, our customers have spoken and we have listened!
We will be upgrading our Product Reservation System to suit your needs better. Changes to come include clarity in the process and will make it visually easier to navigate and understand. Keep in mind, this is a work in progress, but when it's all done, we think you'll love it!
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A new feature to our blogs has been added and we call it Liquor Plus Radio. Each blog now has an audio component to it so you can listen to the blog in your car, on a walk, etc. You can get RSS feeds by clicking on the RSS Entries on the blog or you can subscribe to Liquor Plus Radio on iTunes. Let us know what you think!
$500.00 VISA Gift Card Winners - Store Winners
Congratulations to the Winner of our $500.00 in VISA Gift Cards - for Royal Oak Liquor Plus!
Congratulations to the Winner of our $500.00 in VISA Gift Cards - for Duncan Liquor Plus!
Thanksgiving Dinner for 6: Contest Winner
Congratulations to the Winner of our Thanksgiving Dinner for 6!
Music in your glass
Having a disability means that you are not “typical”, that you don’t fit into what is considered “the norm”. It doesn’t mean that you are any less of a person, just different. I know whereof I speak, as my youngest has Down Syndrome and she has the vibrance, energy and creativity just like all the other kids her age but she doesn’t learn at the same pace or in the same way as many of the kids in her age group. I’m not talking strictly about academics, I’m also speaking about social skills. She is 7 years old and she is still learning about waiting her turn, how to play cooperatively with her friends and about being a part of a group.
A key ingredient in her social development has been the work of Johanne Brodeur and the Music Therapy program at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Music Therapy teaches kids like Chloe about taking turns, about playing in a group, about self expression, about focus and about following instructions. The bonus has been that she is wonderfully musical and can play on a piano for hours. Since she has been a part of Music Therapy, her friendships at school are stronger. At recess or lunch she can be found playing happily with the other kids and taking turns to go down the slide. One more bonus... she seems to be learning faster. She is still behind the other kids but she is picking up new concepts faster.
We access this program through the Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society, which gets the majority of its funding through private donations. Despite a generous grant this year from Variety the Children’s Charity, they are still in need of funds to continue this fantastic program. As one of the families with a vested interest in its continuation, we have developed a fundraiser in our stores with our partners at Jackson-Triggs.
Simply put, from now through Christmas, you save $1.00 off the price of both the Jackson-Triggs ‘Black Label’ Merlot and Chardonnay. Plus when you purchase a bottle of either, you trigger a $1/bottle donation to the Music Therapy program and in so doing, offer kids with Down Syndrome a brighter future.
By the way, the wines are pretty darn good too and rank quite high on the Bang for the Buck scale. The Merlot is dark and rich and filled with aromas and flavours of plum and berry compote. If you let it linger on your palate for a moment you will be rewarded with subtle flavours of vanilla and fresh ground dark roasted coffee ($14.99 SCORE: 7.6/$1).
As for the Chardonnay, it is a burst of sunshine and tree fruit. Serve it just chilled to bring out the generous flavours of pear, apple and even pineapple. The wine has been kissed by neutral oak, which softens any hard acidic edges. I had this recently with crab, prawns and scallops and it was divine ($13.99 SCORE: 7.45/$1).
I hope that you will enjoy the wines and know that with every sip you are creating beautiful music today and down the road.
Stanley Park Beer $500.00 Visa Gift Card: Contest Winner
Congratulations to the Winner of our Stanley Park contest of $500.00 in Visa Gift Cards!!
Duke's Cider $500.00 Visa Gift Card: Contest Winner
Congratulations to the Winner of our Duke's Cider contest of $500.00 in Visa Gift Cards!!
VinoHospice: Selected for its character, to raise money for Victoria Hospice
This project was inspired by my Uncle, David McMillan, and his work with Victoria Hospice. As the past Chair David told me about the great work that Victoria Hospice does for our community and their constant need for financial support from the community. Unfortunately this past summer David passed in Hospice after a long battle with cancer and I got to see first hand the incredible work that Victoria Hospice does everyday. This wine, now known as VinoHospice, was selected from hundreds to honour the work of Victoria Hospice and the man that was my Uncle.
Our goal is to raise over $6,000 for Victoria Hospice from the sale of this wine. $1 from every bottle sold and $24 from every case lot purchase will be donated to Victoria Hospice – Rod Phillips, Buyer- Liquor Plus
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Rod Phillips, Director of Marketing and Buying