EXPERIENCE PORTUGAL: A Special Tasting Event!

A fun and educational afternoon of tastings hosted by Paul Watkin of the Society of Wine Educators. Featuring SEVEN delicious Portugese wines to taste PLUS gourmet food pairings, Paul will walk you through the flavours and history of this diverse and mysterious wine region. All for ONLY $20!

Saturday May 4th 2013 from 11am-12:30pm right here at Granville Liquor Store.
LIMITED TO ONLY 12 SPOTS! Please drop by the store for reservations/questions or call us any day from 9am-11pm at 604-731-2669. Thank you!

Experience Portugal!

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New Products for March

March 3rd, 2013  ___________________________________________________________________________________

Heritage Road 2011 Bloodstone Shiraz (AUS)
Yangarra 2009 McLaren Vale Shiraz (AUS)
Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2009 (S. Africa)
douROSA 2007 Douro (Portugal)
Palestra 2008 Douro (Portugal)
Passion of Portugal 2009 (Portugal)
Meo-Camuzet 2008 Bourgogne (FR)
Pierre Ponnelle 2011 Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains (FR)
Domaine de Cristia 2011 Cotes du Rhone (FR)
Chateau Le Clou 2004 Cassiopee Cotes de Bergerac (FR)
Chateau de Parenchere 2008 Bordeaux Superieur (FR)
Sentito 2011 Pinot Noir (ITA

Hubert Brochard Terroir de Silex 2011 Sancerre (FR)
Alandra Esporao 2011 (Portugal)
Calona Vineyards Artist Series 2011 Pinot Gris (BC)
Tinhorn Creek 2011 Pinot Gris (BC)
Finca Los Primos 2012 Torrontes (Chile)
Hugel 2009 Alsace Riesling (FR) 375mL
Hugel 2006 Alsace Pinot Gris (FR) 375mL

Craft Beer
Phillips Bottle Rocket India Session Ale 6pk Cans
Parallel 49 Hay Fever Spring Saison 6pk Btls
Omission Gluten Free Pale 6pk Btls
Irish Beer Discovery Pack by Guinness (Harp, Smithwicks, Kilkenny, Guinness) 8pk Cans
Driftwood Twenty Pounder Double IPA
Granville Island Irish Red
Phillips Black Jackal Imperial Coffee Stout
Spinnakers Chocoholic
Howe Sound London Town Brown Ale
Howe Sound Timberline Pale Ale
Howe Sound High Tide Hemp Ale
Howe Sound Super Jupiter Grapefruit IPA
Howe Sound Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale
Parallel 49 Lord of the Hops IPA
Parallel 49 Vow of Silence Belgian Strong Ale
Russell Luck of the Irish Red Ale
Gigantic Brewing Time-Traveler Porter
Fruli Strawberry Beer
Chimay Blue 330mL

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Fun Night Out at Doktor Luke’s Wild West Show

Last night was the big event for Doktor Luke’s Wild West Show down at the Anza Club. Hosted by close friends of the store, the diverse variety show featuring music, improv comedy, dance performances and more, was put on as a Fundraiser for our talented neighbours, Pacific Theatre. Every year the Wild West Show is a big hit and this year was no different. Not only did GLS sponsor the beverage portion of the evening, but several of the GLS staff got together to hoot and holler at the stage antics, and even our glorious leader was there, slangin’ drinks behind the bar. It was a great night! Thanks Doktor Luke!

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New Products for February

Some great additions to our wine selection and a ton of tasty new craft beer has hit the shelves recently. Plus some staff and customer favourites have returned after a temporary stock shortage. Here’s a re-cap:

February 3rd, 2013  ______________________________________________________________________________

Monster Vineyards Red Eyed (BC)
Beaumont 2009 Organic Gamay Noir (BC)
Decoy 2011 Pinot Noir (Sonoma County, US)
Rainstorm 2010 Pinot Noir (Oregon, US)
Johann Wolf 2008 Pinot Noir (Pfalz, Germany)
Juno 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Encosta do Curiosos (Portugal)
Azul Portugal Pamela 2009 (Portugal)

Port Charlotte The Peat Project Single Malt (Islay)
Nikka Yoichi 10yr (Japan) *Back in stock*
Nikka Yoichi 15yr (Japan) *Back in stock*

Craft Beer
Crabbie’s Original Ginger Beer (Scotland)
Lagunita’s IPA (California) *Back in stock*
Russell Brewing Truth Serum Wheat Wine Ale (Surrey, BC)
Old Yale Brewing Sergeant’s IPA (Chilliwack, BC)
Old Yale Brewing Sasquatch Stout
Fernie Brewing Black Mammoth Winter Ale (Fernie, BC)
Driftwood Blackstone Porter (Victoria, BC)
Phillips Leviathan Milk Stout (Victoria, BC)
Phillips Twisted Oak Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
Phillips Hammer Imperial Stout
Phillips Hammer Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Spinnaker’s Scottish Ale (Victoria, BC)
Granville Island Brewing Scottish Ale (Vancouver, BC)
Hoyne Brewing Big Bock (Victoria, BC) *Back in stock*
Hoyne Brewing Voltage Espresso Stout *Back in stock*
Elysian Dragonstooth Stout (Seattle, US) *Back in stock*
Vancouver Island Brewing Storm Watcher Winter Lager 6pk (Victoria, BC)
Creemore Springs “Creemore Collection” Mixer 6pk (Ontario)
St. Ambroise “A Special Collection” 10pk (Montreal)
Brooklyn Brewing East India Pale Ale 6pk (New York)
Parallel 49 Old Boy Classic Ale (Vancouver, BC)
Old Yale Brewing Pale Ale 6pk

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Cellar-Worthy Wines at Granville Liquor Store

Is your wine cellar looking a little barren after all the guests, dinners, and parties hosted over the holidays? We’ve listed our store’s best cellar-worthy wines below, separated by region to help get you started with restocking your collection.

If you have specific questions about these wines, cellaring, or any other product questions, please call the store at 604-731-2669 and ask to speak with one of our wine consultants. We also offer in-store wine consultation (by appointment) if you’d like some more detailed advice about what wines will best suit your cellar.

ITALY: Borgo Salcetino 2005 Chianti Classico, Colledila 2008 Barone Ricasoli, Vietti 2009 Barbera D’Alba, Camp Gros Martinenga 2005 Barbaresco,  Monte Aribaldo 2010 Dolcetto D’Alba, Michele Satta 2007 Bolgheri, Campo Morar 2008 Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Rocche Costamagna 2010 Ruibis Dolcetto D’Alba

FRANCE: Drouhin Vaudon 2010 Chablis Premier Cru, Chateau Castera 2005 Medoc Cru Bourgeois, Chateau Tronquoy-Lalande 2007 Saint-Estephe, O. Khayam 2009 Bordeaux Superieur, Chateau Tour Bayard 2007 Montagne-Saint-Emilion, Pierre Troupel 2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

BC: Spierhead 2011 Pinot Noir, Meyer Tribute Series – Sonia Gaudet 2010 Chardonnay, La Stella 2009 Fortissimo, Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2008, Burrowing Owl 2009 Chardonnay, Painted Rock 2010 Syrah

USA: Duckhorn 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Starmont 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cakebread Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

INT’L: Cuvelier Los Andes 2008 Colccion (Argentina), Penfolds Bin 389 2009 Cabernet/Shiraz (Southern Australia), Psi 2009 (Spain), J.W. Hart Porto 1994 (France)

We’re looking forward to growing our selection of cellar-worthy wines over the coming months. If there are any specific products you’d like to see us carry, please feel free to click here and email us with your suggestions or book a wine consultation.

Thanks and have a great 2013!

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NEW PRODUCTS for the first week of November!

November 3rd, 2012  ___________________________________________________________________________________

Cloudline 2009 Pinot Noir (US)
14 Hands Hot to Trot (US)
Truchard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (US)
Projecto Garnacha (SP)
Backyard 2011 Nosey Neighbour (BC)
Platinum Bench 2011 Gamay Noir (BC)
Platinum Bench 2010 Benchmark Red

Craft Beer
Urthel Hop-It (Netherlands)
La Trappe Tripel Trappist Ale (Netherlands)
Père Noël Christmas Ale (Belgium)
Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Ice Bock 6pk btls (Victoria, BC)
Phillips Dr. Funk Dunkel (Victoria, BC)


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Our expansion is complete, we’ve filled our new shelves with tons of new products and we are ready to celebrate!
Join us this week from October 10th – 14th for our Grand Re-Opening!
Come in and enjoy multiple wine & craft beer tastings, prizes and even some live music on Friday and Saturday night. For a full schedule of tastings and events, please click here to check out our calendar.

Prizes! Free stuff! Enter your name in-store to win these awesome prizes! A Nirve brand cruiser bike sponsored by Cariboos Brewing and a Foosball Table sponsored by Carlsberg! Also, our tasting schedule has been posted beside our upcoming tasting display in-store as an extra reminder while you’re here.


And of course we need to thank our amazing customers for making this all possible! See you at the store!



NEW Products for Early October!

October 7th, 2012  ___________________________________________________________________________________

Tommasi Il Sestante 2010 Ripasso (ITA)
Reversanti 2007 Barolo (ITA)
Vietti 2009 Barbera D’Alba (ITA)
Cesari 2006 Amarone (ITA)
Camp Gros Martinenga 2005 Barbaresco (ITA)
Les Launes 2009 Crozes-Hermitage (FR)
Cremaschi Furlotti 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (CH)
Capitão Reayeo Reserva 2009 Alentejano (POR)
Crane Lake 2011 Pinot Noir (US)
Pedroncelli 2009 Zinfandel (US)
Pedroncelli 2003 Merlot (US)

Crane Lake 2011 Pinot Grigio (US)
J 2010 Pinot Gris (US)
Kumeu River 2009 Village Chardonnay (NZ)

J Cuvée 20 (US)

Fortified Wine
Florio 2009 Marsala Superiore Dolce (ITA)

Chivas Brothers Strathisla 12yr (Highland)
Armorik Whisky Breton (France)
Nikka 10yr (Japan)

Craft Beer
The Commons Brewery Urban Farmhouse (Portland, OR)
The Commons Brewery Flemish Kiss (Portland, OR)
Alameda Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA (Portland, OR)
Schneider Weisse Hopfen Weisse (Germany)
George Schneider’s Weisen Edel-Weisse (Germany)
Maisel’s Weisse Dunkel (Germany)
Trappistes Rochefort 8 (Belgium)
Houblon Chouffe 330mL (Belgium)
Innis & Gunn Scottish Pale Ale 330mL (Scotland)
Innis & Gunn Rum Finish 330mL & 750mL (Scotland)
Croucher New Zealand Pilsner (NZ)
Croucher Pale Ale (NZ)
Croucher Patriot American Black Ale (NZ)
Hoyne Wolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale Ale (Victoria, BC)
Russell IP’eh! (Surrey, BC)
GIB Pumpkin Ale (Vancouver, BC)
Vancouver Island Brewing Iron Plow Harvest Märzen (Victoria, BC)
Whistler Brewing Black Tusk Ale 6pk (Whistler, BC)
Parallel 49 Gypsy Tears Red Ruby Ale 6pk (Vancouver, BC)
Alhambra Reserva 1925 6pk (Spain)

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Limited Release Craft Beers

Our first week of having cold-craft beer has been a great success. Thanks to all our customers for the great feedback on the new store layout. To celebrate, we’ve already brought in a selection of new craft beer and other products throughout the store (See the full list for August 25th here).

For all those who seek out the latest craft beer, we’ve got some stock on 4 of the summer’s most popular limited release craft beers in our new coolers:

Phillips Brewing PANDAMONIUM 11th Hour Anniversary Ale (**UPDATE** SOLD OUT)
Russell Brewing Rick August Russian Imperial Stout
Russell Brewing 6.26 Anniversary Scotch Ale
Granville Island Brewing Ginger Beer (**UPDATE** SOLD OUT)

Get them while you can!



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Russel Cream Ale Cruise In-Store Contest!

New contest  in-store from Russell Brewing, featuring Russel Cream Ale. Two prizes available:

– Win 2 tickets on the Cream Ale Cruise (Cruise date: Sept 9, 2012)
– Win a Russel Cream Ale Cooler Bag with built in speakers!

Come on in, grab some Cream Ale from the “beer-a-mid,” and sign-up for the contest!


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