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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 — 10:58am PDT
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Vancouver now has its own “wine of the month club”. The new My Sommelier program is an initiative of My Liquor Store which operates three independent liquor stores in Vancouver (West End, Crosstown, and Burrard). It allows you to sign up to receive carefully selected bottles of wine each month along with tasting notes, winemaker information, and pairing suggestions.

The packages (that include your preference of red or white wine) are $45 a month for­ 2 bottles, $100 a month for 6 bottles, or $200 a month for 12 bottles. You can sign up for yourself or gift the My Sommelier program to someone special.

The sommelier behind the scenes, making the selections for program participants, is Vancouverite Cyndy Pellegrin who has traveled the world to gain first-hand knowledge of winemaking operations in France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, South America, and the United States. She has a Sommelier Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild and the Advanced Wines and Spirits Certificate with Distinction from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, as well as the Society of Wine Educators “Wines of Spain” certificate. She is currently the Director of Wine (Sommelier) for My Liquor Store and their partner clubs, pubs and restaurants.

The My Sommelier Wine Club has generously offered up a 3 month package for one of my wine-loving readers. The winner will receive 2 bottles of wine for 3 months (value $135) with free delivery within Metro Vancouver (if they live between West Vancouver and Abbotsford). Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming your favourite wine (brand or varietal) (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a #MySommelier Wine Club subscription from @MyLiquorStore & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/8pWWY

You must be 19 years of age or older to enter and receive the prize. There will be free delivery in Metro Vancouver. All My Sommelier program rules apply. Please enjoy responsibly. I will draw 1 winner at random from all entries on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 10:00am. Follow @MyLiquorStore on Twitter for news and information about in-store events.

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245 comments

  1. Vania says:

    I love Malbec!!!

  2. Natalie says:

    My favourite right now is Therapy Vineyards. I love their Freudian Sip. Generally I love Rieslings and Gewürztraminer wine

  3. Michelle W. says:

    Any gewurztraminer!

  4. Trevor says:

    Stag’s Leap Cab is usually in my top 5 faves. I recently discovered See Ya Later and is becoming a “local” go-to of mine.

  5. Laura says:

    An Argentine Malbec is one of my favs!

  6. Renfrew says:

    La Frenz from Naramata all the way!

  7. Mariska says:

    One of my recent go-tos is the sauvignon blanc from Monkey Bay, New Zealand. Yum!

  8. richard w says:

    Any Naramata Bench Winery!

  9. Vera Sal says:

    German Riesling!

  10. Kody says:

    My fave wine is a very minerally Riesling. Found a couple I like from the Okanagan, but the Rheingau region is my fave.

  11. Roberta says:

    Our fave is Quail’s Gate Chenin Blanc. Love that winery. Lovely place for lunch 🙂

  12. april says:

    an italian barolo is always a delight!

  13. Jewels says:

    Grey monk pinot gris – but open to trying anything white!

  14. Kate says:

    I try to drink entirely BC VQA. I just picked up a bottle from Cherry Point Winery!

  15. Gigi says:

    I love Dr. L Riesling, 2008!

  16. Courtney says:

    I usually try and find something red from Burrowing Owl if I am feeling like having some thing delicious 🙂 Shiraz or Cab’s are my favourites 😀

  17. ally says:

    gewurztraminer!

  18. Johanie M says:

    I’m generally a lover of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Carbernet Sauvignon!

    My new favourite is Cassini Chardonnay! I real treat!

  19. Julie says:

    See Ya Later is a great winery in the Okanagan, had a chance to visit last Spring and picked up many delectable bottles!

  20. Kara says:

    Concha Y Toro.

  21. Kat says:

    I really like anything BC VQA and i love a great Pinot Noir

  22. Lyn Winterbourne says:

    Gray Monk, especially their reds, and of those my favourite is the merlot, so rounded and ripe. The Odyssey III port is sublime.

  23. Sarah says:

    Stag’s Hollow is one of my favorite!

  24. Sheila says:

    Malbec – usually the 1884 winemaker!

  25. Cathy V says:

    Malbec

  26. Paul B says:

    Chianti

  27. I love big, bold, reds: Shirazes and Malbecs. Yum!

  28. Liza says:

    BC VQA wines, especially Pinot Gris…!

  29. Michael Forsman says:

    Would love to tour the Argentinian foothills of the Andes, where the great malbecs are grown, “1884 Reservado” being a favourite!

  30. Danielle F says:

    Mirassou pinot noir, this would be SUCH an interesting idea- will share with all

  31. Eileen says:

    I am a pinot lover. This is a great service.

  32. Debbie says:

    I love a glass of mouthwatering merlot

  33. Paddy says:

    Love Spanish Tempranillos

  34. Amy says:

    Mission Hill!

  35. Moon says:

    Quails’ Gate

  36. Sherry says:

    I love shiraz but I have also enjoyed some GSM blends.

  37. christa says:

    I am LOVING the Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile right now. Soooo tasty! 🙂

  38. A Zinfandel any day…oh, and Menage a Trois from Folie a Deux in Napa…heck, all great reds do it for me!

  39. Sonja S says:

    Misterio from Argentina

  40. Bailey says:

    I love love love wine. My in laws drink a varrying amount of different kinds of wines so i get to taste out a few. I have a few favorites, See you later, Two Princes, Acrobat and Red Rooster. My favorite wine though is probably the bottle of white we picked up while travelling through Greece called Sigalis Santorini 🙂

  41. Chantal says:

    Blue Moutain Pinot Noir

  42. Vince says:

    Blasted Church!

  43. Deidre says:

    I love many of the New Zealand wines, esp. Te Mata Estate wines.

  44. Victoria says:

    Can’t get enough of Kim Crawford Pinot gris…yum!!

  45. Paulina says:

    A nice deep Malbec is my current go to!

  46. Lloyd says:

    I enjoy Merlots, would like to try different varieties.

  47. Lauren says:

    Prisoner from Napa, CA

  48. Stacey says:

    I love the New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs!

  49. Nicole Lewis says:

    I am in love with Malbec these days – want to try them all!

  50. Sascha says:

    Francis Ford Coppola’s Sofia Blanc de Blancs

  51. Lor says:

    Shiraz-cab blend…but there are so many other favourites as well!!

  52. Tracy says:

    My fave wine is zinfandel

  53. Michelle says:

    Lois, Gruner Veltliner

  54. Any white Burgundy (preferrably Chablis) or red Burgundy (preferrably Aloxe-Corton) that’s produced by the venerable French producer Maison Joseph Drouhi. Seriously !

  55. Nicola Horsfield says:

    Merlot at the moment. Love Jackson Triggs, Quails Gate, and Australian and New Zealand Red Wines.

  56. Megan says:

    Viognier, Gewürztraminer, and Chardonnay for white, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon for red 🙂

  57. Nicole says:

    I’m a huge fan of Layer Cake Shiraz

  58. marc says:

    OK my summer wine is …. Joie Rose

  59. Andrea says:

    My favourite is Carmenere!

  60. Lauren says:

    Any wine will be fine with me!

  61. Mary says:

    Any red by Moon Curser. Wonderful.

  62. liz says:

    Strawberry zinfandel or anything mission hills.

  63. ruby says:

    Grey Monk Pinot Gris … but I enjoy trying other types/brands as well.

  64. Randy says:

    Cabernet Sauvignon “Nagual del Judith” — Merkin Vineyards

  65. Christine says:

    A tie between Cab-Sauv and Malbec!

  66. Shawn says:

    red = shiraz and Gewürztraminer for white

  67. Jan says:

    don david malbec

  68. Alex says:

    My favourite is Dr. Loosen’s Riesling.

  69. Stacey says:

    My current fave is See Ya Later “Ping”….Deeeeelish!

  70. Liz says:

    J.Lohr cab sauv….yum.

  71. Vanessa says:

    The Judge by Hester Creek!

  72. Trevor says:

    Really enjoyed the La Stella reds while in the OK this summer.

  73. Sabrina V says:

    Love the wines from the Cote de Rhone region.

  74. Belinda says:

    Pfaffenheim Gewurtztraminer 08 France– Alsace

  75. Conrad says:

    I had a good bottle of Morse Code Shiraz the other day.

  76. Rhiann says:

    Silver Sage – Sage Grand Reserve. So unique!

  77. Jen M says:

    most recent fav is Bear Flag Smooth Red Blend

  78. Natalie says:

    I love Viogniers!

  79. Jake says:

    pinot noir…anything from b.c….n’kamip i like…

  80. Christine says:

    My favorite is Chilean Carmenere!

  81. maria says:

    I love a riesling

  82. Bella says:

    Dirty Laundry Winery’s Hush Rose wine ….

  83. Angie N says:

    My favourite brand at the moment is JoieFarm. Local and excellent!

  84. Nancy says:

    Black Hills’ Nota Bene.

  85. Gladys Tsang says:

    I’m not usually so good with wine, so the sweetness of Riesling let’s me enjoy wine without puckering my face after like a rookie!

  86. Kristel says:

    Pinot gris and riesling for the white
    and a full body Bordeau for the red

  87. Cindy KS says:

    My husband is from the wine region of New Zealand so we love any wines from there. Usually we have one or two bottles of Syrah on hand as it’s quite lovely.

  88. Jeff says:

    Anything by Road 13!

  89. Teresa K says:

    Pinot Gris

  90. Shelley says:

    2004 Wegeler Riesling Spatlese

  91. Katie says:

    Grey Monk. I really enjoy the reds

  92. Kevin Walton says:

    Black Hills’ Nota Bene

  93. Linda says:

    Love, Love, Love Sandhill’s Pinot Gris

  94. C Wilson says:

    My fave varietal is a Cab sauvignon/ Shiraz blend

  95. Albert C says:

    Robert Mondavi Cab

  96. Jen says:

    I love a cabernet 🙂

  97. Jeremy says:

    Zinfandel is my favourite!

  98. Cyndi says:

    Zinfadel is my fave

  99. Duncan says:

    I really enjoy Sauvignon Blanc.

  100. LucieB says:

    I love the local organic winery Lotusland. Generally, I prefer a Merlot.

  101. Leanna says:

    BC has a lot of great wine to choose from. I have really been enjoying the wines from Joie. The Noble Blend (a white blend of all kinds of goodies) and the PTG (pinot noir/gamay) are absolutely delightful.

  102. Donna says:

    Pinot gris.

  103. Roanne says:

    Oyster Bay!

  104. thesehappydays says:

    I like Cabernet Sauvignon!
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  105. Carol says:

    Shiraz Cabernet is my fav.

  106. Moshe says:

    Chablis!

  107. Lori says:

    Pinot Noir

  108. chrissy says:

    I love it all! Malbecs especially!

  109. Linda says:

    Love Sandhill’s Pinot Gris

  110. Jess M says:

    Kim Crawford is awesome!

  111. tania says:

    Merlot is tasty!

  112. rino says:

    Pinot Grigio is smooth

  113. Kyle M says:

    I’m a big fan of anything BC’s Gerhinger Wines puts out.

  114. Parker says:

    a sauvignon blanc on a summer evening – life is good!

  115. Tracy S. says:

    Any of Blasted Church’s whites.

  116. Lindsay says:

    Just tried Prosecco Frizzanti – Villa Teresa Organic for the first time and it’s definately my new favorite!

  117. shell smith says:

    Love Merlot and Ortega.

  118. Ally says:

    Cupcake wine!

  119. Gina says:

    2010 Wild Horse Malvasia Bianca San Bernabe

  120. Sarah says:

    Loves 2009 MacMurray Ranch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 🙂

  121. Brenda says:

    I love Riesling, especially Old World.

  122. Cliff says:

    Bordeaux reds and sweet wines

  123. Scatteredmom says:

    I love Carbernet Sauvignon.

  124. lindsay says:

    row 11 russian river pinot noir

  125. Vera says:

    Chilean Ochagavía has a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon, one of my current favorites.

  126. Tina says:

    Zinfandel

  127. Gazza says:

    Burrowing Owl

  128. Grace M says:

    Zinfandel!! I love it!

  129. Anthony C says:

    Big fan of Malbec.

  130. Wesley Wong says:

    2010 Cirelli Trebbiano d’Abruzzo

  131. Jennifer says:

    Dirty Laundry Riesling!!

  132. Suzanne says:

    New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, especially Kim Crawford.

  133. Shannon says:

    Pinot Gris

  134. Scott H says:

    Malbec

  135. Jean Boucher says:

    “The Show” Malbec

  136. Andrew says:

    It’s goota be Ravenswood Zinfindel. One of the best reds I’ve ever had.

  137. Dana says:

    I like the Barefoot wines.

  138. Sundeep says:

    I’m really enjoying the Quails Ridge Reisling!

  139. CBJ says:

    Pinot noir all the way.

  140. Andrew says:

    Love a good Cabernet Sauvignon!

  141. Robin says:

    Pinot grigio

  142. Dennis says:

    My wife loves her wine. She buys so much that she frequently goes across the border to get her bottles. The cost is so much less. She loves Cupcake wine. I personally like Peller Estates stuff!

  143. G. Preston says:

    I love a Chilean Viognier!

  144. Dilara says:

    My favorite is Quail’s Gate Chasselas

  145. Bradley says:

    New favorite which I LOVE……….JOIE Rose 2010! Bought 6 bottles when I was up in Penticton this summer!

  146. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I love a good Riesling.

  147. Brett says:

    Baby duck!

  148. Karen Larson says:

    Quail’s Gate Chenin Blanc

  149. Debbie F says:

    Sauvignon Blanc.

  150. Jas says:

    Rosemont Merlot!

  151. Sean Davies says:

    Any Gewurtztraminer…Hardy’s is a favorite.

  152. CaroleM says:

    My favourite right now is Naked Grape Merlot

  153. linda says:

    Enjoying the Gewürztraminer these days.

  154. Cameron says:

    Blasted Church’s Hatfield’s Fuse. Its affordable ($18), flavourful (a white which pairs well with seafood), and I like to serve it to my religious in-laws.

  155. Kim says:

    I’m going local at the moment and trying everything from Naramata Bench – delicious! A current fave is from La Frenz.

  156. Angela R says:

    White fan all the way – Pinot Gris, all the whites from Blasted Church are yummy

  157. Dee B says:

    Ruffino Riserva Ducale-Chianti

  158. grace says:

    Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto 2007 (Italy). Love rose wine!

  159. Leslie says:

    Wow – what a cool contest. I love Layer Cake Shiraz!

  160. Tanya says:

    I love Cono Sur, from Chile. They make a great organic Cabernet-Sauvigon

  161. Teresa M says:

    My favourite wine is a Chilean wine, ‘Frontera’.

  162. VineVie says:

    Joie Rose’ is one of my fave wines.

  163. Gary T says:

    My current fave is Pinot Noir

  164. Gail P says:

    I love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc!

  165. Ro says:

    The best is trying so many that you can’t remember which was your favourite!

  166. Erica says:

    Strike!

  167. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    Tantalus Riesling Ice Wine

  168. Hilary Q says:

    My fave right now is Ex Nihilo from Windfield, BC! Love the Night

  169. Annie says:

    Sauvignon blanc from monkey bay

  170. Lai says:

    La frenz definitely!

  171. Chelle says:

    I just recently discovered the viognier varietal, which I’ve enjoyed from a few different wineries now.

  172. Grace says:

    Hardy’s! Economical and tastes great

  173. sharon says:

    mission hill

  174. Sue says:

    Chardonnay at the moment!

  175. Fraser says:

    Jackson Triggs

  176. Anthony says:

    My fav would be Gewürztraminer but I am always up for trying anything and have been trying blends lately

  177. May says:

    Any Gewurtz, especially the one by Gehringer Brothers.

  178. Brandon says:

    My fav is naked grape

  179. jeanie says:

    i love love riesling right now =D

  180. Rebecca says:

    chardonnay

  181. Jennifer Loh says:

    Amarone Classico – Tommasi!!

  182. Anne says:

    Jackson Triggs and Blasted Church are two I enjoy!

  183. J says:

    I love Red Bear Flag

  184. Ben says:

    7 Desdly Zins though my Vinturi is a wonderful blend that always brings a smile to my face, yum!

  185. Janice says:

    I don’t drink wine, but I love having reds because they are my daughter’s favourite.

  186. Jenn H says:

    My fave fave fave is most anything from La Frenz (love the naramata bench region!)

  187. Janice says:

    Sumac Ridge Black Sage Merlot

  188. Vince says:

    Red: Carmenere
    White: viogner

  189. Bernadette says:

    Rieslings and Gewürztraminer wine, gotta love my vino!

  190. Gina says:

    Pinot grigio is my fave right now.

  191. Virginia says:

    White it is … either Chardonnay or Gewurztraminer.

  192. alex says:

    I love pinot grigio [white] and malbec [red].

  193. rachelle says:

    my favourite wine is Kim Crawford’s Sauvignon Blanc.

  194. angela jonat says:

    apothic red

  195. Jenn says:

    I love burrowing owl!

  196. Stotes says:

    Malbec–yum!

  197. Mel says:

    Vin Jeune… a rare yellow wine from France

  198. cameron j says:

    a woodbridge

  199. Elena says:

    Liberty school

  200. Masumi says:

    Reislings are my faves!

  201. Raia says:

    Chablis!

  202. Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon!

  203. ariel says:

    Sauvignon Blanc

  204. Michelle W. says:

    Anything in a big glass, really….

  205. Kim says:

    A nice merlot!

  206. Jeremy says:

    A nice Malbec from Argentina is often fantastic!

  207. Marissa says:

    La frenz Sauvignon blanc

  208. Andy says:

    mmm… Viognier.

  209. tanya ci says:

    Pelee Island Gewurtzraminer is yum though my husband has been developing my red palette!

  210. Sarah N. says:

    Anything from the Joie crew!
    Great wine, even better people!

  211. Teresa says:

    I’ve been enjoying Malbecs and Tempranillos most for a while now.

  212. Vanshelley says:

    Poplar Grove. Anything!

  213. Stella says:

    Any year of Mission Hill’s Oculus!

  214. Leigh says:

    Mmm… Malbec so yum.

  215. Sharon says:

    Pinot grigio

  216. Alan says:

    It has to be the Shiraz!

  217. Mimi says:

    I’m loving Le Chat En Oeuf these days!

  218. Tracey Flattes says:

    Any Mission Hill wine!

  219. Melissa Baker says:

    I love Merlot! And any Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand!

  220. Jon says:

    I love Riojas… they’re the wines that weaned me off white wine many years ago & I’ve never looked back.

  221. Stephanie says:

    Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap

  222. Joe says:

    Mezzomondo

  223. Colin says:

    Quails Gate Gewurztraminer

  224. Jenn says:

    Mission Hill!

  225. Alex says:

    Mistura Branca by Quinta Ferreira – it is absolutely fabulous

  226. Hailley says:

    Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc! Mmmmm

  227. Danielle says:

    Love Woop Woop from Australia!

  228. Alysha Rohla says:

    Malbec’s, Syrah.. There’s so many good ones! Blends are great too!

  229. Michael says:

    Riflemans by Sacred Hill in New Zealand!

  230. Janna says:

    Amarones are definitely my favourite, with with Masi’s Costasera 2000 Amarone Classico being one of the best I’ve tasted.

  231. Natalie says:

    I am really into blends right now and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE BC wines. My favourite white is probably Chorus from Stoneboat and for a red I love the Quintessential, 2008 from Church & State.

  232. Mairi says:

    Reisling!

  233. Marjorie says:

    A nice smooth shiraz

  234. Cfriday7 says:

    Really loving the Pinto Noirs right now!

  235. Cfriday7 says:

    Pinos! lol

  236. Tara says:

    Gerhringer Brother’s Ehrenfelser – taste and price is perfect!

  237. Katherine says:

    Chilled Pinot Grigio…cheers!

  238. jon says:

    I love pinot noir

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