Taste Magazine


Summer 2014

Welcome the Lazy Days of Summer!

This summer issue is all about sunny days and outdoor entertainment.

It’s touring time! James Nevison starts us off with a fabulous Okanagan wine tour, complete with the top five wine touring tips. Then he takes us a little further on a tour of some of the world’s most Picture Perfect Wine Regions. McLaren Vale, Australia; Veneto, Italy; and Capelands, South Africa are the first three stops in part one of this this two-part picturesque wine tour.

No time to get away? That’s ok! With summer also comes any excuse for home entertaining. This summer we throw open the doors and invite our guests to sun-soaked patios and bright and beautiful garden parties. Rhys Pender takes us through each of the celebrations of summer and what wines pair perfectly with each occasion. Daenna Van Mulligen invites us to host our own Nuit Blanche (or “White Night”). Gather friends in your garden or patio under the stars, have them all dress in white or neutral colours and bring a bottle of their favourite white wine. Pair with simple food platters, soft lighting and enjoy!

If white wine is not your thing, we have you covered. Carolyn Evans Hammond helps us choose the perfect Refreshing Reds for summer, and Joe Wiebe introduces us to “session beers” the perfect Summer Sippers! Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, Dani Tatarin shows us how to get creative with fresh ingredients in Garden to Glass Cocktails.

We kept quick-and-easy home entertaining in mind with our fabulous food articles this summer. Quick and Smart Summer Dishes are just that, easy to make, allowing more time for fun in the sun. With farmers’ markets continuing to pop up around town, why not create your own West Coast Market Feast, with fresh local ingredients. And grilling is always on the summer menu. For impromptu summer gatherings recreate our Party Platters from the Grill or Grilled to Perfection recipes. All are sure to impress your guests!

That is just a sneak peak of what to expect in this exciting new issue of TASTE. 

Come celebrate the lazy days of summer with BC Liquor Stores!