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Companions of the Quaich

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Whisky Tasting & Canapés!

Thomas Chen & Barry Dunner request the pleasure of your company at a Companions Whisky Tasting

Event Theme
Dare to compare 16 whiskies
A Blind Head-To-Head Tasting
Moderator: Jordan Cran of Legacy Liquor Store

Pairings
• Blend vs blend • Blend vs single malt • Single malt vs single malt •
• Sherry cask vs sherry cask • Bourbon cask vs bourbon cask •
• Sherry cask vs bourbon cask • Peated vs peated

When & Where
Saturday, the 21st of February at six o’clock
Legacy Liquor Store  • Olympic Village • Vancouver, BC

Companions of the Quiach
140-6751 Graybar Road
Richmond, V6W 1H3
email info@vanquiach.com
At the Door: $10 more
Programme
Reception: 5:45PM
Whisky Tasting: 6:00PM Sharp
Couvert: $135; $150: Non-Members
Seating limited to 20 Participants
Casual Attire

Please remember to drink responsibly

The Companions of The Quaich
is a non-profit society dedicated to sharing knowledge and enjoyment of Single Malt Whisky.
A ‘Quaich’ is the traditional Scots drinking vessel for whisky.
The name comes from the Gaelic ‘cuach’ which means ‘cup’.

Kale and Nori Bitter Sling Bistro

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Check out Victoria Bartender Shawn Soole at this cockatial and food pairing event at Legacy Liquor Store.  Great cocktails and a smartly planned 3 course menu. – GLV
October 15, 2013 Shawn Soole, Little Jumbo (Victoria), sponsored by Renaissance Wine Merchants (Chartreuse, Fernet Branca & Carpano)

Bartender: Shawn Soole, Little Jumbo (Victoria)

Proudly sponsored by the Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association,Bittered Sling Bistro is a bi-weekly food and cocktail pairing competition presented by award-winning mixologist/sommelier, Lauren Mote and celebrated chef, Jonathan Chovancek. Now in its third season, the Bistro is Vancouver largest and longest running cocktail and food-pairing competition, playing host to British Columbia foremost bartendersat the Legacy Liquor Store in Vancouver Olympic Village. Each event features a special spirit and host bartender, who is challenged to create wow-worthy cocktail pairings for Chef Jonathan seasonal three-course menu. Bistro guests rate the cocktails based on presentation and pairing, with the top-scoring bartenders competing at the end of each season for a coveted grand prize. This event is all about spirit in both the bartender and the bottle!For more information, visit http://www.bitteredsling.com

Click here to register.

Please advise Legacy Liquor Store of any guest allergies or dietary restrictions.

 

Vancouver Tequila Expo

claseazulreposadotequilaThe Vancouver International Tequila Expo is back, bigger and better for 2013! We’ve moved to a new home at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, with triple the floor space, more than double the capacity, and of course, more tequila brands!

The Second Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) is Western Canada’s largest festival dedicated to Mexico’s number one export spirit. The festival aims to increase the presence of tequila in Western Canada. British Columbia tequila sales in 2012 reached $24 million and are growing every year, especially in the high-end premium category. In fact, since our inaugural 2012 event, BC tequila sales have increased more than 9%. This year’s VITE, with the help of the Consulate General of Mexico, ProMexico, Mexico Tourism Board and the BC Hospitality Foundation as our Charity Partner, will fuel that growth even further. Our Main Event is a public Grand Tasting Hall (1500 tickets available) with an afternoon trade component to ensure maximum exposure to tequila products and a large customer base. During Vancouver Agave Week (May 20-24), we are holding tequila seminars, master classes, and pairing dinners at venues around Vancouver to further promote tequila and other agave spirits.

VITE 2013 will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013. The date places the Expo well after the Vancouver International Wine Festival and just in time for spring and summer when tequila sales increase. This timing will allow tequila brands and sponsors to place themselves before a large core of tequila aficionados, cocktail imbibers, and high-end spirits consumers. The afternoon trade tasting event will also draw buyers from across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

http://www.vancouvertequilaexpo.com/about_expo.php

TEQUILA 101
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM     Sun, May 19, 2013
Venue: Harvest Table @ Legacy Liquor Store

$45/TICKET CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Tequila, the national spirit of Mexico, is in the midst of a renaissance.  No longer is it considered merely a cheap way to get drunk, nor is it the headache/hangover/party drink that causes you one bad experience to be sworn off forever.  Learn the difference between adulterated tequilas and 100% blue agave tequilas and enjoy sipping them like a fine Scotch or Cognac.  Take a journey to the beautiful yet enigmatic blue agave landscape in the highlands, lowlands, and valleys of the tequila regions in the Mexican states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, & Michoacán.  In so doing, you will connect with the culture and history of both ancient and modern Mexico. This session will provide a base of knowledge in history, culture, geography, production methods and more. A flight of six to eight 100% agave tequilas will be tasted.

MEZCAL 101: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE, PROCESS & TASTING
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM     Mon, May 20, 2013
Venue: Harvest Table @ Legacy Liquor Store

$45/TICKET CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Join Eric Lorenz of Lorenz Agave Spirits along with world-renowned mezcalera from Mexico City, Zaloren Gonzalez, for an entertaining and educational seminar and tasting featuring a selection of artisan-crafted mezcals from the Oaxaca – Mexico’s most culturally rich and biologically diverse state. You’ll learn about the history, culture, and production processes surrounding mezcal, plus the botany, lifecycle, & agriculture surrounding the agaves used for mezcal. Plus you’ll taste a flight of six to eight 100% agave mezcals from Pierde Almas, Fidencio, Agave de Cortes, and more, along with delicious mezcal cocktails created by Shawn Soole of Clive’s Classic Lounge in Victoria!

FLAVOURS & AROMAS OF BARREL-AGED TEQUILA
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM     Tue, May 21, 2013
Venue: Harvest Table @ Legacy Liquor Store

$45/TICKET CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Join us for an in-depth analysis of the nuances of tequila barrel aging with Eric Lorenz of Lorenz Agave Spirits.  In this seminar, you will taste six to eight premium and ultra-premium 100% agave tequilas, while analyzing differences in barrel toast, maturation time, French vs. American oak, the use of bourbon, scotch, sherry, and wine barrels for tequila aging, and so much more!  The world’s only tequila-specific aroma kit, designed by Maestra Catadora Ana Maria Romero from Guadalajara (also the author of the seminal work on the topic – “Los Aromas del Tequila”), will be used by all participants for aroma detection and comparison.  Don’t miss this epic sensorial journey through the maturation process of agave spirits!

AGAVE GONE WILD: WILD HARVESTED AGAVE MEZCALS
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM     Wed, May 22, 2013
Venue: Harvest Table @ Legacy Liquor Store

$45/TICKET CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Eric Lorenz of Lorenz Agave Spirits along with world-renowned mezcalera from Mexico City, Zaloren Gonzalez,  present a tasting seminar featuring exclusively wild-harvested agaves.  You won’t want to miss this as we’ll tasting mezcals made from six to eight different species of wild-harvested agave! Mr. Lorenz will be joined by world-renowned mezcalera from Mexico City, Zaloren Gonzalez, who has been researching agave species and indigenous mezcal production for the past decade. These two will lead you through the highlights of wild-harvested agave mezcals, produced by Zapotec master distillers at El Jolgorio, Pierde Almas, & Marca Negra, including agaves species such as Tobala, Madrecuixe, Tepeztate, Tobaziche and others. Along the way, you’ll learn more about agave botany, terroir, Oaxacan culture and mezcal production than you’ve ever been exposed to before.

AROMAS & FLAVOURS OF TEQUILA: TRAINING YOUR PALATE
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM     Thu, May 23, 2013
Venue: Harvest Table @ Legacy Liquor Store

$45/TICKET CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

This session is specifically designed to help you identify flavours and aromas found in tequila in preparation for the Tequila Expo’s Main Event. In this seminar, you will taste six to eight premium and ultra-premium 100% agave tequilas, while analyzing differences due to elements of terroir, the fermentation process, distillation, and barrel aging. By the end of the session, you’ll be able to distinguish between different herbal, fruit, and floral notes and more – you’ll be truly ready to tackle the Grand Tasting Hall of the Tequila Expo the following night!  The world’s only tequila-specific aroma kit, designed by Maestra Catadora Ana Maria Romero from Guadalajara (also the author of the seminal work on the topic – “Los Aromas del Tequila”), will be used by all participants for aroma detection and comparison.  We will be tasting a selection of six to eight 100% agave tequilas, and we’ll provide an educational foundation on the objective assessment of appearance, aromas, and taste.

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM     Sat, May 25, 2013
Venue: Legacy Tasting Bar

Distilled from blue agave plants grown in the mineral rich soil of the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. From harvest to barrel these tequilas are a labour of love and it shows. Don’t miss out.

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM     Mon, May 27, 2013
Venue: Harvest Table @ Legacy Liquor Store

$60/TICKET CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
May: Coastal Mexican Experience Sponsored by Onilikan

Bartender: Lauren Mote, Owner of Kale & Nori | Bittered Sling

“Bittered Sling Bistro” Season 3 – a bi-weekly food and cocktail pairing competition dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cocktail craft. Presented at the beautiful Legacy Liquor Store Harvest Table and hosted by Kale & Nori’s award-winning mixologist, Lauren Mote and Chef Jonathan Chovancek. This is Vancouver’s longest running and biggest cocktail and food-pairing competition, offering a high level creative event for apprentice and veteran bartenders across British Columbia. Proudly sponsored by the Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association.

 

Wyndham Estate at Legacy Wine Shop Sunday Sept 16

George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz when he planted the country’s first commercial shiraz vineyard in 1830. It was here, in his vineyard and house that is now a Heritage Listed National Trust Treasure, that he dedicated his life to creating full-flavoured wines.

At Wyndham Estate the wines are about reflecting regional diversity through rich, full-bodied wines of excellence. Spend an evening with Wyndham’s chief winemaker Ben Bryant as he walks you through a tasting of some top-notch Wyndham Estate wines, along side a selection of specially paired small plates.

Scotch Whisky – Arts Club Dinner with Kale & Nori

The Arts Club Theatre Company, in partnership with Kale & Nori Culinary Arts and Legacy Liquor Store, announces an evening to celebrate the finest in Scotch whisky. Featuring a tasting, a four-course dinner, and cocktail pairings, the intimate event on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 6 PM, will benefit the not-for-profit theatre company.

Meaning “water of life” in Gaelic, whisky originated in Scotland and it is one of its most famous and popular exports. The dinner is an ideal opportunity to delve into the long history of the revered malt elixir, and to taste cocktails on the cutting-edge of current trends in mixology.

Taking place around the communal harvest table in the Legacy Liquor Store (1633 Manitoba Street, Vancouver), the evening highlights four premium whiskies: Ardbeg (Islay), Auchentoshan (Lowlands), Benromach (Speyside), and Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban (Highlands). The menu is created by highly decorated chef Jonathan Chovancek of Kale & Nori Culinary Arts, a boutique catering outfit specializing in contemporary and innovative cuisine that incorporates healthy, ethical, and seasonal fare. His partner, Lauren Mote, is an award-winning mixologist who utilizes culinary theory to create cocktails that show off the versatility and distinct flavour profile of single malt whiskies. Mote takes pride in using many homemade elements, such as bitters, tinctures and cordials, in her inventive concoctions.

IN BRIEF: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s Whisky Dinner is held on July 12 at Legacy Liquor Store (1633 Manitoba St., Vancouver). Tickets to benefit the Arts Club are $90. For tickets and info, call Special Events at 604.687.5315 x248. More information is available at artsclub.com

Photos are available upon request. Due to the fundraising nature of the dinner, media comps are not available.
ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB

The Arts Club Theatre Company, now in its 48th season, is the largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in Western Canada. It offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Revue Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

Website: artsclub.com

Blog: blog.artsclub.com
Twitter: @theArtsClub
Facebook: facebook.com/ArtsClub

Sponsored by: Legacy Liquor Store  |  Kale & Nori Culinary Arts

Kale and Nori: Bittered Sling Bistro

*NOTE DATE CHANGE* TUESDAY INSTEAD OF WEDNESDAY

Date: Jun 19, 2012
Time Tuesday, 7 to 930 pm
Venue: 1633 Manitoba Street, Harvest Table
Phone: 604.331.7900
Email: info@legacyliquorstore.com

 

PURCHASE TICKETS $60, includes HST and gratuity, 36 seats available. – Click Here to See Menu

 

Menu:

Hors d’Oeuvres:
Hard spice chickpea fritter stuffed with dates, mint and Meyer lemon – whiskey marmalade

Smoked ham wrapped horseradish jack cheese with celeriac purée and tarragon

Plated Dinner:
Spicy pork and fava dumplings in roasted shellfish broth with sweet onions and sorrel

Chicken on the bone with smokey whiskey glaze, goat cheddar spoon bread and young garlic sauce

Strawberry parfait, spiced pastry, Chambord cream, rhubarb bitters

The featured spirit for this month is Jack Daniels Whiskey and the feature bartender for this night is Trevor Kallies, Donnelly Hospitality Group (including New Oxford, Granville Room, Clough Club, Hooker’s Green)

Welcome to Season Two! After the overwhelming success of Season One, Bittered Sling Bistro is back! This season, we intend to rock the boat with more spirits, more products, more bartenders and more excitement! Bittered Sling Bistro Season Two runs from May-October 2012. Don’t miss out on the event that EVERYONE is talking about!

We are proud to introduce you to “Bittered Sling Bistro” – a bi-weekly food and cocktail pairing competition dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cocktail craft presented at the beautiful Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village, Vancouver. This event is hosted by Kale & Nori’s award-winning mixologist, Lauren Mote and Chef Jonathan Chovancek. This is Vancouver’s longest running and biggest cocktail and food-pairing competition, offering a high level creative event for apprentice and veteran bartenders across British Columbia. This event is proudly sponsored by the Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association.
Lauren Mote starts our evening off, with a unique and palate-cleansing cocktail, with our feature spirit and Bittered Sling Extracts, accompanied by delicious and beautifully paired hors d’oeuvres, in the gorgeous foyer of Legacy Liquor Store. Their vaulted ceilings, spirit displays and living wall create a dynamic setting for this exciting and interactive event. Guests are guided though a bartender-friendly spirit tasting, led by our host bartender, offering up invaluable information about why bartenders love this particular spirit, and what it means to them. The rest of the evening is rather indulgent; Kale & Nori’s Chef Jonathan Chovancek creates a seasonal three course menu, inspired by the feature spirit’s wide range of notes and character, and the addition of a Bittered Sling Extract. Each course is accompanied by a expertly paired cocktail by the host bartender. Following the dinner, our guests will be invited to rate the bartender’s presentation and pairing skills. The top scoring bartenders at the end of the program will compete for a grand prize.This six month program offers 6 veteran and 6 apprentice bartenders their chance to promote their style and character in an creative way. This is all about spirit – in both the bartender and the bottle.

Sometimes, Legacy may have to cancel or postpone free or paid events due to capacity or stock availability.  In the case of ticketed events, customers will be notified and fully reimbursed. All efforts are made to substitute suitable products (which we reserve the right to do).  A store credit on event tickets is available up to one week before the scheduled event. No refunds or credits for missed events. Participants must be at least 19 years of age.

 

Bitter Sling Bistro Jack Daniels vs. Robyn Gray

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 and June 19, 2012

“Bittered Sling Bistro” – a bi-weekly food and cocktail pairing competition dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cocktail craft presented at the beautiful Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village, Vancouver. This event is hosted by Kale & Nori’s award-winning mixologist, Lauren Mote and Chef Jonathan Chovancek. This is Vancouver’s longest running and biggest cocktail and food-pairing competition, offering a high level creative event for apprentice and veteran bartenders across British Columbia. This event is proudly sponsored by the Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association.

Lauren Mote starts our evening off, with a unique and palate-cleansing cocktail, with our feature spirit and Bittered Sling Extracts, accompanied by delicious and beautifully paired hors d’oeuvres, in the gorgeous foyer of Legacy Liquor Store. Their vaulted ceilings, spirit displays and living wall create a dynamic setting for this exciting and interactive event. Guests are guided though a bartender-friendly spirit tasting, led by our host bartender, offering up invaluable information about why bartenders love this particular spirit, and what it means to them. The rest of the evening is rather indulgent; Kale & Nori’s Chef Jonathan Chovancek creates a seasonal three course menu, inspired by the feature spirit’s wide range of notes and character, and the addition of a Bittered Sling Extract. Each course is accompanied by a expertly paired cocktail by the host bartender. Following the dinner, our guests will be invited to rate the bartender’s presentation and pairing skills. The top scoring bartenders at the end of the program will compete for a grand prize.This six month program offers 6 veteran and 6 apprentice bartenders their chance to promote their style and character in an creative way. This is all about spirit – in both the bartender and the bottle.

This is all about spirit – in both the bartender and the bottle.

June: Jack Daniel’s Portfolio, includes:
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s Honey
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
Jack Daniel’s “Gentleman Jack”

June’s Competitors:
Wed June 06 – Robyn Gray, Hotel Georgia & Reflections
TUES June 19 – Trevor Kallies, Donnelly Hospitality Group (including New Oxford, Granville Room, Clough Club, Hooker’s Green)

About Bittered Sling Bistro
Location – Legacy Liquor Store
Time – 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Date – Wednesdays, bi-weekly
Tickets – available online through Legacy Liquor Store for $60/person (this includes HST and Gratuity); tickets available here listed under “Bittered Sling Bistro”

Menu:

Hors d’Oeuvres:
Hard spice chickpea fritter stuffed with dates, mint and Meyer lemon – whiskey marmalade

Smoked ham wrapped horseradish jack cheese with celeriac purée and tarragon

Plated Dinner:
Spicy pork and fava dumplings in roasted shellfish broth with sweet onions and sorrel

Chicken on the bone with smokey whiskey glaze, goat cheddar spoon bread and young garlic sauce

Strawberry parfait, spiced pastry, Chambord cream, rhubarb bitters

Schedule – Spirit and host bartender schedule will be online through Kale & Nori and the Legacy Liquor Store events page. This program runs from May – October 2012 twice monthly on Wednesdays (exception: Tuesday June 19)

Prizes – each host bartender receives a prize to participate; each host bartender is eligible to win one of two spots in the finals (one night), November 2012. Grand prize for winning host bartender will be announced in November 2012.

Inquiries:

Lauren Mote | Kale & Nori
info@kaleandnori.com

Ryan Cheverie | Brown-Forman Canada
rcheverie@bfcanada.com

Amorita Adair | Legacy Liquor Store
amorita@legacyliquorstore.com

To purchase tickets:
www.legacyliquorstore.com/events

House Wine Ode to Grenache

You may be intimately acquainted with Cabernet Sauvignon and a long-time aficionado of Shiraz but are you familiar with Grenache? Despite being widely planted, this versatile red grape simply doesn’t have the same renown. Yet it shows up in a huge diversity of exciting wines like Côtes-du-Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Priorat just to name a few. Discover it in all of its glorious expressions from sassy rosés, fruit forward reds and decadent dessert wines. Beside exploring France and Spain, we will venture to Italy, Australia and California as we pay homage to this deserving variety.

Date: Friday, April 20th, 2012
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Legacy Liquor Store, Millennium Village
1633 Manitoba Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $75 (HST included)

For tickets and more information visit: http://housewine.ca/news/news.php?pageID=53

House Wine Presents Italian Wine

Italy Encore

While Italy can be one of the most challenging regions to understand, it can also be one of the most rewarding. Our 101 on Italian wines is back by popular demand. This sit down seminar will help you understand the labels, demystify Italy’s various regions and introduce you to some of the most characterful indigenous grape varieties such as Aglianico, Nero d’Avola and Greco di Tufo. You will also have the opportunity to try the iconic wines of the regions of Brunello, Barolo and Amarone.

Date: Friday, February 17th, 2012

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: Legacy Liquor Store, Millennium Village

1633 Manitoba Street, Vancouver, BC

Cost: $75 (includes HST)

For more information and tickets please visit: http://housewine.ca/news/news.php?pageID=53