February 13th, 2021 -Four of the  Best Experts Recommend  Valentines Wines  

Four of the  Best Experts Recommend  Valentines Wines:




We welcome back – 

Daenna Van Mulligan – The Wine Diva

Ben Sigurdson – Winnipeg Free Press

Kurtis Kolt – Wine Educator

DJ Kearney – Director of Wine Terminal City Club/Educator


Its Valentines Weekend and what better time to talk wines than now.

Whether you’re buying for yourself or the love of your life – when it comes to wines, everyone could use a helping hand.


I’ve invited four of the very best wine minds in Canada.

They judge, they review, educate and mentor.

Best of all, they’re friends.

I asked  a basic question –

What would you recommend to pour over the Valentines weekend and frankly, whenever romance is in the air.


Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva

You can always find her at www.winediva.ca  and www.winescores.ca

Daenna van Mulligen

Blue Mountain Rose Brut $40 (winery/private)

Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut $90 BCLS

Segura Viudas Cava $16.99 ($14.99 special until March 6) BCLS


Ben Sigurdson – Winnipeg Free Press



Ben Sigurdson


Benjamin Bridge NV Brut Rose – Nova Scotia, $33, private wine  stores in BC.


Spade and Sparrows 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – California , $29 private wine store

Wine spearheaded by Alberta-born Kaitlyn Bristowe, who appeared on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, as well as Dancing With the Stars.


Amalaya 2019 Malbec – Argentina (Calchaqui/Salta), $19.99, Liquor Marts and beyond $21.99 BCLDB

* 97 pts Decanter World Wine Awards


Bodegas Atalaya 2019 “Laya” – Spain (Almansa) $13.99, Liquor Marts and beyond , $16.99 BCLDB


Tommasi 2017 Poggio al Tufo “Rompicollo” – Italy (Tuscany) – $19.99, Liquor Marts and beyond (Manitoba), $22.99 BCLDB


(Also recommended Synchromesh, Covert Farms, Wolf Trap Red)

Kurtis Kolt – Wine Educator . Co-founder of Top Drop. Consultant. Freelance Writer.


Broc Cellars ‘Happi’ 2018 Chenin Blanc ~ $45


Little Farm 2018 Blind Creek Vineyard Rosé  ~$26


Unsworth Sparkling Rose Brut  ~$19.49 LTO $15.97 until March 6


Creek & Gully 2019 Pet Nat Cider https://creekandgully.com/product/2019-fortuna/


@kurtiskolt covers all platforms




DJ Kearney – Director of Wine Terminal City Club. WSET Educator.  PICA Instructor

Unsworth Charme de L’Isle Rose $25.00

Cedar Creek Chard 2019 – $16.99 sale price

Bartier Bros Cab Franc 2019 $26.99 sale price

Quails’ Gate Optima 2019 – $34.99









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