RainCity Wine!

Surprise, surprise. We have just added the first non-breweries to our portfolio! The new additions are Broc Cellars, and Broadside Wines. The former is the winery of Chris Brockway, a California based Rhone-specialist, while the latter is a collaborative effort between Chris and husband-and-wife duo Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi, of Giornata Wines.
I’m very happy announce that my longtime friend and local Sommelier Jake Skakun is going to being joining us to help out with our debut in the wine business. Jake is one-half of the duo responsible for wine blog “Cherries and Clay” and he’s formerly the Assistant Manager of Salt Tasting Room. In addition to helping us out Jake just started as the Sommelier at the much anticipated L’Abbatoir in Gastown. Jake’s extensive wine knowledge is a huge asset for us, to say the least.

In case you were wondering why we’ve added wine to our mostly beer portfolio, it’s pretty simple – we don’t see the world in a ‘wine vs beer’ sort of way, we just like good (fermented) beverages. For that matter, wine and beer share a lot in common, and it if you love one you can’t help but be intrigued by the other. My first love is beer, but I have a secretive affair with Scotch too and hopefully, you will see that in the portfolio one day. Next up, I might be introducing coolers or pre-packaged shooters made under license from candy bar manufacturers. Just kidding.

The wine should be on shelves and wine lists in September. More info will follow in the newsletters and on the site
Happy drinking,