For your convenience, Sip Wines will be open:

Thursday, April 17 - 11 to 8
Friday, April 18 - 11 to 8
Saturday, April 19 - 10 to 8
Sunday, April 20 - 11 to 6
Monday, April 21 - 12 to 6

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be pleased to help you select the right wines for your Easter weekend fare.


Wines that pair well
with foods served at Easter...

What wine goes best with ham?

In case you cannot attend, a short list for ham depends on how you prepare this entree, as follows:

Honey baked ham - Riesling or Gewurztraminer

Simple baked ham - Pinot Noir or Gamay Noir or Pinot Gris (yes, Pinot Gris)

Spicy ham - Gamay or Syrah/Shiraz

Ham with pineapple or orange glaze - Pinot Gris or Rose


What wine goes best...with lamb?...with roast turkey?

What about with salads, appies or casseroles fashioned from hard-boiled eggs?

The right wine for a vegetarian Easter meal made with spring foods that are lighter than those used in the fall and winter?

We have the answers. Just come to our tastings on Thursday from 4 to 7 and Friday from 2 to 5 and Saturday from 3 to 6, and we will be pleased to share with you some choice sips and tips.


Thursday, April 17 from 4 to 7pm

Fort Berens Riesling 2013, $17.99
This Riesling is all estate grown in Lillooet. It is slightly off-dry. Aromas of fresh tree fruits shine against a mineral background of wet slate. Crisp tart apple and a zesty acidity are balanced by sweet peach and honey crisp apple.

JoieFarm PTG 2011, $23.96
"PTG is short for "Passe-Tout-Grains." It is a phrase that Burgundian winemakers use for blends of Pinot Noir and Gamay. Winner of a best in class gold at Riverside, this wine is 50% Pinot Noir from the Hollenbach and Albrecht vineyards and 50% Gamay from Deep Roots. It begins with aromas of raspberry and pepper, leading to flavours of raspberry, cherry and blackberry and savoury notes on the finish." 90 pts. John Schreiner

Pacific Breeze Can't Remember Meritage 2009, $18.99
This 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 11% Malbec blend is made from 100% estate grown grapes fom DeAngelo Estate Winery on the Naramata Bench. Aromas of Bright cherry, strawberry, and blackberry make this Meritage BC in a bottle.

Quail's Gate Chardonnay 2012, $19.99
Consistently one of BC's best Chardonnays, this elegant wine is full-bodied and crisp, with aromas of white peach, honey and delicate floral notes. It has flavours of pear, apple and toasty hazelnut notes.

Clos Du Soleil Rosť 2013, $19.90
The delightful strawberry hues of this wine produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are an indication of the pleasure contained in this full-bodied and complex rosť wine. On the nose the wine has ripe fruit aromas of strawberry, raspberry and hints of cranberry and citrus. The palate explodes with these same ripe berry flavours, complemented with oak nuances of vanilla and caramel. The finish is long and full, yet crisp and refreshing.


Friday, April 18 from 2 to 5pm

Cassini Red Carpet Pinot Noir 2012, $17.87
Bright cherry vanilla aroma to start becoming strawberry with caramel spicy notes. While in the mouth, cherry compote, strawberry and caramel with light clove cinnamon spice and a background of caramel & light smokey oak. Extremely versatile.

Church and State Church Mouse Gewurztraminer 2012, $14.90
This wine has an attractive lightly golden colour and an intense, lifted nose displaying classic lychee, rose petal and musk aromas. The intense flavours continue onto the palate where they are framed by a gorgeous rich texture and perfectly balanced acidity.

Fairview Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2012
"This crisp wine opens with a flash of sweet papaya fruit before quickly transitioning to a medley of stonefruit, green apple and tangy citrus flavours; lemon/lime, quince and mandarin orange. The finish is long and tastefully tart with lingering lime rind notes and just a hint of spice. Enjoy this Sauvignon Blanc in its youth. Drink 2013-2015." Liam Carter, IconWines.ca

Gray Monk Riesling 2011, SALE PRICE $14.99
Distinct apple and sweet apple blossom floral aromas accompanied by wet stone light & petrol. This full bodied wine shows very ripe aromatic apple, stone fruits (peach, apricot etc.), floral honey notes with complex citrus flavour and accompanying background acidity. The significant acidity is well balanced by sweetness promoting a long finish with a final taste of mineral and more stone fruit.

Hester Creek Character Red 2012, $19.95
A blend of Italian Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, this wine has rich notes of coffee, pepper, spice, plum, wild cherry, and toasty oak with a full, rich mid-palate and long peppery finish.


Saturday, April 19 from 3 to 6pm

CedarCreek Shiraz Cabernet 2010, $22.95
A blend of 78% Shiraz, 18% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has well balanced acidity and tannins with very strong fruit flavours making the wine taste sweet; but, it is very dry. There are aromas of dark red fruits (cherries and red plums) and raspberries with coconut and vanilla from the barrels, follwoed by strong flavours of dark cherries, raspberry and spicy plums with a long spicy vanilla oak finish.

Church and State Merlot 2011, $19.90
Aromas of sweet black cherry, cassis, black olives, cigar box and candied fruit. These flavours carry onto the palate where they are joined by a kiss of vanilla bean. The wine is texturally bold: thick and rich, but with an amazingly vibrant acidity that cleanses the palate makes this wine particularly well suited to enjoying with food.

Howling Bluff Pinot Gris 2012, $17.89
"Impressive nose of light floral, honey, pear and baked apple aromas with a hint of struck matchstick. Fresh, juicy, ripe palate with honey, pear, mango, green apple skin and lime flavours. Ripe fruit but fairly brisk acidity on the finish. Solid food style.7 Anthony Gismondi

JoieFarm "Re-Think Pink" Rosť 2013, $20.93
At JoieFarm they make Rosť because they love drinking it and believe it to be the most versatile wine to pair with food. The 2013 version has a bright hue anticipating the intense aromas of strawberry, raspberry and dried sage. On the palate, the structure is medium-bodied with moderate alcohol and is ever so slightly off-dry with natural mouthwatering acidity and a touch of tannin for structure. The intense nose carries through to the palate, where we find bright flavours of strawberry, Montmorency cherry and citrus. The finish is long, clean and dry.

Summerhill Organic Riesling 2013, $19.95
Classic balanced Mosel style Riesling with low (8% or so) alcohol.. Aromas of green apple and citrus followed by flavours of apple, white peach and citrus with a long, clean finish and perfectly balanced acidity.


Contact Sip Wines


Ironwood Plaza
Unit 1030 - 11660
Steveston Hwy
Richmond, BC V7A 1N6
Tel: 604-271-9463
Fax: 1-866-277-0994

Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 11am - 7pm
Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday: 11am - 8pm
Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

Statutory Holidays:
12pm - 6pm

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