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New Legacy Liquor Store-First Visit

Sam Salmon Nov 26, 2010 04:30 PM

Managed a quick visit to the long awaited/newly opened private liquor store in Olympic Village today and was quite impressed.

Despite my looking like something the cat dragged in/being soaking wet/dressed in ragged winter cycling clothes I was greeted with a friendly smile by the first Staff member I encountered and the service was excellent all through my abbreviated inspection.

Didn't take the offered tour by the outgoing and knowledgeable person who offered-no time really-but did manage a quick overview of most products-this place has all kinds of selection/all sorts of product from all over including Canadian products that I had only heard rumours of plus a fair amount of bling to boot.

I'm impressed by the planning that went into this store-it's a winner right out of the gate this city has never seen anything like it.


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  1. tangentdesign RE: Sam Salmon Nov 26, 2010 04:54 PM

    Yeah, but according to their web site they've only got Growers cider, so as it stands they're not help the sad selection of ciders in town... Boo

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    1. re: tangentdesign
      Amorita RE: tangentdesign Nov 29, 2010 01:24 PM

      Hi there,

      This is Amorita, one of the store managers. Thanks for the nice review from Sam Salmon - I did want to mention to tangentdesign that as we are just getting going, our cider selection is small - but growing daily. Currently we also have the Magner's and Strowbow, and Sea Cider and Merridale will be in shortly.

      We always welcome your requests and suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 604.331.7900 to make that request known!


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        tangentdesign RE: Amorita Nov 29, 2010 06:08 PM

        Thanks for clarifying.

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          fmed RE: Amorita Nov 29, 2010 07:27 PM

          I would love me some French ciders and English ciders, scrumpy, etc. (And as much as I would love to champion our local cideries, the ciders from Merridale and Sea Cider just aren't very good).

          1. re: fmed
            kinnickinnik RE: fmed Nov 29, 2010 09:24 PM

            I bought a lovely Normandy cider at Liberty @ Granville Island last summer - very low alcohol (2% IIRC) and full crisp flavour. Perfect lunch accompaniment.

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              Cancuk RE: fmed Nov 30, 2010 04:49 PM

              The best cider selection I've seen is at Viti. The best actual cider I've found in Vancouver is one that Marquis imports privately and is only available in spring/summer until they run out. Normandy, super yeasty, 3.5 Alcohol, don't remember the name.

              1. re: Cancuk
                fmed RE: Cancuk Nov 30, 2010 09:52 PM

                I really like this one which was purchased at Marquis (complex flavour and aroma - overripe banana, lychee, pineapple, earth, yeast, brett....and apple).

                1. re: fmed
                  Cancuk RE: fmed Dec 2, 2010 02:15 PM

                  That's the one I was talking about Fmed. Bought the last 4 bottles this summer.

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          betterthanbourdain RE: Sam Salmon Dec 1, 2010 11:04 PM

          manage to pop in for a visit. very large store for a private liquor store. still not fully stocked. but there is potential to have one of the widest selection in the city. there is a long table set up for tastings and private events. the service was very good and attentive.
          still about four weeks away from being fully stocked.

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          1. re: betterthanbourdain
            Cancuk RE: betterthanbourdain Dec 2, 2010 02:18 PM

            I stopped in yesterday. Obviously they aren't fully stocked but I have to say, for how big the store is, there isn't that much actual shelf space for wine (at least how it's set up now). There's the back part of the store where they had all of their imports as well as the front part beside the craft beer where they had their BC selection. We'll see how it all ends up.

            Also, i'm well aware that I could be totally wrong. We will see when they are fully stocked.

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