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Wine Vikings

Discover some seriously good juice from around the globe.

Quarterly, subscribers will be introduced to six exclusive wines that have been sipped, vetted and selected by Vancouver’s finest chefs and restaurateurs (our Wine Vikings).

Each delivery will be accompanied by a video tasting that will guide you through your wines in an easy to follow and relatable forma; helping you understand what you’re sippin’ on and why it matters.

The best part? You can reorder your subscription faves while supplies last at our bottle shop.

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And last but not least, here are the local industry experts who will be choosing your wines each quarter...

Spring 2022 | Lisa Cook

Summer 2022 | Nick Bertoia

Fall 2022 | Shawn Jones & Alessandro Vianello

Winter 2022 | Vish Mayekar

Past Vikings

FALL 2022

Alessandro Vianello & Shawn Jones

Did somone say dynamic duo? Meet the restaurant industry vets and power couple taking Vancouver's catering scene by storm. Before private catering and consulting, Chef Vianello led the menu development at the city's most loved restaurants (Ask For Luigi, Di Beppe, Pizza Farina) and Jones made her mark as a top sommelier and staple in the BC wine community.



L’abattoir’s Nick Bertoia

The local legend, general manager, and remarkable mind behind L'abattoir’s award winning wine program, Nick Bertoia is who we want and NEED when it comes to selecting and sipping the GOOD stuff. A certified somm., known for his passion, poise, and flair for demystifying the daunting world of wine, he is the industry all-star we want in our corner. With his dedication, reputation and expertise, there’s no doubt he’ll be putting some serious TLC into his summer picks.

Nick's picks


Savio Volpe's Lisa Cook

Culinary arts? Pastry chef? Award winning wine director? This woman does it ALL. Lisa Cook is a multi-talented powerhouse, whose passion for food led to her keen interest (and ultimate studies) in the world of wine. From developing wine lists to launching full-on wine bars (see one of our favourites: Caffe La Tana), we could all learn a thing or two from Cook (and luckily we will). Can’t wait for the Spring box? You can find her directing all things wine at Savio Volpe, Caffe La Tana and Pepino’s Spaghetti House.

Lisa's picks


Kitchen Table's Matthew Morgenstern

Joining Kitchen Table Restaurants in 2013, Morgenstern has made a serious mark developing and directing the acclaimed wine programs at legendary local restaurants such as Nicli Antica Pizzeria, Ask for Luigi, St Lawrence, and Di Beppe. Instilled with a deep affinity for hospitality from a very young age and a growing passion for food and wine - the man just gets it. We know we can count on him when it comes to selecting stellar wines for our winter 6-pack.

Matthew's picks

FALL 2021

Downlow Chicken Shack's Doug Stephens

The man, the myth, and the ledgend behind DL Chicken. Doug is an absolute force in the culinary scene. BUT don't get it twisted - the man knows a think or two about fine wines. He believes food and wine are some of life's greatest joys and is always coming up with game changing pairings that'll please any palate. Rest assured, fried chicken master and former wine merchant has you dialed with this season's wine picks.

Doug's picks


Bar Corso’s Michelle Kanis & Anson Lo

Famous for making some of the meanest cocktails in the city; Michelle knows what it takes for something to be perfectly balanced. And when it comes to wine, her palate is on POINT... but it doesn't stop there folks. Joining Michelle front and centre is financier by day and wine director by night, a man you can truly bank on when it comes to selecting your summer sips, the one and only, Anson Lo.

Michelle's picks


Chambar’s Kelcie Jones

We couldn’t be happier to have the one and only Kelcie Jones - Chambar’s all-star wine director on board as our inaugural Wine Viking. As a perennial student of wine, she knows what’s up and what's new. Touting a WSET Diploma, the VinItaly ‘Maestro’ level, a 3IC Italian wine certificate - you know you’ll be getting some seriously good juice.

Kelcie's picks

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