A smooth clean
organic spirit which
is the perfect foundation
for any great cocktail.
A lovely blend
of blackberry & pepper
with a hint of savoury fruit
and wonderful length.
Crisp & dry with aromas of fresh
strawberries and cranberries.
“When in doubt, Rosé!”
VQA — NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
Fresh and crisp with notes
of apple & grilled pineapple
VQA — NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
Medium bodied with flavours
of dark chocolate,
raspberry and cassis.
Inclusion in the Blue Note portfolio family of supplier partners and products is an exclusive one.
We prefer to work with the selectively rich base of relationships we have built over the years and carefully expand with only those who deliver the very best quality and value.
Owner/Manager at Fable
1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC
We will be tasting Hillside Wines on August 15th from 4:00-7:00PM at Westwood Wines, B4-1410 Parkway Blvd., Coquitlam.
The world of wine, spirits and premium saké is about celebrating the pleasures of life and we at Blue Note embrace them at every possible opportunity. We celebrate our wins and rally to the challenges. Our annual retreats "Blue-Lapalooza" are becoming legendary - Team Blue Note's escape to celebrate great wine, food, music and laughter.
At Blue Note we promote and actively participate in programs that allow us to pour out our spirit of generosity.
We work harder making this world a better place for ourselves, our clients, our producer partners and our greater community.
In addition to supporting important local causes we also look beyond our borders to help those who can use a boost through organizations like KIVA.org, a micro lending site. Through our contributions that we choose as a team, our aid supports a variety of people or groups that have a vision and need for funds to grow their activities that in turn contribute back to their community.
Vancouver Japanese Community Association (Tonari Gumi)
Japan Earthquake Fundraisers (totalling $2,198)
Children’s Variety BC – Key Sponsor of a Sunshine Coach Transport
Kiva.org: Benkadi Group (Mali)
Kiva.org : Nueva Integracion Group (Peru)
I see myself just as much as the ‘k.i.d.’ (key inspirational director) as I am the president of Blue Note.
In both roles, I work closely with my team of professionals to exceed our goals as we honour our core values.
In my spare time you can usually catch me at live music shows, exploring new foods and wines, swimming and making the world a better place by introducing people to our amazing portfolio of wines, spirits and premium saké.
I ventured west to Vancouver from SW Ontario in the early 90s in search of lifestyle and natural beauty, and I found it. The places, the people and the products have fuelled my passion for the wine and spirits industry for nearly two decades. Spending time with family, friends, furry creatures and entertaining at the homestead are some of my favourite past times. I am very excited to be part of such a dynamic, forward-thinking and socially conscious company.
I grew up in the Okanagan loving the sun and slopes equally. I have swum with dolphins and turtles in Hawaii, floated down the rivers and through mountain caves of Belize, sat quietly in the temples of Tikal, but seeing a cow run in a field truly makes me happy. I enjoy hiking, camping (both in a tent and at the Fairmont), travelling, tennis, pitch & putt and lazy days that organically unfold. I am industrious, loyal, cheerful and love to laugh.
Like the rest of the Blue Note Wine & Spirits team – I adore the stories that great flavours create and share. Whether on the plate or in the glass, in a cozy kitchen at home or executing an event for hundreds, I truly enjoy introducing friends, guests, and clients to carefully crafted products that can turn a taste into a memory. I am a big believer of giving the best service when sharing good wines, spirits and premium saké!
I have been the saké samurai for Blue Note since 2005.
Born in Okinawa, Japan, I moved to Canada when I was younger and am able to embrace both cultures.
I play golf EVERY Sunday regardless of weather, rain, snow or shine!
If you have any questions about Japanese sake, please just ask… I will be more than happy to help!
I perceived Blue Note’s ethics and joined in 2007. An extensive career as a terroir-toting sommelier includes time at Barefoot Bistro, the Wickanninish Inn, Spinnakers, Sips, Brentwood Bay Lodge, and a quarter century at Sooke Harbour House. I was awarded Sommelier of The Year for Canada in 2005 by Air Canada.
My true love is my muse, but I am zealous about food and cooking. My other passion, baseball, has seen me sample hotdogs at fifteen MLB parks across North America. After years in the industry at other agencies, I joined Blue Note three years ago. I am one of a handful of Certified Sake Specialists in Canada.
I have over 15 years in the wine and spirits business and love what I do. When I’m not promoting Blue Note products to great customers, I love hanging out with friends and family. Nothing beats a good bottle of wine and getting creative in the kitchen.
Having always adored great wine, travel and a passion for meeting new people, it was only hand in hand that I found myself becoming a part of the Blue Note team. I always look forward to what each work day may bring, who I may meet and what exciting new challenges may come. At the end of the week, spending time with my husband, toddler and our Bloodhound in BC’s beautiful backyard brings me true and utter happiness.
Originally from Victoria, BC, I loved cooking from an early age. My passion for wine developed while spending time in Australia in my early 20′s. My Nomadic lifestyle took me to Europe / London to work in the music industry, which later continued on in Canada. Looking to pursue a career in wines and spirits, I completed Level 3 WSET Certification and at Blue Note enjoy the best of both worlds!