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  • Paul John Indian Whiskies
    Paul John Indian Whiskies

     3 Award Winning Single Malts from Goa, India

    Brilliance –  94.5 Pts Jim Murray
    Bold – Gold – Wizards of Whisky
    Edited – Gold – World Whisky Masters
     

    Coming Soon to BC & AB!

  • Iwai Japanese Whisky
    Iwai Japanese Whisky
    This whisky is inspired by the great
    whiskies of America. Ideal in a
    Mint Julep or just for daily sipping.
    Available now in Alberta
    Avail. in BC November Whisky Release

    AB +784745    BC +778076

     

  • Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky
    Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky
    This malt driven spirit is truly
    a reflection of contemporary
    Japanese whisky.
    Available now in Alberta
    Avail. in BC Early November Whisky Release!

    BC & AB +418582

     

  • 2014 The Orchards Pinot Gris
    2014 The Orchards Pinot Gris

    New to BC & AB!  The perfect picnic wine!

    A dazzling Pinot Gris from Left Coast Cellars in The Willamette Valley, Oregon

    +676890

     

     

     

  • Cali’s Cuvee Pinot Noir 2013
    Cali’s Cuvee Pinot Noir 2013

    90 Pts – Wine Spectator Jan. 2016!

    This delicious Pinot Noir from The Willamette Valley, Oregon will make you sit up and take notice!

     

    +471912 (BC & AB)

     

 
 

Core Values

  • Fearlessly Effect Change

    We continue to lead the charge and dominate in many of the sectors we have pioneered.

  • Fearlessly Effect Change

    Effecting change also means promoting employee self-development, by encouraging and giving our teammates a chance to constantly learn and grow.

  • Fearlessly Effect Change

    We look to improve everything. Always.

  • Fearlessly Effect Change

    We continue to challenge every paradigm and obstacle.
    Our roots began defying the naysayers and we continue to swim against the current.

  • Nurture Dreams

    Blue Note is a rich fertile environment that embraces dreams to nurture their reality.

  • Nuture Dreams

    We know that realized dreams are what got us to where we are.
    It is only natural that we nurture others’ dreams to help them be realized.

  • Nurture Dreams

    Our employees say the freedom they are empowered with is one of the cornerstones that makes them fanatical about the Blue Note Way.

  • Embrace Laughter

    Fun – It is the very fabric that holds us together and draws our clients to us like a magnet.

  • Embrace Laughter

    Laughter is our opiate.

  • Walk the Talk

    We wear our commitment on our sleeve – We live and breathe it.

Portfolio

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.

AB Album Autumn 2016
AB Album Autumn 2016
BC Album Autumn 2016
BC Album Autumn 2016
BC Saké Album
BC Saké Album
Alberta Saké Album
Alberta Saké Album

Fan Zone

Rivers Reach Beer and Wine Store

Rivers Reach Beer and Wine Store

Dana Neilsen

Manager

http://www.riversreach.com

Rivers Reach Pub and Licensed Retail Store has served New Westminster and surrounding communities for about 15 years. Recently, we were voted the number one pub and LRS in New Westminster by the Readers Choice Awards. Our pub and beer and wine store are unique in its approach to serving our clients all the way from the décor, atmosphere, menu and the service we provide. Please come visit us!

“I have known Rob Gradley for about six years and he has been my representative for about that time. Rob is always professional in his approach to relationships and selling his companies brands to me to benefit my store. Blue Note Wines and Spirits has a fantastic and diversified portfolio and Rob brings those brands to me and they sell well.  Blue Note is a unique company and shares their knowledge of many different aspects of not only wine and spirits, but of the market and communities.”

Upcoming Gigs

Culture

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.

BACKSTAGE PASS TO CULTURE

Nuturing Dreams

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.

BlueNote Supports


Go Up ="Go

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)

Go Up ="Go

Our Rock Stars

Patrick Ellis
phone: 604-649-5992
email: pat@bluenotewines.com

Patrick Ellis

President, k.i.d.

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.

Sam Kayo
phone: 604-626-7010
email: sam@bluenotewines.com

Sam Kayo

Saké Brand Manager

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!

Lynne Dickson
phone: 604-904-5171
email: lynne@bluenotewines.com

Lynne Dickson

Sales & Marketing Admin

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!

Rob Gradley
phone: 778-840-9463
email: rob@bluenotewines.com

Rob Gradley

Vancouver, Burnaby, New West, Tri Cities, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, Sunshine Coast  BCLDB, Lic. & LRS

I have worked in the consumer goods and wine beverage industry for much of my career. Born and raised in Vancouver, I am truly a lover of the West Coast and all it has to offer. At the top of my list of leisure activities, I enjoy boating and spending time on the water in the Gulf Islands. I can also be found heading to Palm Dessert or Mexico for some winter sun.

Lisa Hill
phone: 778-838-9463
email: lisa@bluenotewines.com

Lisa Hill

Vancouver, North Shore, Whistler  BCLDB, Lic. & LRS

My passion for wine led me to enrol in the WSET program where I completed Level 3 Certification.  Wine started as more of a hobby of mine but 9 years ago it transitioned in to a career and the rest is history!  Some of my favourite activities include tent trailering with my family, watching the kids soccer games, basically anything outdoors and enjoying food and wine with friends.  I’m very excited to be a part of the Blue Note team!

Brian Storen
phone: 250-213-6800
email: brian@bluenotewines.com

Brian Storen

Vancouver Island On & Off Premise

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.

Chris Maybroda
phone: 587-832-2583
email: chris@bluenotewines.com

Chris Maybroda

Alberta Sales Manager

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 in 2009. I  am one of a handful of Certified Sake Specialists in Canada.