I noticed in the liquor store had a Smart Buys section, located at the end of each of the isles. I was excited to see what amazing deals they had featured here. I highly recommend that the next time you visit a British Columbia liquor store, you ask a sales representative if they have this kind of section. If they do, ask for a recommendation! I did, and not only did the sales rep suggestion multiple bottles, she also gave suggestions for pairing and decanting tips. I generally find that the staff in the BCLDB stores are extremely knowledgeable and full of great suggestions.
I was a little hesitant about buying a 7-year old bottle of red from a liquor store, that was deeply discounted, but after speaking with the sales rep I felt confident that as long as the wine was decanted properly, this wine would be good. Fiano was a somewhat unfamiliar variety but after a short lesson, I learned that it is an Italian grape that is known for intense flavour - I was intrigued.