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ALISON FRENCH

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT
MERRYMEETING ROAD
Alison French started with the NLC in 2014 after completing her Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University and currently enjoys working at the NLC location on Merrymeeting Road, where she never has the same day twice. In preparation for this role, she completed training through both the International Sommelier Guild and the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and has had the opportunity to sample and learn with a plethora of wine, spirit and beer producers. Alison has an affinity for bourbon, tequila, natural wines and supporting Women in the alcohol beverage industry.

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Rosés, Chardonnays and Victoria Day

May 13, 2024
Apparently mid-May month is time to celebrate! In addition to the Victoria Day long weekend, we are also stoked about International Chardonnay Day on the 25th of May, and the onset of new rosés to our market over the coming days and weeks! In this edition of Expert Picks we provide you with a favourite rosé and chardonnay, as well as some staples for the May 2-4 weekend. To the campers – please bring an extra sweater, you know that you are going to need it!

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Mother’s Day Picks

April 29, 2024
Moscato in the springtime – is there anything better? In honour of World Moscato Day on May 9th our team has shared their favourite fizzy “Aromatic and Sweet” Moscatos below. Not to be outdone we also provide an “Aromatic and Flavourful” Sauvignon Blanc each in celebration of “International Sauvignon Blanc Day” on May 5th. Our mothers are big fans of both styles! We hope yours are as well!

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Year-round Rosés

March 28, 2024
Rosés, both still and sparkling, fall into three of the NLC wine style categories: Aromatic & Sweet, Light & Fruity and Medium & Fruity.

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Wines of South America

March 28, 2024
In this article we are focusing our selections on two powerhouse countries – Argentina and Chile. Both of these South American countries are top ten in terms of world production and are known for their fruit-forward, good-valued wines. We hope that you enjoy these selections. We have also included a favourite malbec each in honour of “World Malbec Day” on April 17, 2024. Our chosen malbecs hail from four different countries with staff including one that is rosé and one that is actually white.

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Go-to Spirits for Spring Cocktails

March 28, 2024
As longer and warmer days are becoming the norm many of us seek out new and exciting spring cocktails. Today our talented team provides you with some of their favourite spirits that they use when concocting such drinks at home. It is great see all the local content contained below – we love having top-notch distilleries in our province! Happy mixing!