Seasonal Gift Ideas from Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits and Beer

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the wine is so delightful.

The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival (RMWFF), Alberta’s biggest, most exciting festival of its kind, just wrapped up its 20th anniversary celebration. With more than 700 premium wines, smooth spirits, and downright delicious beers from across the globe, along with a record breaking number of mouth-watering eats from the city’s top restaurants and food purveyors, it was truly a can’t-miss event. If you missed out on the grand fete, don’t worry – you can pick up the top drinks from the festival at Rocky Mountain Wine Spirits & Beer (RMWSB). Owned by the same people who bring the RMWFF and Winefest to life, RMWSB offers incredible drinks Calgarians can cheers to all year round – not just on festival weekends.

The stunning store, designed by FRANK Architecture & Interiors, is conveniently located minutes from Chinook Centre, with plenty of free parking. It’s filled with the best bottles, brews (and even advent calendars) that make the perfect gifts for anyone who appreciates a good drink. The newly-opened destination liquor store features an impressive walk-in beer cooler with over 500 brews, with new beers added weekly, 1000+ wines with hidden gems from every country, and an intriguing spirits selection featuring fantastic local and international gins.

RMWSB is a one-stop-shop for RMWFF faves. Every year, festival goers sip, sample, and vote for their favourite drinks and eats at the event. The votes are in, and this year’s winners have been crowned! Head to RMWSB to pick up the triumphant tipples below. You can also fill your glass with these sips at Virtual Vino, a new online store offering wow-worthy wines at spectacular prices.


Best Sparkling (Tie for first place)

Bottega Prosecco Gold Brut, Italy

This bubbly tastes even better than the striking gold bottle looks. Filled with notes of juicy apple, pear, and citrus zest, this light and fruity drink is the epitome of luxury.

Best Sparkling (Tie for first place)

Gigglewater Wines Prosecco, Italy

Inspired by 1920’s slang for alcohol, Gigglewater is sure to put a smile on your face! With fresh florals, crunchy apple and lemon notes, this delicate, balanced, and fun sip is perfect for holiday celebrations.

Best White Under $20 (Third Place)

Giusti Wine Longheri Pinot Grigio 2016, Italy

Bursting with fruity notes of pear and banana, this drink is summer in a bottle. It will almost make you forget about the cold. Almost. This refreshing sip pairs incredibly well with seafood and is excellent on its own.

Best White Over $20 (First Place)

Dirty Laundry Vineyard Say Yes Pinot Gris 2016, Canada

Made with the best grapes from the Okanagan, ‘say yes’ to this full-bodied, pinot gris with delightful flavours of golden peach, apricot & Golden Delicious apple.

Best Red Under $20 (First Place)

Bostavan Bastardo 2015, Moldova

Sweet like cherry pie! Bostavan Wines Bastardo is no stranger to winning Great Big Taste Awards. With its amazing aromas of black cherry and violets and light sweetness, it’s easy to see why.

Best Red Over $30 (First Place)

Giusti Wine Amarone Classico Superiore DOCG 2013, Italy

This award-winning, bold, full-bodied red is filled with intense notes of raisined fruit with hints of plum and cherry. It’s the perfect bottle to enjoy fireside.

Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits & Beer

Address: 225 – 58 Ave SE,
Calgary, Alberta T2H 0N8

Phone: 403-305-0096


Store Hours

Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sun: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Holidays: Call for Hours

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