Liberty Wine Merchants and Bridges Restaurant Pour the Pink for 9th Annual Rosé Revival

On 6 May 2017 by Bridges Restaurant

rose revival


Days of Wine and Roses

The poet, Ovid, once remarked, “when there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.” Indeed, over 200 Oenophiles gathered at Bridges Restaurant, and with Ovidian joy and insouciance, experienced a plethora of savoury canapes, scintillating conversations, and of course, over 14 varietals of that elixir of the heavens–rosé!

Hip Hip Rosé!

This was the scene at the 9th annual Rosé Revival, a charity event that raises money for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


Once again, Liberty Merchant Company, and Bridges teamed up to host this spectacular evening that has raised over 26 thousand dollars to date, proceeds that all go to benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (BC – Yukon).


Some Rosé’s of Note Included: (click to learn more)



Rosé and Ruiz

One of the many notables on hand for the event was Pierre Ruiz, Liberty Granville Island’s Manager. Pierre grew up in the South of France drinking rosé, a wine he truly loves, demonstrated by his sartorial choice of a pink shirt and tie for the evening. Well done!


Ruiz explained that at Rosé Revival there are rosés from British Columbia, Spain, France, and almost anywhere you can find rosé.”




pierre ruiz
Craig Hartman

Real Men Drink Rosé

Craig Hartman(right), owner of the Granville Island Toy Company, and friend Nick Canaveres (left) came out to sample the wines and support breast cancer research.


Amidst the laughter and revelry, Hartman commented, “we do our best to show our support and bring out all our friends…It’s a good cause for women in need. I support this in a big way. I love this event and Liberty and Bridges for putting this on.”


When asked which rosé they liked best, Canaveres put in his vote for Painted Rock.





Pretty in Pink


Katie livened up the evening with her gorgeous pink locks! She loves rosé and supporting breast cancer research.


When asked which rosé she and friend Eric were enjoying most, they both agreed the South of France was the region for them!





These lovely women came out to spend quality time together, drink great rosé, and support breast cancer awareness.


The ladies are drinking Endeavour Pink Gin and Tonic infused with rose petals and rosehip served up by The Liberty Distillery. Not too shabby!


Katie with pink locks


pretty in pink


Lisa Simpson Liberty Distillery

Sage Words From the Graduate

Lisa Simpson, of Liberty Distillery, reminded us why we had all gathered at Bridges. Simpson is 8 years cancer free, and not looking back.


“I hate the word survivor,” explains Lisa. “I’m not surviving. I’m alive and thriving, which is why I prefer the term ‘cancer graduate!’”



Alive and Thriving

Simpson explained that “we are not here just to taste great rosé, but to honour those going through cancer, those who are no longer with us, and those dedicating their lives to cancer research.”


In Vino Veritas

Breast cancer research is ultimately about life and its prolongment. In this way, it is fitting that over 200 rosé lovers came together to help raise money for this worthy cause, as wine is at the epicentre of all of life’s celebrations. Like life, wine can be delicate, temperamental, haunting, brilliant, thrilling, and, perhaps most important, resilient.



See You Next Year!

This year, our 9th annual Rosé Revival, was a smashing success. We hope to see you all at the next year’s event!


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