Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Jun 28, 2010 Laughing Stock Vineyards Viognier 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestNaramata Bench, Okanagan Valley$26-30www.laughingstock.caDavid and Cynthia Enns have always subscribed to “go big or go home”. From their striking labels to their bold marketing campaigns to their wines’ huge flavours – these people pack a lot into one bottle. And their latest move in the face of this week’s HST rollout can only be called bold. Or maybe brilliant.As of Canada Day – aka HST Day – Laughing Stock’s wines will actually be reduced in price. The winery will be passing along the 3% tax savings from the transition to HST to wine buyers on their website and in their tasting room. The current tax rate for wine in BC is 15% (5% GST and 10% PST liquor tax). Therefore, when the 12% HST kicks in, the taxation of wine will actually decrease. Unlike the BCLDB, who have decided to collect and pocket the additional 3%, Laughing Stock will pass the savings on to their customers. A small amount – sure. A huge gesture – absolutely. And one that will keep them in the hearts of their fans (plus win them numerous new ones). As winemaker David Enns says, “We just feel that this is the right thing to do. We eat it, you drink it.”Looking for a reason to blow your newfound windfall? Their inaugural Viognier will provide one. A big blast of aromatic and lush fruit jump from the glass – peach, mango, orange and floral notes (if LFNG is looking for a side business, I recommend a perfumery arm). A filling mouthfeel follows of ripe peach, honeyed pineapple, orange blossom, flowers and buttery vanilla. The oak treatment might be a little – bold – for some Viognier fans. But it’s totally in sync with this winery, and its devotees wouldn’t have it any other way. Pair with a patio. Only 150 cases were made, so get thee to Naramata and try it for yourself. After July 1 though – save that 3%.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) OkanaganViognierWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.