Portfolio


Inclusion in the Blue Note portfolio family of supplier partners and products is an exclusive one.
We prefer to work with the selectively rich base of relationships we have built over the years and carefully
expand with only those who deliver the very best quality and value.

AB Autumn 2017

BC Autumn 2017

BC Saké Album

Alberta Saké Album

Fan Zone


Rivers Reach Beer and Wine Store

Dana Neilsen
Manager
http://www.riversreach.com

Rivers Reach Pub and Licensed Retail Store has served New Westminster and surrounding communities for about 15 years. Recently, we were voted the number one pub and LRS in New Westminster by the Readers Choice Awards. Our pub and beer and wine store are unique in its approach to serving our clients all the way from the décor, atmosphere, menu and the service we provide. Please come visit us!

“I have known Rob Gradley for about six years and he has been my representative for about that time. Rob is always professional in his approach to relationships and selling his companies brands to me to benefit my store. Blue Note Wines and Spirits has a fantastic and diversified portfolio and Rob brings those brands to me and they sell well. Blue Note is a unique company and shares their knowledge of many different aspects of not only wine and spirits, but of the market and communities.”

Upcoming Gigs


IVSA Vancouver

May 8, 2017 from 1:30PM – 4:30PM
Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

Vancouver SakéFest 2017 – “Samurai to Sommelier”

Sept 8, 2017 from 6:30PM – 9:30PM
The Imperial – 319 Main St. Vancouver
Tickets: http://www.sakebc.ca/contact-us–event-tickets.html

Culture


The world of wine, spirits and premium saké is about celebrating the
pleasures of life and we at Blue Note embrace them at every possible
opportunity. We celebrate our wins and rally to the challenges. Our annual
retreats “Blue-Lapalooza” are becoming legendary – Team Blue Note’s escape
to celebrate great wine, food, music and laughter.

BACKSTAGE PASS TO CULTURE

Nurturing Dreams

At Blue Note we promote and actively participate in programs that allow us to pour out our spirit of generosity.

We work harder making this world a better place for ourselves, our clients, our producer partners and our greater community.

In addition to supporting important local causes we also look beyond our borders to help those who can use a boost through organizations like KIVA.org, a micro lending site. Through our contributions that we choose as a team, our aid supports a variety of people or groups that have a vision and need for funds to grow their activities that in turn contribute back to their community.

BlueNote Supports

Vancouver Japanese Community Association (Tonari Gumi)

Japan Earthquake Fundraisers (totalling $2,198)

Children’s Variety BC – Key Sponsor of a Sunshine Coach Transport

Kiva.org: Benkadi Group (Mali)

Kiva.org : Nueva Integracion Group (Peru)

Our Rock Stars


Patrick Ellis

President, K.I.D.
Phone: 604-649-5992
Email:

I see myself just as much as the ‘k.i.d.’ (key inspirational director) as I am the president of Blue Note.
In both roles, I work closely with my team of professionals to exceed our goals as we honour our core values.
In my spare time you can usually catch me at live music shows, exploring new foods and wines, swimming and making the world a better place by introducing people to our amazing portfolio of wines, spirits and premium saké.

Sam Kayo

Saké Brand Manager
Phone: 604-626-7010
Email:

I have been the saké samurai for Blue Note since 2005.
Born in Okinawa, Japan, I moved to Canada when I was younger and am able to embrace both cultures.
I play golf EVERY Sunday regardless of weather, rain, snow or shine!
If you have any questions about Japanese sake, please just ask… I will be more than happy to help!

Lynne Dickson

Sales & Marketing Admin
Phone: 604-904-5171
Email:

Originally from Victoria, BC, I loved cooking from an early age. My passion for wine developed while spending time in Australia in my early 20′s. My Nomadic lifestyle took me to Europe / London to work in the music industry, which later continued on in Canada. Looking to pursue a career in wines and spirits, I completed Level 3 WSET Certification and at Blue Note enjoy the best of both worlds!

Rob Gradley

Vancouver, Burnaby, New West, Tri Cities, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, Sunshine Coast  BCLDB, Lic. & LRS
Phone: 778-840-9463
Email:

I have worked in the consumer goods and wine beverage industry for much of my career. Born and raised in Vancouver, I am truly a lover of the West Coast and all it has to offer. At the top of my list of leisure activities, I enjoy boating and spending time on the water in the Gulf Islands. I can also be found heading to Palm Dessert or Mexico for some winter sun.

Chris Maybroda

Alberta Sales Manager
Phone: 587-832-2583
Email:

My true love is my muse, but I am zealous about food and cooking.  My other passion, baseball, has seen me sample hotdogs at fifteen MLB parks across North America. After years in the industry at other agencies, I joined Blue Note in 2009. I am one of a handful of Certified Sake Specialists in Canada.

Brian Storen

Vancouver Island On & Off Premise
Phone: 250-213-6800
Email:

I perceived Blue Note’s ethics and joined in 2007. An extensive career as a terroir-toting sommelier includes time at Barefoot Bistro, the Wickanninish Inn, Spinnakers, Sips, Brentwood Bay Lodge, and a quarter century at Sooke Harbour House. I was awarded Sommelier of The Year for Canada in 2005 by Air Canada.

Head Office
Suite #210
1000 Roosevelt Crescent,
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3R4
Tel. 604-904-5171
Fax 604-904-5172

We’re always looking for
talented new band members!
If you think you can play, drop us a line

Phone: 604-904-5171
Email:
Or fill out the form to the right.

Head Office
Suite #210
1000 Roosevelt Crescent,
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3R4
Tel. 604-904-5171
Fax 604-904-5172

We’re always looking for
talented new band members!
If you think you can play, drop us a line

Phone: 604-904-5171
Email:
Or fill out the form to the right.