Meet our crew stories: Briana

Welcome to our staff spotlight series at The Liquor Co. 1977, where we introduce the passionate individuals behind our exceptional service. Each feature is a chance to celebrate the personalities that make our store special.

Join us as we share the stories of those who help make your visits memorable.

Meet Briana – Liquor Operation Manager

Could you share your journey within the industry and at The Liquor Co. 1977?  

I started at Liquor Depot, working part-time as a sales associate, then moved to the Okanagan where I worked for a family-owned and operated liquor store. Living in the Valley, surrounded by vineyards, I had to learn a lot about wine. After I moved back to the island, I returned to Liquor Depot and was promoted to Store Manager. Overseeing multiple locations, I stepped into the role of Liquor Operations Manager when Peninsula Co-op took over. Happy to say, I am going on my 12th year in the industry!

What aspect of your role do you find most rewarding?  

I enjoy supporting our Store Managers and interacting with all Peninsula Co-op and The Liquor Co. 1977 employees. I am proud to work for such an amazing company. 

What’s your current favourite drink?  

Blue Mountain Chardonnay is my favourite white wine from the Okanagan – Love me a buttery Chardonnay. 

All flavours of Georgian Bay tequila sodas are a great choice for Spring and Summer – if you haven’t tried them yet, I highly suggest you do! 

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Mornings are my favourite part of the day – love enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, double double and I love spending time with my cats – yes, I am that crazy cat lady! 

Anything you are looking forward to? 

Warmer weather and adventuring and exploring places I haven’t yet seen on this beautiful island we live on. 


Stop by any of our 10 Liquor Co. 1977 locations to explore Briana’s favourite picks and discover your next favourite drink. We’re ready to help you find just what you need!