Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards 2010

 The Process

Wines were tasted blind on a like-with-like basis. Our judges were divided into three mini-panels. Flights of wine were organized by style and price. Winners were chosen by consensus among the judges, who collectively decided which wines represented the best values. The mini-panels then united for the final playoff among all the category winners, at which the Beronia Rioja Reserva 2004 was voted Best in Show.

Many bottles are widely available from B.C. LDB stores. This symbol ★ indicates a restricted listing (bottles that are available only from private wine stores and winery shops). For a list of private wine stores carrying these wines, click here.

The Winners

Best in Show

Best Red Wines

Best White Wines

Best Sparkling/Fortified

Showstopping Bargains

Best B.C. Wines


The Judges

2010 Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition Judges

Michelle Bouffard Co-owner, House Wine
Sid Cross
Taster, educator, journalist
Mark Davidson Department Head, International Sommelier Guild Park Heffelfinger Co-owner, Memphis Blues BBQ House
DJ Kearney Sommelier, instructor, writer, consultant
Kurtis Kolt General manager/wine director, Salt Tasting Room
Judith Lane Food, wine, and travel writer
Sebastien le Goff General manager/sommelier, Uva Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria
Tim Pawsey Food and wine journalist
Rhys Pender Owner, Wineplus
Barbara Philip MW, BCLDB and Barbariain Wine Consulting
David Scholefield Chief judge and wine consultant
Mark Shipway Wine instructor, Art Institute of Vancouver
Mark Taylor Owner/sommelier, Cru Restaurant
Andrea Vescovi Sommelier, Blue Water Cafe
George Piper Director of Wine Experience, Earls Restaurants 

Back Room Staff 
Melanie Aulin, Jenny Book, Chester Carey, Christine Coletta, Steve Dimond, Pat Hake, Kimberley Hall, Alex Kearney, Cyndy Pellegrin, Julian Scholefield, Tish Thibault


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