Vancouver Foodster presents the Sangria Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sangria creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their sangria creations on their menu from July 8-30, 2015.

A few of the unique creations in this challenge:

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The White Dragon
Price: $12

Description: A white wine sangria with a purple tint that’s crisp, floral, and refreshing.

Ingredients: Pinot Gris, Sake, Creme de Violette, Pisco and a house mint and cucumber soda. Garnished with dragon fruit, lemon, cucumber and mint.

Created by: Nathan Jackman
Offered: all the time
Catch 122
122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-731-3474
Twitter: @catch122

SangriaApronThe Apron
Solstice Sangria
Price: $8

Description: Bright refreshing white sangria with fresh herbs and fruit for long summer days

Ingredients: Longtable Distillery London Dry Gin, Peller Family Series Chardonnay, Fresh Mint, Basil, Grated Ginger, Watermelon, Strawberries, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Soda Water

Created by: Allister Cave
Offered: Lunch and Dinner 9am – 11pm
The Apron
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond
Tel: 604-303-6565
Twitter: @apronyvr


Pinnacle Pier
Sapporous Sangria
Price: $8

Description: A fruity Rose Wine, combined with orange liqueur, blueberries fresh cherries and topped with ginger-ale.

Ingredients: rose wine, orange liqueur, blueberries, cherries, ginger ale.

Created by: Amanda Marr from the Sales team at Pinnacle at the Pier!

Offered: All the time
Pinnacle Pier Hotel
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Tel: 604-986-7437
Twitter: @PinnaclePier

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Siam Ginger Sangria
Price: $10 – glass or $20 – jug

Description: An explosion of summer citrus refreshment with a fruity New Zealand sauvignon blanc, Asian influenced liqueur and a touch of ginger to give it some bite!

Ingredients: The Ned Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand), OR-G Liqueur (Persimmon mingling with Papaya, Mango and Lime); Absolut Raspberry Vodka; Lychee Juice; Lime Juice; Club Soda; Strawberries, Pineapple, Grapes, Lime, Lemon, Blueberry, Orange; Mint Leaves; and Ginger Root.

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya
Offered: All the time
Ban Chok Dee
20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Tel: 778-278-3088
Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai
Instagram: banchokdeethai

The full list of participating restaurants can be found here

For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Sangria creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.

For this challenge we have 3 media judges and they are:

Zahra Alani
Radio & Television personality. Weather Anchor at CTV News.
Twitter: @ZahraAlani

Corey Basso
Executive Producer of Whitecaps FC Broadcasts | Announcer | Reporter
Bell Media | 94.5 Virgin Radio | 103.5 QMFM | TSN 1040 | TSN 1410
Twitter: @CDBasso

Ron Wilson
Wine Journalist for
Twitter: @RonWilsonVan

Voting: The public is invited to order these Sangria creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Sangria creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from July 8-30, 2015.

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Sangria creation.

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Sangria creations on July 31, 2015.


About Vancouver Foodster

Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year!




Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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