The 2nd Alberta’s Finest Drinks Lists Awards!

Not only does Alberta have the largest selection of wine, beer, and spirits in the country, it also has some of the finest sommeliers, buyers, and beverage directors – working hard in a competitive industry to find the very best in a bottle for their patrons, clients, and visitors.

Our inaugural Awards last year were a huge success, and now we’re looking to find the very best drink lists to feature in our September 2018 issue, and we’d love to see yours in our results.

There is absolutely no cost to participate in these awards for any restaurant, bar, or other on-premise venue, though we do require a little bit of information in addition to your current list (current as of June 1 – the list a customer would see).

Simply complete the application form by June 22, 2018.

In collaboration with: 

Not only does Alberta have the largest selection of wine, beer, and spirits in the country, it also has some of the finest sommeliers, buyers, and beverage directors – working hard in a competitive industry to find the very best in a bottle for their patrons, clients, and visitors.

Our inaugural Awards last year were a huge success, and now we’re looking to find the very best drink lists to feature in our September 2018 issue, and we’d love to see yours in our results.

There is absolutely no cost to participate in these awards for any restaurant, bar, or other on-premise venue, though we do require a little bit of information in addition to your current list (current as of June 1 – the list a customer would see).

Simply complete the application form by June 22, 2018.

In collaboration with:

 

 

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Best Overall List

A list the judges recognize provides depth and breadth of a range of styles, countries, and price ranges. A world-class wine list. All entrants will be considered for this category

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Best By The Glass List

A list of by the glass pours providing depth and breadth of a range of styles, countries, and price ranges

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Best Vertical Selection

Multiple years of multiple offerings

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Best Medium List

50 or fewer items or selections

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Best Spirits List

A range of styles, producers, or nationalities

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Best Themed List

Do you have a world class list of tequilas or bourbon? Perhaps only IPAs are found inside your doors, or are you focusing on French or Italian wine? Let us know what your theme is as well so we aren’t guessing!

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Best Small List

25 or fewer items or selections

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Best Beer List

A range of styles, producers, or nationalities

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Best Bourbon or Whisky List

You know if you are proud of your selection

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Best Alberta Content

Does your list feature Alberta craft beers and spirits?

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New for 2018 - Best Italian Wine List

A wide range of Italian wines showing depth and breadth across the country.

Separate Lists (i.e. beer or spirit list in addition to the wine list), should be entered individually.

Each venue, if part of a larger group of venues, should be entered separately if the list varies between venues.

The lists will be evaluated by a panel of drink-savvy Albertans in the trade and the media from Calgary and Edmonton, and results will be compiled in July.

Winners will be notified by the first week of August.

Results will be published in the September issue of Culinaire. Culinaire Magazine may ask for an image for the results or may send a photographer to shoot the location at our discretion.

Judges will be announced June 1, 2018.

Each Category will have a clear “winner” with a number of “runners-up” depending on the total number of entries in each category. We, as well as you, want these results to be meaningful, valuable, and to help clearly identify those with a great list.

Supplemental Award Materials will be provided (at no cost) to winning lists in September 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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