BEST OVERALL LIST

A Best Overall drink list can be the object of considerable deliberations amongst sommeliers. Factors such as philosophies guiding the selection of wines, spirits, beers and liquors, connections with the menus, and how to organize the drink menu are all critical. In the end, however, the focus must be on the client and on creating memorable experiences.

This year we have a tie between two winners. River Café has a clear philosophy underpinning their choices for well-crafted wines, small producers, and a generous Canadian content. The wine list at Fairview Bar and Restaurant shines by its apparent simplicity. It is organized by styles with a few chosen words to describe them and to reduce our guesswork.

Both lists offer labels at reasonable price points and exciting “verticals”.

Renée Delorme

DIAMOND AWARD (TIE)

River Café 🍁

25 Prince’s Island Park SW, Calgary

FAIRVIEW BAR AND RESTAURANT🍁
(Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise) 

111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise

GOLD AWARD

Lake House

747 Lake Bonavista Drive SE, Calgary

Deer Lodge 🍁

550 17 Avenue SW, Calgary

Azuridge Estate Hotel 

178057 272 Street W, Foothills

Teatro

200 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

1888 Chop House 🍁

Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Avenue, Banff 

Royale

730 17 Avenue SW, Calgary

Maple Leaf Grill 🍁

137 Banff Avenue, Banff

The Calgary Petroleum Club

319 5 Avenue SW, Calgary

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