Vancouver Foodster announces 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:

Catch 122

The White DragonThe White Dragon

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
The Apron

Solstice SangriaSolstice Sangria

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 SangriaSapporous Sangria

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
Ban Chok Dee 

Siam Ginger SangriaSiam Ginger Sangria

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.

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