Toptable Group Restaurants Triumph at Vancouver International Wine Festival


Toptable Group Restaurants Triumph at Vancouver International Wine Festival Awards
– Blue Water Cafe, Araxi, West and CinCin Honoured –

Vancouver, B.C., (March 4th, 2014) – Toptable Group’s wine lists were once again well recognized at the 36th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. In attendance at the Awards Luncheon were Toptable Group Wine Directors Shane Taylor of CinCin, Andrea Vescovi of Blue Water Cafe, Owen Knowlton of West, and Samantha Rahn of Araxi. The latter trio were recipients of the ‘Sommelier of the Year’ distinction in 2009, 2011 and 2013 respectively.

One of only three restaurants in British Columbia to be awarded the Platinum medal, Blue Water Cafe led the charge to the podium, while Araxi took one of only two Gold awards at Whistler this year, joining West, which captured Gold for Metro Vancouver. CinCin, also a perennial winner, captured a Silver award in the Metro Vancouver designation.

Further information and images of the Toptable Group venues and Wine Directors can be found in our Media Room here:


One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has four elegant, yet approachable, restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi, CinCin, Blue Water Cafe and West, as well as the chocolaterie, patisserie and café, Thierry. More information can be found online at

Judy Ahola
Director of Communications
Toptable Group
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April Penney
Communications Coordinator
Toptable Group
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