Vancouver Sangria Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster 5th Sangria Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sangria creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their sangria creations on their menu from June 2-25, 2023.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the sangria creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best sangria creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SangriaChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite sangria creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more and taste the different sangria creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Sangria creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Showcase Restaurant & Bar

Summer Bliss Sangria

Price: $18

Created by: the team

Description:  Indulge in the ultimate refreshment with the Summer Bliss Sangria, a dynamic white sangria designed to perfectly compliment a hot summer day. Enjoy the intricate harmony of sake, bourbon, Cointreau, and Semillon wine that create a symphony of vibrant and deep flavors. With every sip immerse yourself in the delightful fusion of juicy pear, exotic lychee, tangy orange and succulent raspberries, and let the flavors elevate you into a state of bliss.

Ingredients· Hakutsuru Sake, Makers Mark Bourbon, Cointreau, Bartier Bros Semillon white wine, gingerale, orange, raspberry, pear, lychee, fresh squeezed lemon juice

Available: 7 days a week

Showcase Restaurant & Bar

1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 639-4040


Instagram @showcaserestaurant

Resurrection Spirits

Southern Sky Sangria

Price: $15

Created by: the team

Description: Soft fruits of pear, kiwi, and strawberry, with a peppery undertone and fresh basil aromatics, all brought together with brandy, elderflower liqueur and a delicate NZ Sauv Blanc.

Ingredients: Red pear, Kiwi, Strawberry, Basil, Green Madagascar Peppercorn, Brandy, Elderflower liqueur, NZ Sauv Blanc.

Available: Thursday – Saturday all day.

Resurrection Spirits

1672 Franklin Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 253-0059


Instagram @resurrectionspirits

Raincity Distillery

Raincity Sangria Blanche

Price: $14

Created by: the team

Description: A sangria bursting with vibrant flavors, boasting a robust depth and a delightful medley of fruity goodness.

Ingredients: White Wine blend, Raincity Barrel Aged Gin, Tropical Fruits, Berries, Citrus, Warm Spices, Mint

Available: Daily

Raincity Distillery

38918 Progress Way #8, Squamish

Tel: (604) 390-1122


Instagram @raincitydistillery

Pizza Carano collab with Hai Tea

Ibisco Sangria

Price: $12

Created by: Cristobal Valdes and Domonique Martin

Description: TEQUILA | refreshing | vibrant | fruity

Ingredients: Tequila Blanco, Hibiscus Syrup, Cold Pressed Lemon Juice, Pink Peppercorn Limoncello, Vermentino and Hibiscus Hai Tea 

Offered: Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday 5pm-10pm; Friday – Saturday 5pm-11pm

Pizza Carano

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-877-1270


Instagram @PizzaCarano and @haiteabeverages

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Twitter: @BCfoodieblogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger

Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter

Instagram @jminter

Shelley Hayashi

Influencer/Writer for MyVanCity

Twitter: @shelleyhayashi

Instagram: @shelleyhayashi