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Leading malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail is toasting success after receiving one of the top accolades in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).


Gordon & MacPhail’s Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 single malt received a double gold award, the highest medal available, in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) after impressing forty-three spirit experts who judged a record-breaking 2,100 entries.


A beautifully full bodied, after dinner dram, matured in a first fill Sherry cask, Gordon & MacPhail’s Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 is bursting with fruity aromas and flavours. Deliciously smooth with hints of red apples and aromas of aniseed, its mild spices give way to flavours of fresh grapefruit and lemon.


David King, International Sales Director, said: “Receiving these awards from some of the industry’s most influential experts is testament our expertise in the selection of the finest casks for whisky maturation and acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of everyone at Gordon & MacPhail.


“Since 1895, we have been carefully matching each cask to the new-make spirit before nurturing and maturing our whiskies into unique single malts. It is a craft that we have passed down through the generations. We are committed to seeking out and lovingly maturing unique spirits into an exciting portfolio of expressions to be enjoyed by whisky drinkers worldwide.”


Launched in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competitions has become one of the most influential competitions in the spirits calendar due to the integrity and impartiality of the judging process. Scored by leading figures from across the industry, each sample is blind tested without producer or price point information being revealed.


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VANCOUVER, BC – May 09, 2017 – Quini® (, the leader in real-time wine tasting sensory data and technology solutions, today announced that Best Western® Hotels & Resorts has named Quini a Best Western Endorsed Supplier of wine sales productivity technology solutions.
The certification will enable Quini to market its QUINI SOMM™ software platform to Best Western properties in Canada, under the chain’s comprehensive Endorsed Supplier marketing program.
The Best Western Endorsed Supplier program introduces Best Western property owners to qualified, world class products and solutions, at preferred rates.
“We are excited to have been certified as a Best Western Endorsed Supplier and by the response from property owners,” said Roger Noujeim, Quini’s chief executive officer. “Being part of the Best Western Endorsed Supplier program presents a significant market opportunity for Quini. We look forward to working with Best Western Hotels & Resorts and with all property owners to maximize their wine sales revenue and profits.”
“We are pleased to welcome Quini to our brand as a Best Western Endorsed Supplier,” said Priscilla Nesbitt, Director Supply and Studio Design, Canada, Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “Quini has created a new way for full-service restaurants and hotels to increase wine sales, including through in-room orders. We are excited to be the first hotel company to introduce Quini solutions; and we look to many of our properties to take advantage of the technology and expand their revenue and profits.”
An industry first, QUINI SOMM is designed to maximize wine sales in full-service restaurants, hotel room orders, wine retail, wholesale and wineries.
Easily deployable, the fully integrated software system re-invents wine training, communication, customer experience and decision making.
With a global network of 4,200† hotels in more than 100† countries and territories worldwide, nearly 2,200 properties in North America and 200 across Canada, Best Western is one of the top 10 largest hotel brands in the world.

Best Western properties interested in learning more, may contact Quini’s sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
A 14-day trial may also be launched directly at

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BC Best of Varietal Winner: 2014 Syrah

The Okanagan Wine Festivals BC Best of Varietal competition is part of the 23 annual Spring Wine Festival. Fourteen wine judges narrowed the selection of 550 wines to 141 finalists with one overall winner in each category declared the best of varietal. The Black HIlls Syrah was one such wine that won in its category against other BC Syrahs.


What others have said about the Syrah...



“The 2014 Syrah shows smoky, peppery notes of damson and black cherry precede a textbook palate of black pepper, spice and some savoury hints, with firm tannins, and managed oak through a lingering finish”

Tim Pawsey, North Shore News

92 points!“Such a pretty Syrah, with a wild side!” 

Rick Van Sickle, Wines in Niagara





Just released, 2016 Alibi wins silver

Black Hills signature white Bordeaux blend was awarded a Silver Medal as part of the BC Best of Varietal competition for White Blends over $19. This wine is 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon.






Wines can be ordered in 6 or 12 bottle cases and you can mix & match your cases with any any other Black Hills wines. For any purchase of 24 bottles or more, we will provide FREE Shipping to your home or place of business anywhere in Canada.


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MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Boston Pizza, Canada's largest casual dining restaurant chain, is reaffirming its position as the place for sports teams with the launch of Team HQ – a fully digital program that helps teams score free food at Boston Pizza. Available now in Ontario and Saskatchewan, ahead of a national rollout later this year, Team HQ makes Boston Pizza the perfect place for teams to celebrate after the game with its sharable food, beers on tap and lots of TVs to watch the pros play.

"Whether talking strategy or just extending the good times, the postgame get together is just as important as the game itself," says James Kawalecki, Director of Marketing, Boston Pizza International.  "Team HQ is our way to give back and make the postgame even more rewarding. Through our testing and research, we found that our guests love the ability to track their food credits and compete for status with their teammates – conveniently from either their mobile device or computer."

In addition to earning a 10 per cent food credit on all purchases, the new digital program enables teams to win badges, compete against other teams and earn credit when ordering at any Boston Pizza coast-to-coast, once the program is rolled out nationally. Guests are eligible to earn rewards for their team on all in-restaurant and online food purchases by submitting the code at the bottom of eligible Boston Pizza receipts to their MyBP account.

To get started, team captains can learn more about the program at and register their team by visiting their local Boston Pizza.

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May 9, 2017


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