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August 3, 2010

Press Release: Cactus Receives Award of Excellence

This prestigious Award of Excellence is internationally granted by Wine Spectator, a well-respected lifestyle magazine focused on wine and wine culture. The Award of Excellence highlights a restaurant’s well-chosen and quality wine selections of at least 100 varietals, and considers how well the wine matches the menu in terms of both price and style.

“At Cactus Club, wine is an intrinsic part of our dining experience,” says Wine Director Sam Zavari. “Coupled with our globally inspired menu and upscale yet casual atmosphere, our wine menu and services provide our guests with a sense of ‘Affordable Luxury™’ through selections that are precise and interesting, without pretention or intimidation.”

Careful attention is paid to the selection of local wineries to match Cactus Club and Chef Rob Feenie’s innovative food offerings and commitment to purchasing local and fresh ingredients. The globally inspired menu demands an array of international wines and finding this balance of local and global key to the success of the wine list.  Cactus also pays a special attention to honing both the list offerings and the level of wine service. Whether ordering from the range of boutique producers or from the selection of popular comfort brands, guests can expect high quality stemware and a strong level of service. At the downtown Vancouver location at Burrard and Dunsmuir Streets, guests have the opportunity to order any bottle of wine ‘by the glass’ with a two glass minimum. This initiative helps to make every bottle accessible to all guests and has received very positive reviews.

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