The Globe & Mail, in partnership with The Lincoln Motor Company, is in the midst of a contest called the Catalysts. To give you an idea of what it’s about, here is a quote from their website:
“We are seeking to spotlight creative people behind the headlines. They may not yet be household names, but their achievements in fields like food and drink, style and design and arts and culture, are game-changing. Their peers, their audiences and their customers recognize them as leaders and what they’ve done has changed the way others live, work and play.”
So, of course, we are thrilled that WineAlign’s own Bryan McCaw was nominated in the Food and Drink category.
Since launching almost five years ago WineAlign has steadily added Canada’s top wine critics and grown to become Canada’s largest wine community. In the last year over 1 million different people have visited the website. The site is currently focused on helping Ontario wine consumers find wines at the LCBO. In March 2013 WineAlign expanded to British Columbia and will expand to Quebec in June 2013. In addition to adding new provinces, WineAlign is launching two new wine awards this year which will become the largest wine awards in Canada. The National Wine Awards of Canada will seek out the best in Canadian wines and the World Wine Awards of Canada will judge wines available in Canada from all over the world. WineAlign has also launched it’s own original video series, “So You Think You Know Wine?” which showcases the extraordinary talents of wine critics and sommeliers. WineAlign wants to become the definitive wine resource for Canadian wine consumers.
Have a look at this short video highlighting WineAlign and Bryan’s nomination: “Wine tasting is not glamorous at all. It’s hard work!”
You can follow the Catalysts contest on Twitter @catalystsglobe
Good luck, Bryan!