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Two wine pros give it their best

For this Best of Vancouver issue, we’re going to double down on the theme and chat with two of the city’s best wine pros about what tops their own “best of” lists.

Cooking school

1. Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts 2. Vancouver Community College 3. The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of Vancouver

Gelato shop

1. Mario's Gelati (tie) 1. La Casa Gelato (tie) 2. Mondo Gelato 3. Gelateria Dolce Amore

Fresh seafood store

1. Granville Island Public Market 2. Seven Seas Fish Company 3. The Lobster Man

Butcher

1. Windsor Meat Co. 2. Market Meats 3. Tango's Gourmet Meats

Produce/grocery store

1. Capers Whole Foods Market 2. Kin's Farm Market 3. Choices Markets (tie) 3. Donald's Market (tie)

Teahouse

1. Steeps Tea Lounge 2. The Secret Garden Tea Company 3. T Room Bakery & Kitchenware

Coffee shop (independent)

1. JJ Bean Coffee Roasters 2. CaffeArtigiano 3. 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters (tie) 3. Continental Coffee (tie)

B.C. beer

1. Granville Island Brewing 2. Okanagan Spring Brewery 3. Kokanee

Wine store

1. B.C. Liquor Stores 2. Liberty Wine Merchants 3. Marquis Wine Cellars

Late-night takeout

1. The Naam Restaurant 2. Fritz European Fry House 3. McDonald's (tie) 3. Tsui Hang Village Restaurant (tie)

CONFESSIONS

Good dates

Are so hard to find. I go to online websites to find my future wife or online to stores to find...

I SAW YOU

Adanac bike path, 8PM Tuesday

It was a dark night, but I saw you. Your bike had no lights, but I saw you. You wore a black...