Vodka gets a shake

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The Contac Services gala at the Wall Centre Hotel sees the new generation celebrate in style. From left: Hussain Dhanani, Asiyya and Serena Pisani (daughters to Contac president Riaz Pisani), and Jameel Vaghela.

 




Luxury vodka and vodka tasting bars are fast becoming the latest hip, international trend.





So Sex In The City girls better beware, because the Cosmopolitan martini is so OVER!





This is the news according to some of Vancouver’s hottest mixologists, who were put to the test last week as part of Grey Goose Vodka’s Arbiter of Cool 2007 contest. All three regional finalists were equal to the task in my opinion, but it was West restaurant’s David Wolowidnyk who took top honours and is now on his way to France to shake it up with the big boys.





Meanwhile, a toast to Warner Home Video Canada, who put on the ritz at a very VIP video launch last week at Lucy Mae Brown’s Opium Den. Blade Runner look-alikes and Sopranos characters helped tout the new titles coming out on HD DVD next year. Check them out if you want a little lights, camera and action on a cold, winter’s night.





David Wolowidnyk of West is leaving for France thanks to his first place “Jolicoer” cocktail at the Arbiter of Cool contest.





CTV movie critic Jim Gordon and lovely Leeta Liepins, of Opera Pro Cantanti, are among the VIPs at the Warner party.





Contac consultant Ray Torresan and party organizer and sales manager Tanya Topolniski at the Wall Centre gala.





Bacardi Canada’s Michael Trimble, left, chats with competitor Trevor Kallies at the Granville Room after the Arbiter of Cool contest.





Warner media gals Jennifer Alsop-Lee, left, and Rachel Texton display new titles coming to HD DVD.





Blue Water Cafe’s Ron Oliver and his Blue Monday cocktail contend at the Arbiter of Cool contest.





PR man Chris Lewchuck, left, product manager Dyan Eaton and marketing’s Larry Zolob pose at the Warner party.





Danny, left, Marco, Atine and Jules hand out money bags and more as they channel the Sopranos at the Warner party.



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