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Click here to visit the blog of Sid Cross, immediate past Honorary President of the IW&FS. Sid was the Wines Committee Chair for many years for The International Wine & Food Society. He is the only Canadian to be inducted as a Membre d'Honneur of the L'Academie du vin de Bordeaux and be awarded The Gourmet of the Year by The Society of Bacchus America ('for outstanding knowledge of food and wines and for imparting this knowledge to others'). He has been promoted by the French Government from Chevalier to Officer status in the prestigious Ordre du Merite Agricole. He is a frequent wine judge, panelist and entertaining educator on wine and food. These include among others The Canadian Wine Awards, Lieutenant- Governor Awards For Excellence, Steamboat Springs Colorado Wine Festival, Vancouver Magazine Wine Competition, International Value Wine Awards, Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, Whistler's Cornucopia, Best of BC for the BCLDB, and the Vino Awards.
He is wine and food guru for Western Living Magazine and contributes to several other wine and food publications. Co-founder and advisor to The Chefs' Table Society of British Columbia he is in demand as a culinary judge including the Olympic Gold Medal Plates in Vancouver, the Canadian Culinary Championships, and Oeanwise's BC Sustainable Seafood Chowder Competition.