People’s Soda Company owner Jason Cox.Western News file photo

Penticton businesses nominated for Top 10 Foodies honours

A number of South Okanagan businesses make Top 10 Foodies nominations for magazine

First the Dragon’s Den and now kudos in a magazine, Penticton-based The People’s Soda Co. and WineCrush has earned more accolades.

On Wednesday The People’s Soda Co., owned by local entrepreneur Jason Cox, announced they were chosen as one of the Top 10 Foodies of the Year finalists by Western Living Magazine.

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“It is humbling to be recognized by this Vancouver-based magazine for the sodas we produce. Thank you to the community for your support, without you our little soda pop company wouldn’t be where it is,” was the message posted to The People’s Soda Co. social media.

Also recognized in the 40 finalists are Bill Broddy and Tyson Still, founders of WineCrush, which is also based in Penticton. The pair recently filmed an episode on the CBC show Dragon’s Den, which will air at a yet to be determined date.

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Christine Coletta, owner of Okanagan Crush Pad, is also nominated. She founded the Summerland-based business and started her own wines. According to the article, she recently purchased Seacrest Mountain Vineyard.

Winemakers Pénélope and Dylan Roche, Roche Wines on Upper Bench Road, are also nominated.

The top 10 (40 winners) will be announced on Tuesday, June 19.

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