About the Doc


The Wine Doctor
Renown wine writer, award-winning author, TV & Radio host, international wine judge, wine educator, lecturer, appraiser, consultant and tour guide.

The Wine Doctor
71 Fenwood Heights
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M1M 2W1
Phone: (416) 269-7963


Wine Writer:

  • Regular wine & food columnist for Dolce Vita Magazine
  • Regular wine writer for City Life Magazine
  • Regular Wine Columnist for Food.ca ("Wine Doctor")
  • Regular Wine Columnist for Life Tastes Good ("The Wine Doctor")
  • Regular Wine Columnist for SimonDelivers.com ("The Wine Doctor")
  • Regular Wine Columnist for Condo Central
  • Regular Wine Columnist for FoodTV.ca ("The Wine Doctor")
  • Regular Wine Columnist for Recreation News ("The Wine Doctor")
  • Regular Beach Metro News wine columnist ("Bottom's Up")
  • Regular Elite Wine, Food & Travel national wine columnist ("Fermentations")
  • Regular Lodging Canada national wine columnist ("The Wine Doctor's Cellar Reviews")
  • Regular CityFood wine columnist (Restaurant Directory)
  • Regular HappyHours.com wine columnist ("Dr.WineKnow"s Corner")
  • Freelance National Post Wine/Travel columnist
  • Freelance Toronto Star Wine/Travel columnist
  • Freelance Winetidings national wine columnist ("The Wine Doctor")
  • Wine writer for the LCBO¹s publications(Food & Drink, LCBO Today, advertising etc.)
  • Writer/editor/publisher of Wine Notes
  • Freelance wine writer for various other publications (Food & Leisure, Condo & Chalet, Wine Access, Wine Xplorer.com, etc.)
  • Freelance international wine columnist for BARBECUE & BeverageMagazine

Wine Author:

Author of "Ask the Wine Doctor", published by McClelland & Stewart Ltd.

Author of "Pinot Envy", published by Bancroft Press

Author of "Mortal Zin", soon to be published

Author of "Have Wine, Will Travel", soon to be published


TV:

Co-host and writer of TV show "Vine & Dine"
Regular segment host on TV show "The Best is Yet to Come"
Guest spots on many other TV stations including CITY, CBC, CHCH, CFTO, ROGERS, etc.

Radio:

Weekly wine features on boom 97.3 FM (formerly EZ Rock)

Guest spots on many other radio stations including CHFI, CHUM, CFRB, CKEY, etc.


International Wine Judge:

  • Sydney International Wine Competition - Australia
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards - South Africa
  • InterVin International - Canada and U.S.
  • VinExpo - France
  • VinItaly - Italy
  • Ontario Wine Awards - Canada
  • California State Fair - California
  • London Wine Challenge - England
  • Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles - Belgium
  • Air New Zealand Awards - New Zealand
  • Finger Lakes International - New York State
  • Fruit Wines of Canada - Canada
  • Catad'Or Hyatt Wine Awards - Chile
  • All Canadian Wine Championship - Canada
  • Premios Zarcillo - Spain
  • Mundus Vini - Germany
  • Toronto Wine & Cheese Show - Canada
  • Japan Wine Challenge - Japan
  • Selection Mondiales - Canada
  • Vino Ljubljana - Slovenia
  • Mondial Pinot Noir - Switzerland
  • Catad'Or Wine Awards - Argentina
  • Catad'Or Wine Awards - Uruguay
  • Florida State Fair - Florida

International Wine Judge:

  • Toronto Wine and Cheese Show
  • Gourmet Wine & Food Expo
  • Kitchener/Waterloo Wine and Cheese Show, etc.

Wine Appraiser:

  • One of the few wine appraisers in Canada
  • Regular wine appraiser for WhatsItWorthToYou.com
  • Official wine appraiser for Iron Gate Cellarage

Consultant:

  • Wine buyer for the Vin de Garde wine club
  • Staff trainer for various hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs
  • Create and update wine lists for restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs

Part-time professor of wine at George Brown College, School of Hospitality

Former Vice-President of the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada

Cellar Master Diploma - International Wine Academy (California)

Diploma -Independent Wine Guild (England)

Former Wine buyer and Sr. Wine Consultant for the LCBO and Vintages


Affiliations:

  • International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers
  • International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association
  • Wine Writers' Circle of Canada
  • MediaKitty
  • Association of On-Line Appraisers
  • Wine Writers Network (founding member)