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
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


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.


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


  • 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


  • 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)