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My Credentials

My writing and editing work is focused on wine and wine-related subjects because of my passionate interest in wine. I formalized that interest by going back to London, where I lived for 12 years, in November 2002 to take an intensive course at the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, known internationally as the Independent Wine Education Guild. I completed the Advanced level in Toronto in 2004. Here is my certificate.

I regularly attend wine events in Toronto and Niagara. These include the bi-weekly "Release" tastings at the LCBO head office as well as most of the regional, national and wine merchant tastings, which occur mainly in spring and fall. I have also visited wineries in Niagara, Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island, the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia; Napa and Sonoma in California; Bordeaux, Champagne and Languedoc in France; and Rioja, Ribero del Duero and Rias Baixas in Spain. I toured Prince Edward County and BC's Okanagan in the summer of 2008. I am a member of the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada.

I have a BA (English) from the University of Toronto and I also work as an editor. If you would like to know more, contact me.


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