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This site is dedicated to finding the best wines in Ontario — and the World — and sharing them with my readers. The best thing about Ontario wine is that finding a great bottle is truly like finding the undiscovered country. We have so many talented winemakers and new wineries popping up, and I want to be the first to find them.

You can see me from time to time talking about wine on the CTV News Channel, The Global Morning Show and CP24; hear me doing it on Newstalk 1010; and read my thoughts on it in Metro, Quench Magazine, Toronto Life, Torontoist.com, and Sun Media.

I am the co-founder of the EightyX wine Company. Based in Niagara with a focus on creating high-quality small batch wines, EightyX was created to learn about the inner workings of the wine industry. As a writer, I believe you are what you drink, and it’s important to understand what it takes to go from vineyard to bottle.

I plan to keep this site free of advertising. Sponsored posts are explicitly labelled as such, but all wines reviewed on this site are done so without compensation. Samples are appreciated but do not guarantee review.

I am available for speaking engagements, freelance writing, restaurant training, winery consulting and wine competition judging.

Scores are given using a 5 star scoring system.
***** – Oustanding Wines: Near perfection, Consider selling an organ to acquire more.
**** – Very good wines: Truly something worth going out of your way to pick up.
*** – Good wines: A fine bottle without fault that is easy to enjoy.

André