` The Wine Writers' Circle of Canada

Chuck Byers - member

Website: ChuckByers.com  


Chuck Byers is a wine entertainer, writer and consultant with over thirty years experience in the wine trade. He has authored several books about wine, and has written wine columns for the Oshawa News, the Courtice News, the Bowmanville Gazette, This Week, The Durham Post, Durham Life, and Metroland’s West of the City and Centre of the City magazines. He presently has articles in East of the City magazine. His most recent publication is his new book Rendezvous for Dinner, which follows his two other books, A Taste Of Durham and A Matter Of Taste.

Chuck has produced and hosted two very successful television programs, The Wine Companions and Wine Dining, and has appeared as a guest on television programs such as Daytime, Durham Living and CFTO television. His wine, food and restaurant reviews have appeared on CHEX TV’s First Take with Dan Carter. The television program One on One featured a program based on Chuck’s experiences with, and contributions to, the Canadian wine industry and wine in general.

Chuck has appeared as a regular guest on Lifetime Durham with host Al Nichols. He also does monthly wine and spirits commentary for the Rogers Television series Daytime. A frequent lecturer with service groups such as the Kiwanis Club, Chuck has also lectured at various hospitality schools.

Chuck has received diplomas and certificates from such establishments as the Italian Trade Commission, Italian Wine Centre, Friends of Wine and University of Guelph. Among his many other interests are fitness, geography, history, cuisine, and tropical fish (Chuck has won prizes for his aquarium and pond construction and decor), and he is a black belt practitioner in the art of judo.

Current wine related activities

In addition to his wine consulting business doing wine tastings, tours and writings, Chuck has spent the last year organizing and filming a new television series called Adventures In Wine Country at various locales around the world. The 13 week series with co-host Greg Rist, airs in April on CHEX Television Channel 12 Durham and the Greater Toronto Area.

He has also completed projects that are featured on the Internet based company Expert Village (www.expertvillage.com and www.ehow.com). You can read about his full exploits in his blog, www.chuckbyers.blogspot.com.

Services offered

Wine Consulting: Customized Corporate, Weddings, Private Events and Seminars
Guided Wine Tours
Keynote Speaker for conferences
Television Productions