` The Wine Writers' Circle of Canada

Edward Finstein - member

Website: TheWineDoctor    Twitter: @DrWineKnow


"Calling the Wine Doctor! Calling the Wine Doctor!"

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The Wine Doctor is Edward Finstein, renown international wine expert with 30 years of professional experience. In the past, he has hosted numerous TV shows including "Vine and Dine" on PRIME and is currently working with a TV producer developing a new wine TV show to air across North America. For 4 years, his weekly, radio Wine Features were heard on boom 97.3 (formerly EZ Rock) on the FM dial every Wednesday between 5:15 and 5:30 pm. His Wine Features will soon be heard on another radio station.

Finstein is the award-winning author of Ask the Wine Doctor (McClelland & Stewart) which won Best Wine Education Book in English for the Rest of the World at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and Pinot Envy which won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Mystery. Word has it they're going to be doing a screenplay of the novel. He writes numerous regular wine columns in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet across the country and abroad as well freelancing for many more. He has also written for Food Network Canada on TV.

Current wine related activities

As an International Wine Judge, Edward Finstein travels the world over judging regularly in competitions. He is a professor of wine at George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts. He lectures around the world and conducts guided tours to wine regions. He is one of the few wine appraisers in Canada. He is a consultant to restaurants, hotels and trade commissions creating wine lists and doing staff training. He is busy working on the next instalment of his comic, wine mystery novel series featuring the one and only Woody Robins.

In his capacity as the "good doctor" he believes that wine should be fun, enjoyable and part of a healthy lifestyle. There is no place for snobbery and intimidation when it comes to the nectar of the grape. The gospel according to "Doc" is to pass on wine knowledge through understanding and a sense of humour.

After all, if you can't trust your (wine) doctor, then who can you trust!

Services offered

Service Staff Training
Wine Appraisals
Wine judging
International Wine Tours
Industry Consultant
TV/Radio Hosting
Corporate & Private Wine Tastings
Client Appreciation Wine Tastings
Food & Wine Dinners
Wine Auctioneering