` The Wine Writers' Circle of Canada

Frank Baldock - member


Website: Winexpress.ca   Blog: Frank's Wine Express   Twitter: @inmycups


An award-winning journalist with a sense of humour and a nose for value, Frank Baldock is an international wine writer and educator, wine judge and veteran industry consultant. He leads great tastings and his website is www.winexpress.ca

Frank is the editor/publisher of Wine Express -- a must-have guide to delicious wines -- delivering wine news, reviews, tasting notes, columns, recipes, and unbiased recommendations. His wife, Lavell, creates the sensational About To Be Famous Recipes!

Past President of the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada, Frank was features editor of Canadian Living, one of two happy men among 50 women and a test kitchen! He helped launch FOOD, a glorious and deeply mourned Canadian equivalent to Bon Appetit. As executive editor of TV Guide, Canada's largest magazine, Frank introduced Wine, Food and Sports sections to build its 800,000 weekly circulation. As consulting editor, he helped launch Metro, Toronto's lively 180,000-circulation, free daily newspaper.

At the Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Ministry, Frank launched the award-winning business magazine Challenges with a readership of 15,000 senior executives. At Telemedia Publishing he developed all kinds of new magazines from concept to launch. At the Toronto Star, as well as writing the Wine Column, he was a senior editor on the National Desk, Foreign Desk, and the Business and Entertainment departments.

His ink-stained newspaper career also spans the Montreal Star, Toronto Telegram, the Calgary Albertan, as crime reporter, and the Sheffield (UK) Star. He also professes to be a mean tennis player, on track to win the Wimbledon over-85 men's singles!

Services offered

Organizing/leading tastings, from informal social groups to corporate events
Editing and consulting to the trade
Cellar evaluations
Wine judging
Wine education seminars/staff training