` The Wine Writers' Circle of Canada

Shari Darling - member

Website: sheridarling.com    Twitter: @sheridarling


Shari Darling is the syndicated radio and newspaper columnist, The Sophisticated Wino. She has worked as a wine columnist for Sunmedia for over 10 years.

Shari has written several books on food and wine, including Wine Pairing Club: Harmony On The Palate. Harmony celebrates breakthrough principles in pairing wine with food, along with simple recipes and matching wine notes. She is the creator of the Icewine Flavour Wheel and The Canadian Wine Wheel, learning tools used to educate food and wine lovers about Canadian wine. Her books are used in chef and sommelier training at colleges and universities across Canada.

In 2009 her cookbook called Orgasmic Appetizers was awarded Best Food and Wine Pairing Cookbook in Canada at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris France.

Shari was co-host of the national TV series, Simply Wine and Cheese with the late Al Waxman. She was also the regular "resident wine expert" on the national daily TV show Homestyle with Anne Kennedy. Author, co-author and ghostwriter, Shari has written eight books, two of which were best sellers. Five of these books celebrate food and wine pairing. For her books, Shari has been interviewed on news and lifestyle programs throughout Canada, such as Dini Petty, Breakfast TV, WTN Weekday, Canadian Living Magazine TV, Global News, CFTO News, CTV News and many more.

Current wine related activities

Shari Darling is a standing member of the Wine Writer's Circle of Canada. She is CEO of Understand Publishing, an indi-publishing house producing books on wine, food and other related topics.

Shari has written the wine and food column for the Peterborough Examiner for over a decade, as well as countless articles for newspapers and magazines.

Services offered

Wine Tastings for Business Groups, Service Clubs, Wine Clubs, or In-home
Keynote speaking engagements
Conferences, Fairs, Business Events
Wine Tours For Groups
Wine and Food Pairing Seminars
Wine List Consulting & Publishing