Wine Writers' Circle of Canada

The Wine Writers' Circle of Canada is the professional association of Canadian beverage alcohol writers.

Our members are dedicated to communicating the responsible enjoyment of wines, beers and spirits, a joy that affords intellectual and sensory pleasure, bringing people together in friendship and affection, especially over good food.

The Circle aims to help everyone better understand wine and its sibling, gastronomy.

Wine touches every aspect of history, culture, science, and commerce: understanding it better enables all of us to experience and share more of the social, psychological, interpersonal and health benefits that wine offers.

The Circle augments its members' published works and professional activities with a variety of educational activities, such as providing speakers and seminar leaders, etc., to organize and conduct any kind of beverage alcohol tasting.

Members are also available to conduct private tastings and provide a wide range of wine-related services and consultation.

To download a PDF of current members and their email addresses - click here - you can also go to the Current Members page to read more about a specific member.


About the Wine Writer's Circle

In the Beginning...

The first meeting of the WWCC was in 1985. Margaret Swaine was the first President and key members were Tony Aspler, Jacques Marie, Gloria Varley and Charles Israel, Dave Lawrason, Konrad Ejbich, Andrew Sharp, Dick Singer, Alex Eberspaecher and Michael Vaughan, all of whom hosted meetings in the formative years.

The first executive was President: Margaret Swaine, Vice-President: Tony Aspler, Treasurer: Konrad Ejbich, Secretary: Geraldine Rubino and Wine Reporter: Jacques Marie.

Succeeding Presidents have included Tony Aspler, Geraldine Rubino, Michael Vaughan, Frank Baldock (three successive terms), Konrad Ejbich, Sheila Swerling-Puritt, John Szabo, and currently Michael Pinkus.


Membership Information

If you are interested in joining the Circle, download and review the following three documents. Please note that membership is restricted to professional writers who are active in the beverage industry. These files are in Adobe PDF format.


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