September 18, 2023
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#920 A Wine Critic Spills All
Have the business practices of one of the world's biggest liquor monopolies damaged wine writing? And, is the environment created by this vacuum in the world of journalism being abused by some high profile writers?
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Bruce Thorson
Senior Producer
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief

André Proulx is a wine writer who has worked for Newstalk 1010, CTV News, Quench Magazine, and Toronto Life. As dollars in traditional media disappear for journalists, it’s getting harder and harder to make money writing lifestyle content — including wine writing. In today’s landscape, is one of Canada’s most influential wine writers double-dipping, taking money from both The Toronto Star – and the people who represent the wines she’s reviewing?

To discuss the current landscape of wine writing André spoke with Chris Waters, wine writer for the Globe and Mail, and Rick VanSickle of Wines in Niagara. To explain how wine sales with the LCBO works he spoke with Ben Hardy of Vintage Selector wines, tech experts Carmi Levy and Dan Spearin, and media lawyer Miro Oballa. 

Host: Jesse Brown 

Credits: André Proulx (Reporter), Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

 

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