Wine Editor for Quench Magazine, Gurvinder Bhatia left a career practising law to pursue
his passion for wine and food. He is the wine columnist for the Edmonton
Journal, wine columnist for Global TV Edmonton, a wine and food consultant
to numerous hotels and restaurants, and the owner of Vinomania, recently
named one of Canada’s 20 best wine stores. Gurvinder was also the wine
columnist for CBC Radio Edmonton for 11 years. Gurvinder is an
international wine judge having participated in prestigious competitions
including Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, VinItaly, Wines of Chile Awards,
Canadian Wine Awards, International Value Wine Awards, and The National Wine
Awards of Canada. He travels the world in pursuit of great quality wines
with a sense of place from producers who are passionate about their craft.
Gurvinder also leads intimate insider’s wine tours and is frequently asked
to speak on numerous wine and food related topics. He is actively involved
in the community and donates his time and resources to numerous charitable
causes and organizations. He is a past chair of MacEwan University’s Mad
Hatter’s Gala and currently sits as a Board member of the Edmonton Community
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