Gurvinder’s Pick of the Week

By / Wine + Drinks / July 17th, 2012 / 2

Gurvinder Bhatia is Tidings Magazine‘s Contributing Editor, a longtime writer of articles about food and wine and owner of Vinomania in Edmonton, Alberta. He has also travelled extensively, spending his time visiting wineries and talking with winemakers. He is currently producing short videos about those travels called True Grape.

In this installment, Gurvinder reveals his wine pick of the week: Okanagan Valley’s Cedar Creek Riesling 2010. Listen to Gurvinder explain why this wine is such a great summer quaffer. Cedar Creek’s winemaker, Darryl Brooker also recounts how he has been able to fashion this winery into the award-winner it has become.



Editor-in-chief for Quench Magazine, Gurvinder Bhatia left a career practising law to pursue his passion for wine and food. Gurvinder is also the wine columnist for Global Television Edmonton, an international wine judge and the president of Vinomania Consulting. Gurvinder was the owner/founder of Vinomania wine boutique for over 20 years (opened in 1995, closed in 2016) which was recognized on numerous occasions as one of the 20 best wine stores in Canada. Gurvinder was the wine columnist for CBC Radio for 11 years and is certified by Vinitaly International in Verona Italy as an Italian Wine Expert, one of only 15 people currently in the world to have earned the designation. In 2015, Gurvinder was named by Alberta Venture Magazine as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People. He is frequently asked to speak locally, nationally and internationally on a broad range of topics focussing on wine, food, business and community.

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