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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 Foundation.