Wine and Food related Links

On this page, you'll find a number of links to other wine and food-related sites (primarily in Ontario, Canada where Toronto Vintners is based) that offer information about wines and foods.




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Links and resources

Wine Clubs in Ontario
Bring Your Own Wine Program in Ontario
Miscellaneous Wine Related Sites
Toronto and Area Restaurant Listings/Guides
Wine Critics, Writers & Magazines
Wine Education



Wine Clubs in Ontario

Australian Wine Society of Toronto
Ontario Wine Society
Winetasters Society of Toronto


Bring Your Own Wine Program (BYOW)

Bring My Wine The most comprehensive site on restaurants that support BYOW also known as BYOB (bring your own bottle). This Ontario list of BYOW restaurants includes corkage fees and rules for each establishment.

Miscellaneous Wine-Related Links

Cellar Tracker - the world's largest collection of wine reviews, tasting notes and personal stories from people who love wine. Allows you to manage and track your cellar inventory from anywhere on the web, while sharing your reviews and raiting with it's 180,000 users.

Cellar Notes - your wine reference on the 'Net. Contains a lot of good, general information about wine, wines, and grapes.
Cellar Tours offers customized luxury food and wine tours of Spain, Portugal and Northern Italy. Sign up to receive their newsletter.
Local Wine Events - A collective listing of food and wine tasting events in most major cities around the world.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is the government agency controlling the sale of alcohol in this province.
The Ontario Imported Wine-Spirit-Beer Association Provincial trade association representing manufacturers, agents, importers, distributors of alcohol products in Ontario.
Strictly Cellars and Accessories - dedicated to wine preservation and vintage care for wine enthusiasts and the hospitality industry with a select group of wine protection and wine cellar products for sale. is a comprehensive resource for the Toronto wine lover featuring Toronto-specific links to wine bars, wine-friendly restaurants, clubs, courses and other wine-related establishments.
Vintages - Fine wine and premium spirits for sale to Ontario residents.
Wine Directory - Wine Directory and Winery Search offers an exclusive list of imported wines (not available at the LCBO) and sought after local vintages with the convenience of online ordering and delivery throughout Ontario.
Wine Quotes - looking for a humorous or serious quote about wine or drinking? Here's the place to go.
Wines of Canada - lists almost all Canadian wineries, including the lesser known gems in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. It also has lots of stories about “wine country” trips, articles of interest related to the Canadian wine industry and a whole lot of interesting information relating to wine.
Reddit - Wine - An online community that prides itself on being a place to share all the latest happenings in the world of wine.

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Toronto and Area Restaurant Listings/Guides

The Toronto Chef and Restaurant Database An ongoing research project documenting over 100 years of Toronto chefs, restaurants and restaurateurs. Toronto's ultimate restaurant and hospitality guide with over 8000 listings.


Wine Critics, Writers and Magazines

Decanter Magazine A very reputable British publication, also available in hard copy in Canadian bookstores.
The Frugal Oenophile, a.k.a. Richard Best, is a wine writer and educator, and a member of the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada. His website features wine reviews, articles, winery profiles, and extensive Links and Wine Events sections.
Jancis Robinson, world reknown wine writer from England writes about fine wines from around the world.
Nat Decants - a FREE, Award-Winning Wine Newsletter with wine picks, humour, articles, food matches, restaurant lists and cellars from Natalie MacLean, named the World's Best Drink Writer, October 2003.
Robert Parker, Robert Parker Online: The Independent Consumer's Guide to Fine Wine.
Tony Aspler, The Wine Guy, has been writing about wine for thirty years. His site contains thousands of wine reviews, food & wine matching ideas, great recipes, wine news and lots more
Wine Spectator Magazine, the highly regarded magazine for North American oenophiles.
Wine Writers' Circle of Canada is the professional association of Canadian beverage alcohol writers.
Vintage Assessments, guide to buying wine, beer and spirits by Michael Vaughan an internationally accredited wine judge and columnist for numerous publications.



Wine Education

Aroma Dictionary A great resource of tools, descriptors, faults, for describing and identifying aromas in wines.
Wine Library TV - A weeknly video podcast hosted by Gary Vaynerchuk, which talks about everything and anything to do with the world of wine

George Brown College's Continuing Education Program in Toronto offers wine appreciation courses.
Independent Wine Education Guild
is a non-profit organization providing education to the wine & spirit trade as well as other interested people.

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