Wine Toast

Welcome to – a virtual and safe place for learning and enjoying everything fabulous about food and wine, with a little help from our Expert Gurus below.

In the process, You will become more of a wine and culinary connoisseur while impressing your friends and family!

Michael Pinkus, the Grape Guy/Ontario Wine Expert

Michael Pinkus has a love affair with wine that goes back over 20 years and continues to this day.  Michael is a multi-award-winning journalist as well as national and international wine judge. He is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in numerous national and international magazines.  He is also the sole writer for his website (formerly, and past-President of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada (2000-2015).

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Bob Lipinski. International Wine Expert & Author

Bob, is a Sommelier, Author and Educator, having written ten books on alcoholic beverages and food. He has conducted seminars worldwide; made presentations to many businesses including Fortune 500 corporations. In addition, he taught the Executive Staff at The White House “How-To Pair Wine with Food. Bob is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers.

For more –

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Kimberly Turner, Social Media Web Chef & Food Guru

Web-chef Kimberly has much experience in a variety of cooking styles and planning events. Her meal and menu planning creates Fun and Easy to follow recipes. Living abroad has gained her much experience in different foods and cultures. Her passion is cooking, wine and hosting events. She holds a degree in Pre-Medicine which has helped her create a healthful cooking style. For more (Web-chef Ideas for Real Life Cooks) 


Sam Jonas, Founder & Managing Director 

Having extensive expertise working in hospitality, wine and culinary events and financial budgeting has provided me a unique perspective working with many types of individuals, groups, and companies (small or large). My passion is to help organize a truly world-class and uniquely exciting program for all. This is possible within Niagara/Ontario Wine Country and

I currently live in the world-famous Niagara Wine Country, Ontario.


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