Welcome to WineVirgin! Start learning more about the world of food and wine with Help from our Expert Gurus!


WineVirgin was developed to help wine lovers in a Easy Informative Way to impress your friends and family, with a little Help from our Experts. At the same we support the Local Wine Industry by offering their exclusive wines which are not-available at LCBO stores. Plus, wine enthusiasts can also benefit by finding some exclusive limited vintages! 

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 MichaelPinkusWineReview.com (formerly OntarioWineReview.com), 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 – BobLipinski.com

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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 -CookingwithKimberly.com (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 www.WineVirgin.ca

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


Steve Brent, Wine Ambassador Director

Steve has been involved in the financial services field for many decades and draws on his “down in the trenches” experience to help professionals narrow their focus to achieve greater results. His specialties include professional selling skills, organizational effectiveness, and networking practices. Steve is passionate about serving his community and beyond, giving his time and talents to a wide array of local and national non-profits.