André Proulx is a wine writer who has worked for Newstalk 1010, CTV News, Quench Magazine, and Toronto Life. As dollars in traditional media disappear for journalists, it’s getting harder and harder to make money writing lifestyle content — including wine writing. In today’s landscape, is one of Canada’s most influential wine writers double-dipping, taking money from both The Toronto Star - and the people who represent the wines she’s reviewing?
To discuss the current landscape of wine writing André spoke with Chris Waters, wine writer for the Globe and Mail, and Rick VanSickle of Wines in Niagara. To explain how wine sales with the LCBO works he spoke with Ben Hardy of Vintage Selector wines, tech experts Carmi Levy and Dan Spearin, and media lawyer Miro Oballa.
Host: Jesse Brown
Credits: André Proulx (Reporter), Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)
Toronto Star wine column leaves bad taste — Columbia Journalism ReviewThis red wine under $8 is so good it will clear off LCBO shelves — The Toronto Star
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