Hi! My name is Craig, I’m a Canadian wine professional and I’m on a journey to find the most exciting wine routes and wine regions and the most interesting wine industry players – usually off the beaten path.

 Frederic Chaudiere was an early guest of The Wine Beat Podcast
Frederic Chaudiere of Chateau Pesquié was an early guest of The Wine Beat Podcast

I was a lawyer for many years and then one day a little light bulb went off. I enrolled in the University of California Davis programme in Winemaking and Viticulture. Two and half years later I graduated and promptly retired from the practice of law and I’ve been working in winemaking and winegrowing ever since.

I hope you enjoy the articles under the section of the website called “Dispatches” as well as the wine travel blogs in “1001 Wine Routes”. And I hope you listen to “The Wine Beat Podcasts”. We go to a lot of effort to find extraordinary people in the wine world and to record their stories. So read some of the articles and listen to a few of the podcasts and let me know what you think! Remember the podcasts are on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher so you can listen on your commute or during your coffee break or when your spouse thinks you are busy cleaning the house and looking after the kids.

Please send me your feed back on [email protected]. You can also see my Instagram feed under @winebeat. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Cheers!