Good Food Revolution is Canada’s good food and wine news site.
Based in Toronto, GFR is published by Gingerz Consulting with a mandate to educate the public about artisanal food, wine, beer and spirits.
Good Food Revolution is supported financially by a community of sponsors called “Good Food Fighters‘” businesses and organisations that support the enjoyment of good food and wine and the pleasures of the table, excellence in the hospitality industry, accountability in the food system, and the right of all people to have access to good, healthy food.
Good Food Revolution is produced and edited weekly by Jamie Drummond and the GFR team. To find out more, contact us directly by clicking here.
Edinburgh-born/Ontario-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, educator, and dad, Jamie Drummond is the Director/Editor of Good Food Revolution. He likes cooking, crossbows, acid house, and lighter wine styles. Contact him here.
Jacky Blisson MW is an independent wine educator, writer, and consultant with over two decades experience in all facets of the global wine trade. She is the first Master of Wine in Québec and one of only ten across Canada.
Anya Spethmann: An academic advising fluke in university led Anya Spethmann to take introduction to œnologie and viticulture instead of organizational behaviour and she hasn’t looked back since.
Christopher Wilton lives in Peterborough and sells for the The Living Vine. He’s passionate about wine education and teaches food and beverage pairing at Durham College while running his own side hustle, Wilton Wine Consulting. He’s lightly-certified and fully turned on.
Christopher Sealy is the Wine Director for the alo food group. He oversees 3 restaurant wine programs. Christopher has been with the group since late 2015 when alo, the flagship restaurant, began to garner national and international attention as Canada’s premier fine dining tasting-menu-only and wine pairing restaurant. Voted #1 Sommelier by Canada’s 100 Best in 2019. Alo restaurant sits at #90 on the San Pellegrino World Top 50 Restaurants. Now with a strong sommelier team working with him, Christopher spends part of his time travelling. He has recently began programming his “Arc of Flavours’”concept aimed at education and exposure to wine for one and for all. Check out his blog right here.
Mariko Tajiri is a f&b professional (professional eater and drinker), always thinking about what to drink and eat. Can often be found slurping sake, wine, coffee and water whilst dreaming up imaginary potato chip flavour combinations. National Brand Manager for That’s Life, an Asian owned and operated wine and sake agency representing beautiful producers from around the world. Creator of Hakko Gakko, school of fermentation and a WSET certified sake educator.
Nabilah Rawji is an Advanced Sommelier based in Toronto and a co-founder of Vinequity. She is a Barolo junkie, floral fanatic, and all around nerd.
An aspiring jazz guitarist, Dick Snyder spends his time between practice sessions with such activities as wine tasting and judging and writing for publications such as LCBO Food & Drink, Zoomer and The Toronto Star. He has BFAa in jazz and journalism and a WSET Level IV diploma. He is the wine and drinks editor for Canada’s 100 Best. A semi-strict grammarian, he maintains that “varietal” is an adjective.
Toronto-born Robert Geringer Jones spends his time homebrewing beer and mead, crafting cocktails, and mostly preparing for his CAPS exam this fall. Robert developed his interest in the hospitality industry in 2016 working as a summer line cook while studying for his Industrial Psychology degree at the University of Waterloo, and since graduating in 2019 has moved to a full time position in front of house, working his way up from the bottom towards a career in wine beer and spirits.
Lindsay Groves is a sommelier and professional wine educator based in Toronto, who spends a good deal of time in London, not least as a student aiming for a Masters of Wine. Follow her adventures at lindsaygroveswine.com/.
Diana McNally is an educator and community worker developing food security and alternative economic initiatives in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale. She believes that access to healthy, affordable food is a fundamental right for everyone.
Lorette C. Luzajic is a Toronto writer and artist. Her collage-centred paintings use mixed media to explore ideas from art, literature, history and culture, always fascinated by the intersection of human creativities. She is the editor of the new online journal, Ekphrastic. Visit her at ideafountain.ca.
Dean Tudor is a Ryerson University Journalism Professor Emeritus, The Treasurer of The Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada and creator of Canada’s award-winning wine satire site at fauxvoixvincuisine.blogspot.com. Visit Dean’s websites at deantudor.com and gothicepicures.blogspot.com. His motto: “Look it up and you’ll remember it; screw it up and you’ll never forget it.”