| Nationally published wine, spirits, food and travel writer Margaret
Swaine has authored over 2,000 articles for various magazines and
newspapers. She is the weekly wine columnist for the National Post newspaper,
the spirit columnist for Zoomer magazine and the spa columnist for Best
Health. She's also a contributor to ScoreGolf, Foodservice Hospitality,
Travelweek Bulletin, Expressions, Arrival, Nuvo, Wine Access, Elle Canada,
Hello! Canada, Fairways, ClubLink NewsLink and national newspaper groups
such as CanWest. She writes for internet sites such as GoMedia Canada, Gayot.com,
Takeoff Eh! and Travel Industry Today. In addition she's the author of the
first three annual Toronto Life Wine, Beer and Spirits Guides reviewing
all products carried by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. In February
2007 she was awarded the prize for the Best Article or Broadcast Emphasizing
a Hotel or Resort at the Travel Media Association of Canada conference
in London Ontario for her article Nearly Heaven about Stonehaven
Inn published in the Ottawa Citizen. Her article on Czech spa towns won1st
runner up in the annual ANTOR awards in 2006. She is recipient of the 2003
Achievement Award from the Ontario Imported Wine-Spirit-Beer Association
and two Honourable Mentions from the Canadian National Magazine Awards.
She has been honoured with the titles of Dame de la Jurade de Saint Emilion,
Chevalier de L'Association Internationale des Mâitres Conseils en
Gastronomie Française, Dame de Floc de Gascogne and Commandeur d'Honneur
de Commanderie du Bontemps de Médoc et des Graves.
Ms. Swaine is a founder and first president of the Wine Writers Circle of Canada, a founder and past executive of the Travel Media Association of Canada and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. She has served as an expert witness in several wine disputes, and participated as a wine judge in global competitions such as at Vinitaly in Verona. She was founder and for many years host of The Toronto Life Wine & Dine Experience dinners. She has appeared on many radio and television programs and regularly travels the world. A golf and ski enthusiast, she also writes on these subjects for various sport magazines and does restaurant reviews for gayot.com and Wine Access.
For a complete bio click here: Margaret Swaine
Check out my Global Gourmet Column on Travel Industry Today. www.travelindustrytoday.com
Check out my latest Toronto restaurant reviews on Gault Millau's North American website: www.gayot.com by clicking on Toronto or read my 72 Hour in Toronto piece by clicking on the 72 Hour Vacations link.
Best Health is a great new magazine for those who want to keep abreast of the latest in healthy living. Check out their website www.besthealthmag.ca. However if you want to read my spa column Paradise Home and Away you'll need to buy a copy.
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