|Tom Cannavan's wine-pages.com|
|Wine writer Tom Cannavan was a pioneer of wine on the Internet when he
launched wine-pages.com in 1995. In 2008 he was awarded the trophy as Louis Roederer International Online Wine Writer of the Year (shortlisted in 2010 and 2011) and in 2010 the Portuguese wine industry
named him Wine Writer of the Year. Tom is also a popular and accomplished broadcaster on TV and radio, with his
weekly wine slot on Scottish TV between 2009 and 2011 and frequent appearances on BBC Radio Scotland (see below).
After graduating from Glasgow School of Art, Tom worked as a teacher and lecturer. His passion for wine burned brightly and he began writing wine articles for magazines in 1994. By 2002 he had made the switch to full-time wine and food writer and wine judge.
Wine-pages.com remains Tom's passion, but he has carved a reputation in print too: he writes for publications including Decanter, World of Fine Wine and Square Meal. His writing has appeared in The Sunday Times, Financial Times and The Independent. Tom has written or contributed to 10 wine books, including The Wine Report, the Which? Wine Guide and the Good Web Guide to Wine. He is a founder member of www.thewinegang.com with colleagues Ant Rose, Jo Simon, David Williams and Jane Parkinson.
|An experienced international wine judge, Tom judges some of the world's most prestigious wine competitions on three continents, including several competitions in
Australia, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Italy, France, Germany and the UK. He is a Chairman of the Georgian National Wine Competition.
Tom teaches occasional courses for the AWC Wine Academy and as a public speaker he hosts fun wine tastings for corporate clients.
Contact www.taste-in.com to book his services.
In 2004 Tom launched sister title beer-pages.com and in 2006 he launched whisky-pages.com to complete his portfolio of online drinks titles.
Tom says he has catholic tastes and 'enjoys all fine wines, especially with good food and good company.'
|Tom made over 100 broadcasts on Scottish Televsion's hit tea-time magazine show, The Hour, between 2009 and 2011 and he is the resident wine expert on BBC Radio Scotland, appearing regularly on Fred Macaulay's mid-morning show. As Scotland's most recognisible wine authority Tom doesn't take himself too seriously. He tries to convey his passion and enthusiasm for wine by bringing great wines to ordinary wine lovers. Whether broadcasting live from the studio, tasting wines with celebrity guests or filing reports from the field, Tom enjoys this chance to be a little less serious - but hopefully always informative - about wine. Watch the video for a taster, and see Tom on TV.|