Tom Firth is a freelance wine writer, wine consultant, and wine judge based in Calgary, Alberta. His love for wine and the beverage industry stretches back to the mid-90’s when he got his start in fine drinks working at several of Calgary’s fine wine merchants before moving to writing. His work appears in City Palate, Avenue Magazine (Calgary), Alberta Liquor Retailer and Culinaire Magazine along with various online content. He is the a contributor and the Managing Editor for Culinaire Magazine, and is the Competition Director for the Alberta Beverage Awards-now in its seventh year.
Tom has judged wine at domestic and international wine competitions including the International Value Wine Awards, the Canadian Wine Awards, the All Canadian Wine Challenge, The Artisan Spirits Competition of Canada, and the National Wine Awards of Canada and has judged at Concours Mondial de Brussels, the Argentina Wine Awards and been a grand jurist at the Portuguese Wine Challenge. He firmly believes that great riesling is proof the universe is unfolding as it should.
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