Steve Thurlow

Steve Thurlow
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At WineAlign, Steve Thurlow is a principal critic and a partner who is presently focused on spirits with a specialty in single malt scotch and boutique gin. He travels widely throughout the world and writes features on spirits and wines from time to time.

He has been tasting whisky for almost 50 years and has taught spirits since the 80s but it is only in the last five years that he has started to write about spirits. His regular visits to distilleries in Scotland were brought to an abrupt halt in 2020 when COVID-19 arrived.

Since 2001, he has been a consultant to international wine and spirit exporting organizations assisting with the growth of their imports to Canada.

He was a contributor to Wine Access, Canada’s national wine magazine, from 2001 until it ceased publication in 2013. Prior to Wine Access, he was an importer of wine and spirits for many years.

However today Steve mostly concerns himself with his wine education and communication business where he leads groups of wine and spirits lovers on several travel trips each year all over the world to explore the wine, spirits, food, culture and history of producing regions.

Steve was the Education Director for IWEG for over a decade. IWEG delivers the International WSET wine and spirits education program in Ontario and has been educating the trade and wine/spirit lovers since 1977. Graduates of IWEG are among the “Who’s Who” of the Ontario and Canadian Alcohol Beverage Industries.

In the past he also spent much time organizing Toronto’s annual international wine festivals. For example, Steve was on the executive team of the Santé Wine Festival from 2003 to 2008

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Montecillo Reserva Rioja 2015, D.O.Ca Bottle Montecillo Reserva Rioja 2015, D.O.Ca
Rioja, Spain
621003
Review added: January 30, 2023
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$16.95 High
(1000+)G
Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Do Valle Del Maipo Bottle Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Do Valle Del Maipo
Maipo Valley, Chile
18721
Review added: January 29, 2023
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$15.95 High
(1000+)E
Chapoutier Marius Syrah Grenache 2021, I.G.P. Pays D'oc Bottle Chapoutier Marius Syrah Grenache 2021, I.G.P. Pays D'oc
Languedoc, France
470096
Review added: January 27, 2023
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$13.95 High
(1000+)G
Robertson Winery Chenin Blanc 2022, Wo Robertson Valley Bottle Robertson Winery Chenin Blanc 2022, Wo Robertson Valley
Robertson, South Africa
495507
Review added: January 26, 2023
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$8.95 High
(1000+)G
Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Colchagua Valley Bottle Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
322586
Review added: January 25, 2023
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$17.95 High
(1000+)E
Casas Del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Casablanca Valley Bottle Casas Del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Casablanca Valley
Casablanca Valley, Chile
974717
Review added: January 24, 2023
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$14.95 High
(1000+)E
Vina Tarapaca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Casablanca Valley Bottle Vina Tarapaca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Casablanca Valley
Casablanca Valley, Chile
634402
Review added: January 23, 2023
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$10.95 High
(1000+)G
Vignerons De Buxy Buissonnier Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020, Cote Chalonnaise Bottle Vignerons De Buxy Buissonnier Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020, Cote Chalonnaise
Burgundy, France
11901
Review added: January 22, 2023
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Stoneleigh Pinot Noir Marlborough 2020 Bottle Stoneleigh Pinot Noir Marlborough 2020
New Zealand
54353
Review added: January 10, 2023
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$21.00 High
(1000+)G
Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2019, Chianti Docg Bottle Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2019, Chianti Docg
Tuscany, Italy
107276
Review added: January 09, 2023
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$24.95 High
(1000+)G
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