Open from 1995-2016, Vinomania introduced Albertans to some of the best wines in the world. Our motto "great wine made easy" simply reflected what we were about since day one - making wine accessible, demystifying it, getting rid of the pretense, and giving you the opportunity to access the best wines in the world. Since merging with the UnWined group in 2016, we continue, through our relationships with small independent wineries around the globe, to offer unique and distinct wines of value that reflect their regions and convey a sense of place. You may not have heard of all of them, but their quality will blow you away.
Our Vinomaniacs are also passionate about craft beers, delicious single malt scotch, small batch bourbon, great grappa, killer gin, and so much more.
Gurvinder Bhatia left a career in law to pursue his passion for wine and food. He is the wine columnist for the Edmonton Journal and Global TV, wine editor for Quench (Canada's most widely distributed wine and food publication), an international wine judge, and a wine and food consultant to hundreds of restaurants and corporate clients as well as thousands of wine loving consumers. Gurvinder was also the wine columnist for CBC Radio for 11 years.
Gurvinder travels the world in search of quality wines with a sense of place. He loves bourbon, tequila, great beer and wines so good the only description warranted is "Wow!" Gurvinder remains the head wine buyer for UnWined and Director of Wine, Business Development and Education. He also advises numerous clients locally, nationally and internationally through Vinomania Consulting.