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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Glen Carlou Pinot Noir Rosé 2021, W.O. Simonsberg Paarl Bottle Glen Carlou Pinot Noir Rosé 2021, W.O. Simonsberg Paarl
Paarl, South Africa
24742
Review added: June 24, 2022
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$13.95 High
(785)V
Pérez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2019 Bottle Pérez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2019
Maipo Valley, Chile
694208
Review added: June 22, 2022
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$13.95 High
(1000+)E
La Maldita Garnacha 2020, Doca Rioja Bottle La Maldita Garnacha 2020, Doca Rioja
Rioja, Spain
22617
Review added: June 22, 2022
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$12.35 High
(1000+)G
Chapoutier Belleruche White 2021, Cotes Du Rhone  Bottle Chapoutier Belleruche White 2021, Cotes Du Rhone
Rhône, France
245340
Review added: June 21, 2022
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$14.55 High
(1000+)G
Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2021, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2021, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
53678
Review added: June 11, 2022
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$16.95 High
(1000+)G
Glen Scotia 15 Y O, Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bottle Glen Scotia 15 Y O, Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotland, World
644112
Review added: June 11, 2022
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$85.95 None
(0)G
Peninsula Ridge Shiraz 2020, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Peninsula Ridge Shiraz 2020, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
70052
Review added: June 08, 2022
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$16.95 High
(1000+)G
Peninsula Ridge Merlot 2020, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Peninsula Ridge Merlot 2020, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
61101
Review added: June 03, 2022
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$14.95 High
(1000+)G
Peninsula Ridge Cabernet Merlot 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Peninsula Ridge Cabernet Merlot 2019, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
261305
Review added: June 02, 2022
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$16.95 High
(1000+)G
Peninsula Ridge Inox Chardonnay 2021, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Peninsula Ridge Inox Chardonnay 2021, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
594200
Review added: June 01, 2022
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$16.95 High
(1000+)G
Culmina Saignée 2019, Golden Mile Bench Bottle Culmina Saignée 2019, Golden Mile Bench
British Columbia, Canada

Review added: May 27, 2022
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$24.00 Shopping_bag
Porta 6 Red 2020, V R Lisboa Bottle Porta 6 Red 2020, V R Lisboa
Lisboa, Portugal
427377
Review added: May 17, 2022
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$13.95 High
(1000+)G
The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier 2021, Wo Western Cape Bottle The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier 2021, Wo Western Cape
Western Cape, South Africa
292557
Review added: May 15, 2022
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$14.50 High
(1000+)G
Lakeside Cellars Portage White 2019, Okanagan Valley Bottle Lakeside Cellars Portage White 2019, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
winery
Review added: May 15, 2022
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$22.00 None
(0)
Château Des Charmes Rosé Cuvée D'andrée 2021, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Château Des Charmes Rosé Cuvée D'andrée 2021, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
333260
Review added: May 10, 2022
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$18.95 Medium
(37)V
Donatien Bahuaud Les Grands Mortiers Vouvray 2020, Ap Bottle Donatien Bahuaud Les Grands Mortiers Vouvray 2020, Ap
Loire, France
140889
Review added: May 10, 2022
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$21.95 High
(822)V
Domaine Les Galloires Leon Et Jean, Cremant De Loire Bottle Domaine Les Galloires Leon Et Jean, Cremant De Loire
Loire, France
287382
Review added: May 10, 2022
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$33.70 Medium
(21)G
Château Des Charmes Paul Bosc Estate Chardonnay 2020, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara On The Lake Bottle Château Des Charmes Paul Bosc Estate Chardonnay 2020, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
287268
Review added: May 08, 2022
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$34.95 None
(0)V
Stel+Mar Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Lodi Bottle Stel+Mar Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Lodi
California, Usa
20808
Review added: May 07, 2022
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$17.95 High
(1000+)G
Boschendal The Pavillion Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Bottle Boschendal The Pavillion Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
South Africa
222299
Review added: May 07, 2022
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$12.55 High
(1000+)G
Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Bottle Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Aconcagua Valley, Chile
335174
Review added: May 06, 2022
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$20.00 High
(1000+)G
Château Des Charmes Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara On The Lake Bottle Château Des Charmes Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
332858
Review added: May 03, 2022
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$44.95 None
(0)V
Bowmore 23 Y O Port Cask Matured, Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bottle Bowmore 23 Y O Port Cask Matured, Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotland, World
434704
Review added: May 01, 2022
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$699.95 None
(0)G
Bowmore 21 Y O Aston Martin Masters Selection Edition 1, Single Malt Scotch Whisky  Bottle Bowmore 21 Y O Aston Martin Masters Selection Edition 1, Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotland, World
23095
Review added: May 01, 2022
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$499.95 None
(0)G
Bowmore Vault Edition 1st Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Atlantic Sea Salt (700ml) Bottle Bowmore Vault Edition 1st Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Atlantic Sea Salt (700ml)
Scotland, World
24669
Review added: May 01, 2022
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$199.95 None
(0)V
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