Craig Pinhey graduated as a Certified Sommelier in Halifax in 2000 from the Canadian (now International) Sommelier Guild program, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. Craig has been judging national Canadian wine competitions for over fifteen years. An Engineer by education, Craig worked twelve years in the Ontario steel industry before moving back east to start a writing career. Today he is a food and beverage columnist for the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal and a regular columnist for TAPS Beer Magazine, Progress and East Coast Living magazine. Craig lives in Rothesay, New Brunswick, with his wife and daughter, and travels regularly in the region and around the world, hunting for great food, drink, and stories.