Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Warm Welcome

Frank Baldock’s (finally) gone digital.

Still carrying no baggage, Frank’s Wine Express now brings you wine news, reviews, pithy tasting notes, columns, and About To Be Famous recipes in a timely new blog.

Your host, award-winning journo and former Pres of the Wine Writers’ Circle brings a sharp sense of humor and keen nose for value to the job. Check out winexpress.ca for proof.

Tomorrow, at this location, learn what’s really worth buying in Saturday’s Vintages release. 

For those who don’t know me, in previous lives I was Features Editor of CANADIAN LIVING, helped launch FOOD, a short-lived but glorious Canadian equivalent to BON APPETIT.

As Executive Editor of TV GUIDE, Canada's largest magazine, I introduced Wine, Food and Sports to improve its 800,000 weekly circulation.

As Consulting Editor, I helped launch METRO, the 180,000-circulation daily in Toronto’s newspaper wars.

At Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, I launched the flagship business magazine CHALLENGES.

At Telemedia Publishing, I developed new magazines from concept to launch.

In nine years at THE TORONTO STAR, as well as Wine Columnist, I was a Senior Editor on the National Desk, Foreign Desk, and the Business and Entertainment departments.

My newspaper career spans the MONTREAL STAR, TORONTO TELEGRAM, the CALGARY ALBERTAN, as crime reporter, and THE SHEFFIELD STAR.

Thought you should know!


  1. Congratulations on your entry into the world of ones and zeros!

  2. Way to go Frank - love the background and posts! Good luck with the blog!

  3. I see that we got the expurgated version of your career... no mention of your time as a male stripper at the Klondike Bar & Grill...

  4. Jim, You could've had that job if you had measured up :-)

  5. I had always thought that Lavell had that job, but I guess I was wrong...