Jim on wine

Jim Walker joined our stable of writers in 2016 and corresponds regularly about wine and related matters in the true spirit of Gentleman’s Portion.

Jim has, over the past half century, tasted many thousands of bottles of wine sourced from around the world, traipsed gleefully through vineyards on three continents, and befriended countless vintners, merchants and fellow tipplers along the way.

In 2006, after retiring from RBC, he began a wine importing business that featured nectars from southern France. He also began a wine club that grew to more than 600 thirsty members throughout Ontario. Sadly, the LCBO proved to be too difficult with which to deal, so he wrapped up his vinous endeavours in early 2022. During that time, he imported more than 200,000 bottles of 1,500 different wines valued at more than three million dollars.

In addition to his Gentleman’ Portions scribblings, Jim is now working on a book chronicling his experiences in the wild, wacky and wonderful world of wine and doing his best to deplete the contents of the wine cellar he built up over the years.