Michael Godel, a.k.a. “Godello” hung up his chef’s apron after 27 years to join the team at Toronto’s Barque Smokehouse in March of 2011 as Wine Director and Consultant-At-Large. Godello is now a Wine Critic at http://winealign.com and he processes his thoughts about wine, music and pop culture here at http://godello.ca. He has also has written 266 lengthy wine-centric articles at http://o.canada.com/author/michaelgodel. Michael has been a judge at the WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada and at Gold Medal Plates. Godello lives in Toronto with his wife of 19 years and three children.

12 comments on “About

  1. Hi Michael,

    Great post on site! Please e-mail me at natdecants@nataliemaclean.com. It’s about wine of course 🙂


  2. glad I found your blog. i always want to get to know wine but don’t know where to start. i will certainly start from here.

  3. Robert says:

    I read your article on Canada.com today you state the 8th generation winery is in Okanagan Falls,
    It is actually in Summerland BC.

    • Thanks for reading Robert. The 8th Generation winery is indeed located in Summerland. Fruit for the Riesling reviewed here is sourced from vines in Okanagan Falls.

      • Robert says:

        Most of the wineries in the Okanagan source their grapes from many different vineyards throughout the region and I was not aware that those grapes came from OK falls but makes sense as 8th Generation vineyard is not that big. Thanks for your reply, by the way I bet I had some of that Riesling before you did and yes it is a very fine wine. I drive past their winery everyday!

  4. Jeff Aibry says:

    Hi Michael,

    I would love to sit down with you and do a portfolio tasting. Do you have some time in the next few weeks?


  5. Yasser says:

    Hi Michael,
    Enjoyed reading piece on domaine Schoffit, are there wines biodynamic?
    I strictly serve biodynamic wines in my restaurant.

  6. Tracey says:

    Hi left a message on your instagram – do you have a contact email or phone number i can reach you? I am looking for a specific product and vintage. Wondering if you can help.

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