Robert Stephen



An elegantly dress table awaited journalists at The Chef's House, part of George Brown College, in Toronto.Photo by Fotini Stephen.

A Riedel Experience

(TORONTO, ON) – So many times and so many places I have been served wine in thick, clumsy, and entirely…


Panhandling in Windsor is largely an unobtrusive part of society. However, some members of City Council are too willing to create laws to combat panhandlers instead of addressing the under-lying reasons behind the causes. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Poverty Is A Disgrace

(TORONTO, ON) – Robert Stephen visits with John Kenneth Galbraith’s The Affluent Society for today’s Words of Wisdom. We ignore…



Espuña Tapas Essentials cured meats, from Olot, Spain, are now available in Canada.Photo courtesy of Espuña Cured Meats.

A Surprising Wine Pairing

(TORONTO, ON) – Espuña’s background dates back to 1947 when Esteve Espuña began producing sausages, using traditional recipes, in his…


Tiffany Hsiung’s award-winning National Film Board of Canada feature documentary will screen in Toronto and Vancouver this December, with a week-long run at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema starting December 2 and screenings at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver on December 3 and 4.Screen shot courtesy of the National Film Board.

The Apology

(TORONTO, ON) – Many of us know about the horrific treatment of prisoners of war in World War 2 by…


Mindfulness

The Dangers of Mindfulness

By Kennedy Jones, PHD (HALIFAX, NS) – I see my colleague Robert Stephen writing about his experiences with mindfulness. I…


Le Déni, directed by Claudia Hébert, was screened 1 November 2016 at the Spadina Theatre in Toronto, as part of Cine Franco 2016.Trailer screenshot.

Le Déni, The Denial

I thought Ciné Franco Film Festival had hit the dust due to financial difficulties but, no, it was back again…


Vivino, reportedly the world's largest wine rating app, is reviewed by wine critic Robert Stephen at Port Wine Day in Porto, Portugal.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Apps Spell Doom For Wine Critics

(PORTO, PORTUGAL) – The advice I have given over the years is largely to ignore the wine critic reviews and…