Peter Gamble’s career in the wine industry began in the ‘80s as a professional winemaker, internationally recognized wine taster and educator. He served for a decade as the founding Executive Director of the Vintners Quality Alliance, established to set standards and push for recognition for Canada's finest wines. Since departing VQA in 2000, Peter’s consulting firm has been dedicated to prestige winery start-ups, providing expertise in a range of areas from viticulture and winemaking through business plans and marketing. Projects have included Stratus and Ravine wineries in Niagara, as well as Benjamin Bridge and Lightfoot & Wolfville in Nova Scotia. Peter has recently turned his focus to two projects with his winemaking consultant wife, Ann Sperling: the creation of Sperling Vineyards in the Okanagan, and Versado, an Argentine Malbec from a small, high altitude 1920 planting in Mendoza. Peter recently played a key role in the establishment of Nova Scotia’s Tidal Bay appellation. With perhaps the most stringent standards in the New World, some industry observers feel that Tidal Bay may usher in renewed interest in defining and promoting terroir-driven regional wines.