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B.C. wine report: Duelling Chardonnays from McWatters and Culmina plus reviews for Evolve and Mission Hill

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By Rick VanSickle

With nearly a century of experience in the Canadian wine industry between them, it never fails to amaze me how these two legends continue to produce great wines at the highest level in this country vintage after vintage. Continue reading

Becoming Canadian again: The long and winding road for Arterra Wines Canada (and the ‘exciting’ path going forward)

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By Rick VanSickle

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — On June 1, 2006, the astronomical rise of Canada’s largest wine company came crashing down to Earth. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: For Donald Triggs ‘the wonder of wine is the wonder of life itself’

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Intro: Donald Triggs is a giant of the Canadian wine industry, a deal maker and visionary who in 1989 set in motion the framework to create the nation’s largest wine company, Vincor, that still thrives today with wine properties across the country and world under new ownership and a new name — Constellation Brands (once U.S.-owned, but the Canadian properties are now back into the hands of Canadians). Continue reading

No rest for these wine veterans: McWatters, Triggs helping shape the Okanagan Valley

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It fascinates me that two of this country’s most noted wine industry leaders continue to play such an important role long after the company they helped build was acquired by an American company. Continue reading

The man who built Vincor calls sale of Constellation Brands Canada to Canadians ‘very good news’

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The shocking announcement today that the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has bought Constellation Brands Canada, the Canadian operation of the drinks giant Constellation Brands, for approximately $1.03 billion, could be good news for the Canadian wine industry. Continue reading

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