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Karl Kaiser’s remarkable life in Canadian wine: A tribute

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Who would have thought a casual dinner at a long shuttered tavern in Fonthill and a really horrible bottle of Château-Gai Sauterne would be the catalysts for the start of the modern wine industry in Canada? Continue reading

UPDATED: Karl Kaiser, one of the architects of the modern Canadian wine industry, has died

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Winemaker Karl Kaiser, the master of Inniskillin’s wine program in Niagara for so many years, and the man who made the most famous wine in Canada’s history, has died.  He was 76 years old. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: The endless potential of Canadian wine excites winemaker Nicholson

Canadian wine

By Bruce Nicholson

Over the past 30 plus years of my winemaking career, it is incredible to see where the Canadian wine industry has gone. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: Time to celebrate Canadian wine, from its humble beginnings to the bright future ahead

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle
Publisher of Wines In Niagara

#CanadaWINE150. That is the hashtag I truly hope you will see a lot in the coming weeks and months leading up to the celebration of this great nation’s 150th birthday. On July 1, I’m thinking we break the Internet with posts about our awesome country’s wine, cider, beer and distillates. It’s our time to pound our chests and shout from the rooftops about something that is truly ours and ours alone — Canadian wine. Continue reading

UPDATED with Karl Kaiser comments: Constellation Canadian wine company deal ‘a good thing for the industry,’ says Harry McWatters

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It was a decade ago that the shocking news was delivered: On June 1, 2006, Canada’s largest and most successful wine company Vincor was officially sold to the gigantic American company Constellation Brands for $36.50 a share plus a 15% dividend. Continue reading

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