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CanadaWINE150: 10 questions for B.C. wine industry leader Harry McWatters as he embarks on his 50th vintage

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By Rick VanSickle

What an amazing ride it has been for Canadian wine pioneer, visionary and leader of the B.C. wine industry Harry McWatters. Continue reading

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

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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

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

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

The ever-Evolving portfolio of wines from the McWatters family in the Okanagan Valley

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It’s not surprising that Canadian wine icon Harry McWatters and his daughter Christa-Lee McWatters Bond would team up to create another new winery in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. This is old hat for this dynamic father-daughter duo.
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