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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

Crushing it at Cuveé 2017: The wines, the food, the awards, the crowds, oh my!

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By Rick VanSickle
The Cuveé folks crushed it this year — I mean literally CRUSHED IT. Once those doors opened to the paying guests at 7:30 p.m. at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls all bets were off. Continue reading

The ‘provocative’ new Arterra wines from Niagara’s Jackson-Triggs: The artistry of the winemaker

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We’ve all been there. Get up. Shower. Coffee. Drag yourself to work . Drive back home. Dinner. Sleep. Repeat. It can feel like an endless rut (even for a winemaker from time to time). Sometimes a little spark, a little burst of something outside of the daily routine can change everything. Continue reading

A beautiful fall jaunt through Niagara wine country with stops at Foreign Affair, Hidden Bench, Domaine Queylus

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Can anything be finer? The riot of fall colours twinkling on the gentle slope of the Niagara Escarpment, the smell of fresh-picked grapes penetrating the brisk autumn air and a crew of wine tasters (who you just happen to adore) hop-scotching in wine country in search of new vinous treasures. 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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