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
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 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
As the calendar changes to October and the mad rush begins to get the rest of the grape harvest in tanks and barrels from B.C. to Ontario, there is no shortage in Canadian wine news and several ch-ch-changes in the industry. Continue reading
Dec. 11, 1996 — Brock University establishes the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. Bill Cade (centre), Brock’s Dean of Math and Science, is flanked by (from left) grape and wine industry leaders Bruce Walker, Donald Ziraldo, John Neufeld and John Howard.
A round up of news that has an impact on the Ontario wine industry from news releases sent to Wines In Niagara. Continue reading