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Chefs’ Table Society sets up Harry McWatters Scholarship Fund

KELOWNA, B.C. — The Chefs’ Table Society of B.C. has established a scholarship fund in honour of Canadian wine icon Harry McWatters, who passed away suddenly last summer. “Harry’s...

Uncovering Why Canadians Are Embracing Local Wine

Canadians are thinking more critically about where their food comes from and, as many strive to incorporate local products into their diets, sourcing homegrown...

Checking in with the Canadian Wine Industry

For some observers of the industry, the idea of growing grapes and making wine in Ontario is a problematic one. Wes Klassen, sommelier at...

Le Hatley Launches Celebratory Menu

NORTH HATLEY, Que. — Manoir Hovey is celebrating Canada’s 150th all month long with a special tasting menu at its restaurant, Le Hatley. The restaurant’s...

Canadian Wines are Making a Mark on the World Stage

Considering its relatively young wine industry, Canada has garnered a high level of acclaim for its vintages. In fact, according to the 2015 Wine...

Canadian Wine Sales and Training Are Reaching New Levels


Canadian wine has come a long way. The statistics speak for themselves: the burgeoning sector now accounts for sales of more than 220-million bottles per year, according to the Ottawa-based Canadian Vintners Association. With booming wine tourism, and Canadian wines representing approximately 30 per cent of national consumption, it’s easier than ever to entice restaurant customers to choose local vino.