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The Globe and Mail announces new wine critic

September 24, 2019

The Globe and Mail is pleased to introduce Christopher Waters as its new wine critic.

Christopher is the founding editor of Vines, a national wine magazine, and was author of the syndicated weekly wine column, Waters & Wine.

In addition to wine writing, Christopher is Education Director of the IWEG Drinks Academy in Toronto and a WSET-certified instructor at the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute at Brock University, where he teaches the history of the Ontario wine industry as well as classic wine styles and regions.

For the past three years, Christopher has served as the Canadian judge for the Six Nations Wine Challenge in Sydney, Australia. The position requires him to nominate 100 wines from Canadian producers to square-off against counterparts from Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States in a variety of categories.

“The Globe’s wine column has long been required reading for Canadians,” said David Walmsely, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail. “Christopher’s column will continue to inform our readers about the best of Canadian and global wines and the industry.”

The inaugural Waters on Wine column will appear in October. Previously, the wine column was penned by Beppi Crosariol, who retired this summer after a long-standing career as one of the country’s leading voices on wine.