Christopher Waters, Special to Postmedia Network

Christopher Waters is the editor of VINES and author of the weekly wine column, Waters & Wine, which is syndicated in Sun Media publications across Canada and online via the Canoe network. In addition to wine writing, Christopher
is a WSET-certified instructor and Wine Appreciation Co-ordinator at the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, Brock University where he teaches tasting classes about the history of the Ontario wine, classic wine styles and regions.

Christopher Waters is Postmedia Network’s national wine columnist, and the co-founder and editor of Vines, a national consumer magazine aimed at Canadians who buy, drink and enjoy wine and are passionate about the subject. For the past 18 years, he has worked as a professional wine writer and educator. His column, Waters & Wine, appears weekly in Sun Media papers across the country. In addition, Waters is head judge of the InterVin International Wine Awards and on staff at the Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute, Brock University, where he develops and teaches three semester-long wine appreciation courses each year.

Stories

Waters on Wine: Chileans offer more than value for money

When the focus turns toward best buys, the spotlight always seems to find the wines of Chile. The South American country sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains has an international reputation for delivering impressive wines at affordable prices.

Waters on Wine: Glass closures clear advantage

One of the Italian red wines recommended this week comes with a surprise. When you open the Cusumano Nero d’Avola you don’t have to extract a cork or twist off a screwcap, you just click off a stylish glass top.

Waters on Wine: Shop Argentina for holiday host gifts

It’s coming on Christmas, but a week spent touring Argentina hasn’t really played into the holiday spirit. It’s hard to embrace mistletoe and holly when everyone’s gathering for a barbecue in shorts and t-shirts.

Rosemount Estate 2010 Shiraz-Cabernet South Eastern Australia BC. (Supplied)

Wine and chips a fine match

Credit Billy Munnelly with one of the most memorable tastings at the annual Gourmet Food and Wine Expo in Toronto.

Descendientes de J. Palacios 2010 Petalos<br>Bierzo, Spain<br>BC $29.99 (879221) | AB $29 | MB $28 | ON $22.95 (675207) (Handout)

A Spanish winemaker follows his heart

Alvaro Palacios, who ignited global interest in Spanish wine regions like Priorat and Bierzo, says great wines come from places with superior soil and climate as well as culture, tradition and history.