Christopher Waters has been writing about wine for two decades. He is the wine and spirits columnist at The Globe and Mail, education director of IWEG Drinks Academy and a WSET certified instructor at the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, Brock University.
For 21 years, he was the editor/co-founder of Canada’s largest circulation wine publication, VINES, and author of the nationally syndicated column, Waters & Wine.
An internationally recognized wine judge. Chris has developed and conducted masterclasses and seminars and moderated panels for organizations, such as The Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, Wines of British Columbia, Wines of Chile, Wines of Germany and Wines of South Africa.
That’s what the bio says.
Here’s what it didn’t tell you.
Anyone with a passionate interest in all things wine has always sought out the wine column in The Globe and Mail.
It has a history of getting the facts and figures right. With not a whiff of hype anywhere, the column becomes a tutorial that can be trusted and held close.
Yes, there are times it completely geeks out and becomes a wine version of Wordle. That’s to be expected because it’s like a weekly master class on wine and wine culture.
Chris Waters was the perfect person to take over the master class from retiring Beppi Crosariol.
After tasting Q&A (Red Blend) and Q&A MRV (Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier) Chris requested a Zoom interview with myself, winemaker Michal Mosny (Winemakers
Cut) and our partner Jason Priestley.
Michal and I get to tell the story of how he was convinced to move himself and his wife from Slovakia to Oliver, BC after watching our wine program Hollywood and Vines.
After listening to the Zoom audio recording, I realized I was really liking a very open and revealing Chris Waters. Have a listen as Chris talks about how he finds the magic in the wines he tastes, how the wine world is going through rapid changes and what makes a wine truly special and what can make it truly not!
Ps.. Chris gave Q&A 91 Points and MSV 92 points. “truly exciting”
Enjoy Chris Waters Globe and Mail Wine Columnist
Thanks to Michal Mosny and Jason Priestley.
(and Chad Oakes. Producer of H&V)