Christopher Waters is editor and co-founder of VINES Magazine and author of the weekly wine column, Waters & Wine, which is syndicated via the Postmedia Network. He has been head judge and organizer of the InterVin International Wine Awards since 2009 and represents Canada for the Six Nations Wine Challenge. He was invited to be the international judge for the Royal Adelaide Wine Show in 2013 and 2014. In addition to writing and judging, Christopher is a WSET-certified instructor at the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, Brock University where he teaches about the history of the Ontario wine, classic wine styles and regions. He was awarded the Business Citizen of the Year at the 2011 Niagara Wine Festival and was the recipient of the VQA Promoters Award for Education in 2011.