If we would rate wine writers like we do wine, Charles Byers would rate near the top in credibility, just ahead of his love and knowledge of wine.
International Wine Judge, Author, Wine and Travel Writer.
"Chuck was one of the first true believers in the new VQA wines and the agritourism evolving with them. He continues to be one of our most genuine supporters, as this book surely confirms."
Angelo G Pavan
Vice President & Winemaker
Cave Spring Cellars
3836 Main St.
Jordan, ON L0R 1S0
P: 905-562-3581 F: 905-562-3232
Ocala Winery Ltd. has long recognized the enthusiasm that Chuck Byers has felt for the Ontario wine industry and its products. We have been honoured by his support of the small, family run winery. His honest passion for wine is evident each time he raises his glass.
Irwin L. Smith , Winemaker
Ocala Orchards Farm Winery
I have often heard that Chuck Byers is happiest when he is recognized not simply as a prolific wine writer and author, but also as a “terrific wine entertainer!” This, indeed, is the Chuck I know, and aptly sums up the passion he shows for his work and how he makes everyone comfortable tasting, and talking about wine, whether they are connoisseurs or brand new to the experience. Chuck’s infectious enthusiasm in both his writing, and at the many wine tasting events that he hosts, has introduced countless Canadians to the fun of tasting wines at all price points. He is also a tireless promoter of home grown products and for this, our industry is extremely grateful as he devotes so much time on television, radio and in the printed word extolling the strengths of our wine growing regions in Ontario and British Columbia. Chuck is a wonderful teacher and a great friend to the wine industry.
Donald L. Triggs
Arise Vineyards, Osoyoos B.C. (Former CEO Vincor, Int’l)
Chuck made the client evening an unparalleled success: his relaxed style, impeccable taste and extraordinary knowledge of wine turned a great meal into an unforgettable night. Not only was the evening educational, the discussions concentrated on each selected wine’s characteristics, heritage and origin. It was one of the best food and wine parings in a series of wine events. We have had a lot of enthused comments about Chuck and I assured him-that he will be remembered. I look forward to using his services again in the future.
BMO Nesbitt Burns—The Hayes Group