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Dominic Rivard
Works at Muwin Estate Wines LTD
Lives in Nova Scotia, Canada
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Wine Industry Entrepreneur/Winery Owner
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winemaking, writing, public speaking, business strategy, marketing, sales
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  • Muwin Estate Wines LTD
    Winemaker/Owner, 2010 - present
    http://www.muwinestate.com http://www.bulwarkcider.com
  • WinePlanet Consulting
    Wine Industry Entrepreneur, 2007 - present
    http://www.wineplanet.ca
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Award winning commercial winemaker, wine distributor/exporterauthor and passionate about wines, ciders and wine industry innovations.

With over 20 years experience in the wine industry, Dominic has been passionately interested in wine since the age of 17 when he started making wine from local fruits and grapes.

After becoming a qualified sommelier, he studied advanced winemaking and oenology and undertook and passed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma with distinctions. He is now studying towards the prestigious Master of Wine accreditation. 

He is a founding director of the Fruit Wines of Canada Association, which was involved in promoting wines and its industry throughout Canada.

Over the last decade, Dominic has been busy running numerous wine production and exportation projects with wineries and wine importers/distributors in Canada, USA, Italy, Spain, UK, Tanzania, Chile, Taiwan, India, Korea, Japan as well as China. 

He has been a speaker on the subject of winemaking and wine marketing at various symposiums throughout the world.

Dominic has been engaged in R&D projects in the industry and has perfected numerous dessert wine production techniques including ice fruit wine cryo-extraction. He specializes in cider, fruit wine, dessert wine and ice wine production and is known in wine industry circles as an authority in fruit wine making.

Dominic has been very active in the burgeoning Asian wine industry as consultant winemaker, wine judge in various countries in Asia including China, India and Thailand.

Presently, Dominic is based out of Nova Scotia, Canada and has taken up sustainable and organic fruit growing and continuing to assist many wineries in their wine production on a consultant basis. He operates his own winery and wine trading company and loves to help other wineries develop award winning wines and ciders.

He is enthusiastic about the developments in the fruit wine and cider industry and its great potential not only locally but on a global basis.

He can also be reached for consulting projects at info@wineplanet.org or called at 1.413.551.9463 and available anywhere in the world.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Vancouver - Berkley, UK - Montreal - Tonghua - Shanghai - Tianjin - Ottawa - Sept Iles - Ossoyoos - Edmonton - Bangkok - Langley, BC - New Ross, Nova Scotia

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Nous voici sur les bords de la Seine au milieu d’un écrin de verdure à l’entrée du musée du quai Branly. Nous cheminons sur des sentiers dallés de pierres, bordés de petits bassins et de plantes ex...
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WILDBERRY: Recent interview with Wildberry Fruit Wines in Wai, India.
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Michigan Fruit Wines! Had the pleasure to taste these lovely gems the other day. Michigan, the "Napa" of fruit wines...
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From a recent trip to India to make some strawberry wines...
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Happy Canada Day weekend! Hey, let's include the fourth and turn this into a looong weekend that includes lots of cider and libations on the beach. Don't forget, Blush berry cider has just been released in select NSLC stores, and Bulwark Traditional will greet you in every liquor store this weekend. As you can see, we are ready for you! Cheers!
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Cider is booming for Bulwark! Nice article in today's paper.

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Bulwark in the news!
This past week, Dominic Rivard might have thought a little more often about the palm trees in his former home of Thailand than he usually does. But, as a rule, he’s happier living in New Ross than he was in Bangkok.
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An old article on yours truly. Its amazing what you find when you google yourself  (admit it, we all do it)...forgot about that one...
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George Monbiot: It's the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity's undoing
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