Award-winning VQA wines from Ontario wineries have won praise from experts the world over, so now it's time to venture deeper into our own backyard and discover the sources of all that acclaim. Ontario wine country attracts two million visitors each year and the newly released 2015 Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide makes trip planning to Ontario's wine regions exciting and easy. This latest edition boasts 115 wineries, the most ever!
THE Marquette grapevines clinging to a steep, rocky hillside in the southeastern Adirondacks are among a host of new grape varieties that have enabled a boutique wine industry to take root in areas of the US Northeast and Midwest that were previously inhospitable.
Twenty-three years is a long time in the wine-producing world and nowhere more so than in Canada, which as a major tasting in London's Canada House confirmed, is now a serious producer of interesting, quality wines. Justin Keay reappraises Canadian wine.
The BC Wine Appellation Task Group had discussions at its formal meeting in advance of a wine industry stakeholder online survey. Four major themes have emerged from the consultations so far including; new wine appellations in BC, making certification of origin of grapes mandatory, the future of the BC VQA standard, and streamlining the auditing process.
Ontario's first annual Local Food Report takes a look at sales of local wine at farmers' markets across the province. It says more than one million dollars of V-Q-A wine has been sold at the markets since the province began the two-year pilot project last year.