A transport truck carrying a load of Casillero del Diablo red and white wine crashed through a centre median of a southern B.C. highway and hit another truck loaded with pulp at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The cold may provide a brief break from icewine production for some but winemakers and vineyard managers will be busy watching temperatures Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening that could be cold enough to damage grape vines.
Early this week the Ontario government announced its new New Opportunities for Ontario Wine Growers policy paper. It has gone almost unnoticed in the Canadian media but for the provincial wine industry Santa has come early and is finally delivering on a wish list that has been gone unanswered for years.
Lambton County's first grape winery welcomes new regulations as long as they apply to all homegrown Ontario wines. Mark Alton, the owner of Alton Farms Estate Winery, has concerns if the rules only apply to VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wines.