Canadian Barrels Hit the Wine Shelves
by Julie Gedeon
Nov 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
A Canadian surgeon is cutting into the barrel trade. Jim Hedges has set up Canadian Oak Limited to produce wine barrels from wood native to the Niagara region. His barrels are generating excitement as several Niagara wineries released wines aged in them over the last year.Derek Barnett of Lailey Vineyard leads the pack. As the first commercial winemaker to release a wine fermented in Canadian barrels, he produced a winner with Lailey Vineyard's 2001 Chardonnay Canadian Oak last year. Wine critic...
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