When life gives you lemons, the saying goes, you make lemonade. When winters in wine country are cold, nasty and unending, you make icewine.
by Mort Hochstein
Canadian winemakers, blessed with excellent summer growing conditions, and beset by a long, harsh winter, have turned a problem into an opportunity. Icewine is the country's flagship wine. What is an occasional venture into vinous exotica in other wine growing countries has become a norm in Canada where 68 of the country's 160 wineries produce a specialty most frequently associated with Germany and Austria. But while their European colleagues are happy when they get the right conditions for icew...
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