Counterfeit Icewine Puts the Chill on Canadian Sales
After watching icewine sales drop by half, Canadian wine associations have embarked on an aggressive campaign to halt the sale of icewine imposters.
by Julie Gedeon
Feb 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Everyone goes all-out to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Taiwan. It's like Christmas in North America, with people going out of their way to buy special gifts for relatives and friends. Many choose Canadian icewine as an exotic treat, making Taiwan its number one export market. While Canadian vintners should be toasting this success, they are instead fighting an influx of fraudulent icewine, which makes up about half the icewine sold in Taiwan.Canada's icewine exports currently total about CAN...
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