If I were to pick the Wine of Canada, I'd likely pick Baco Noir and Gewürztraminer. I expect people would argue with me. Vidal Blanc, a cross of Trebbiano and an obscure French grape Rayon d'Or, is the source of our fabulous Icewine. (Pedant that I am, I must add that no nation on Earth has the same opportunity to make great bubbly as Canada. It's getting there but not quite.)
It's not that they don't want more retail options - most desperately do - it's that the cost of stocking grocery stores may prove prohibitively expensive. So after keeping the cork in it as former banker Ed Clark reviewed Ontario's alcohol sales options, the wine industry is slowly starting to speak out.
In only its first full year of operation, the hatch Winery, based in West Kelowna, has been named in the top 10 of wineries in Canada and placed within the top 5 in British Columbia specifically at the Wine Align National awards. The Wine Align National awards are the most respected Canadian wine judging events which seeks to acknowledge the best individual wines and wineries in the nation.
A possible solution is one that has never been tried with wine grapes before until now: moving production indoors. That's what Dr. Mehdi Sharifi, a Canada Research chair in sustainable agriculture and professor at Trent University's School of the Environment, has been working on.
Prince Edward Island.'s hot, dry summer may spell problems for some crops, but local wineries say it's a boon for grapes. "Honestly I think it has been our best year yet for growing," said Mike Newman, president of Newman Estate Winery in Murray River.
Tulloch Vineyards (Tulloch) is pleased to announce that Michael (Jian) Cheng will become Managing Director of its wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai. Michael will be responsible for Chinese and Asian operations as Tulloch commences its first shipments of Okanagan wine later this year.
Tulloch Vineyards (Tulloch) is pleased to announce that Michael (Jian) Cheng will become Managing Director of its wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai. Michael will be responsible for Chinese and Asian operations as Tulloch commences its first shipments of Okanagan wine later this year
Rebecca, who will be based at the winery's North Vancouver office, joins the existing sales force, Rebeka Erickson, Amy Hollenbach and Mike West, and will work closely with owner Christine Coletta to continue to strengthen customer relations and strategically grow sales.
For the past few years, the complementary Veneto wine regions of Valpolicella DOC and DOCG wines and Prosecco Superiore DOCG have joined forces to invest resources in trade and media events in Western Canada. Now consumers across BC are taking notice