Canada is a large country, but wine making is primarily focussed in two areas. First, in western Canada, the Vancouver area is highly prized for its wine production. Second, on the eastern side of Canada, the Niagara region creates fantastic ice wines, some of the best in the world.

The VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) is an organization in Canadian wine making that ensures that the products are truly from Canadian grapes and of a high quality level. If you see a VQA label on your wine, you know it’s worth a try!

It might be hard to find Canadian wines in your local wine shop, but if you see one, be sure to pick it up!

Did You Know?

California Zinfandel

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The Famed Paris Tasting

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