Basic tips for Tasting Wine ~ Wine Wednesday

Each Wine Wednesday we share words of advice from your favourite winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .

Basic tips for Tasting Wine

Vancouver Sun wine writer Anthony Gismondi and Federico Lleonart from Jacob’s Creek Winery provide pointers for tasting wine.


Question of the week

The question: Why is Canadian wine virtually unknown outside our borders?

Good question. There are at least two reasons. The first has to do with supply. We produce little wine by international standards, just 56 million litres in 2010, according to the California-based Wine Institute. That accounts for a mere 0.2 per cent of world production – less than such countries as Algeria, Macedonia and Uruguay. Also, most of our best wines are produced in minuscule quantities, which rarely get shipped outside of their home provinces, let alone beyond Canadian borders. So, good Canadian wine, with the exception of icewine, is not exactly on the global radar.

Read the rest at the: Globe and Mail.


Happy Wine Wednesday everyone!

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