Cheap knock-offs threaten Canada’s Icewine and cider (Canada)

Cheap knock-offs threaten Canada’s Icewine and cider (Canada)

For the past few decades, icewine makers here have been doing well. According to the Canadian Vintners Association, between 2004 and 2010 the export market for icewine nearly doubled to 12m Canadian dollars; in terms of volume it grew 43%. Icewine has to be harvested at temperatures of -8C or below. But Canadian vintners like Quebec icewine maker Charles-Henri de Coussergues are worried that similar wines are produced all year round in places where winters are much milder – simply by artificially freezing the grapes.In Canada, they call these wines cheap knock-offs.

Cheap knock-offs threaten Canada’s Icewine and cider (Canada)

For the past few decades, icewine makers here have been doing well. According to the Canadian Vintners Association, between 2004 and 2010 the export market for icewine nearly doubled to 12m Canadian dollars; in terms of volume it grew 43%. Icewine has to be harvested at temperatures of -8C or below. But Canadian vintners like Quebec icewine maker Charles-Henri de Coussergues are worried that similar wines are produced all year round in places where winters are much milder – simply by artificially freezing the grapes.In Canada, they call these wines cheap knock-offs.

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