I recently received this story from one of WineCollectives loyal members RTT. It would seem that certain Canadian producers have been using imported fruit from the US and marketing it as Canadian wine. While this seems wholly fraudulent to me, it would seem the practice is widely accepted and continues. Our advice to consumers looking to purchase Canadian wine: Read the label and look for the VQA mark on the wine. Another thing to look for is “Cellared in Canada” which is a tell-tale that the wine consists of imported fruit.
The article is an interesting read and as always, we welcome your comments. Thanks to RTT for linking this up.
There is also another article from The Economist which I am linking up as well, talking about the same problem.