CANADA TRADE TASTING
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
10am - 5pm
The annual Canada trade tasting has become one of the most anticipated tastings in the UK wine trade calendar. Over the last few years, it has grown to include a broad spread of wineries from British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
According to Chris Wilson of The Buyer “In the past two years, Canadian wine has become better known in the UK and is sneaking onto wine lists in the capital and beyond.” He goes on to report that “across the board the wines are really good, and some of the styles Canada has become better known for (lean, Burgundian reds from Pinot Noir; lively, clean and textured whites from Chardonnay and Riesling; experimental ‘orange’ and non-intervention styles) have focused buyers minds when it comes to thinking about what Canadian wine is all about.
This year’s event will feature 40 producers. Canada’s cool climate and distinctive growing regions offer the ideal conditions for producing bright, bracing and genuinely interesting wines from both vinifera and hybrid grapes.
Due to security requirements,
- will require Photo ID
- MUST register in advance
Guests are not allowed to bring any type of electronic equipment into the High Commission (specifically iPads, tablets or laptops but mobile phones are fine).
These events are organised by the Government of Canada with collaboration and funding support from the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, the British Columbia Wine Institute and Wines of Nova Scotia.