New Zealand Wine Fair 2014

 

In a nutshell

New Zealand and Canada share quite few similarities: we both have The Queen on our same-name-bearing bills, we both have large (also English-speaking) neighbors who influence everything we do, and (to omit multitude of other commonalities in order to get to the point) we both have young wine industries of less than half a century old. Much like a seedling shortly after germination – growing in order to establish itself; both industries are still evolving, maturing and defining their niches in the style of wine they produce. Perhaps it is for these similarities why so many Ontarian winemakers seek out this event in particular (more so than other ones), to exchange ideas with their Southern Hemisphere, cool-climate counterparts and to learn from one another.