‘Real coup’ for Canadian wineries buried in TPP deal will combat ice wine counterfeits overseas | Financial Post

It is not often that one story touches on two of my passions…Canadian wine…and international trade policy.  This is one of the many reasons that the Government of Canada needs to ensure ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.  It became a hot potato during the last election campaign, but with the need for rhetoric past, our new Canadian Ministers should be paying attention to stories like this.

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Ice wine is in many ways the origins of the Canadian wine industry. New protections in global trade deals show how the industry and its candied vintages have come of age

Source: ‘Real coup’ for Canadian wineries buried in TPP deal will combat ice wine counterfeits overseas | Financial Post

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Climate change fears force Ontario icewine makers to adapt – Latest Hamilton news – CBC Hamilton

The Canadian wine industry has adapted in the past…and may have to do so again.  See article below:

A late deep freeze this winter may have lifted the spirits of Ontario’s icewine industry, but the province’s grape growers say bigger questions about the impact of a changing climate are creeping up on their business.

Source: Climate change fears force Ontario icewine makers to adapt – Latest Hamilton news – CBC Hamilton