Ontario wine gets a boost from poor Europe harvest
More Canadian wine drinkers, a banner domestic harvest in Ontario and a poor grape-growing season in Europe have made for plenty of good cheer for Ontario's wine industry and its consumers.
"We had lots of sunshine, rain at the right time, and the great growing conditions that has produced one of the most phenomenal harvests," said Debbie Zimmerman, with Grape Growers of Ontario.
A terrible year for grape production in Europe has driven up prices for French and Italian wines at a time when a recent study has shown more Canadians than ever are drinking wine. Ontario winemakers hope they'll be able to capitalize on what they consider to be a dream scenario for their industry.