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Old 08-30-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I don’t think the “noble” grape varietals typically used in winemaking can survive Canadian winters, except maybe in BC.
Here is what is grown in BC.

Grape Varieties in Canada
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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There is the problem....if you think there must be some "good" wines from Quebec, because "they so far don't match the quality of BC..."


BC wines were awful in the 1970's when I lived in BC.


Every year I buy a bottle of BC wine hoping things have changed.....
It's not the 1970's, and randomly buying a bottle of wine from a region a year, and then judging the whole regions wine by that is just...well silly.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:30 PM
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It's not the 1970's, and randomly buying a bottle of wine from a region a year, and then judging the whole regions wine by that is just...well silly.
Maybe...silly, but I have been buying a random bottle of BC wine EVERY YEAR since 1980.

Found ONE drinkable bottle....not excellent, but drinkable.

On the plus side....they are getting better. Memories of the bottles in the 1970's, when I lived in BC, still to this day make me shudder.
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Maybe...silly, but I have been buying a random bottle of BC wine EVERY YEAR since 1980.

Found ONE drinkable bottle....not excellent, but drinkable.

On the plus side....they are getting better. Memories of the bottles in the 1970's, when I lived in BC, still to this day make me shudder.
Your method is like playing the lottery.

No one is disagreeing that in the '70's wine in BC was crap. Why you seem stuck back 49 years, is odd.

There are 370 wineries in BC. 200 in the Okanagan Valley alone. They make some excellent wines. Many of the vintners, come from Europe and other wine regions around the world. I think they know what they are doing.

Wine experts outside of Canada, have rated many Okanagan wines in the 95 point range out of 100.

This doesn't mean some very average wine isn't made there also, that is true of all wine regions.

It's obvious I'm not going to convince you, especially when you see your flawed method of evaluating BC wines as valid.

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Old 09-08-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I’m surprised Nova Scotia has a wine industry. I didn’t think its summers were warm enough.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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You cam make wine out of things besides grapes.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xLmwDpc3eOM&t=102s

Would it also be helpful to contact a Quebec winery in advance to see if they give tours in English?
This place would have no problem with a monolinguist like me.
Cassis Monna & Filles
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:28 PM
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Your method is like playing the lottery.

No one is disagreeing that in the '70's wine in BC was crap. Why you seem stuck back 49 years, is odd.

There are 370 wineries in BC. 200 in the Okanagan Valley alone. They make some excellent wines. Many of the vintners, come from Europe and other wine regions around the world. I think they know what they are doing.

Wine experts outside of Canada, have rated many Okanagan wines in the 95 point range out of 100.

This doesn't mean some very average wine isn't made there also, that is true of all wine regions.

It's obvious I'm not going to convince you, especially when you see your flawed method of evaluating BC wines as valid.
Post a list of "good" BC wines and I will buy several on my next trip up......thanks.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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I’m surprised Nova Scotia has a wine industry. I didn’t think its summers were warm enough.
You've obviously never been to Nova Scotia in summer. Summers are hot, and Nova Scotia has a wine industry. I've had Nova Scotia wine before, when I've been in NS--it's often on the wine lists of restaurants there.

It's not the best wine available, but it's far from the worst. In many ways, Nova Scotia wines reminded me of what we got in terms of Ontario wines back in the 1960s and 1970s--good table wines, though nothing memorable. But just as Ontario wines grew up and became something to seriously consider ordering in a fine restaurant, so will Nova Scotia wines, I'm sure.

The big winery in Nova Scotia is "Jost." Mouldy, you may wish to Google them, to see what kind of wines they are producing.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The Annapolis Valley has a micro climate not that far off from that of much of south central Ontario.

It is quite unique in Atlantic Canada.

That is where the wineries are.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Most things about Nova Scotia are head and shoulders above other provinces. Ocean, food, climate, friedliness , culture, architecture etc etc. Nova Scotia is the crown Jewel of Eastern Canada...possibly of the entire country.
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