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Post by Klau » Wed, 17 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Dear Winemakers:

I read and sometimes give my 2 cents to this newsgroup. I'm
amazed of the knowledge what some of you fellow winemakers have
about this beautiful hobby and in my case profession.

I like to encourage you to keep up the good work and if
possible produce wines which are typical for the region where
ever you come from and be proud of your product.

Since I'm from Ontario, please go to your local juice supplier
or winemaking store and ask for an Ontario juice. Certainly if
you life in California get a juice from California or so on.
Every wine region in the world has it's specialties, go and
explore your region.

You probably know, that quite a few home winemakers turned
their hobby into their profession.

Klaus

 
 
 

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Post by Wayne A. Powe » Wed, 17 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Dear Winemakers:
> Since I'm from Ontario, please go to your local juice supplier
> or winemaking store and ask for an Ontario juice.

I'm also from Ontario.  It is my understanding, though I could be
mistaken, that Ontario grape grwoing conditions do not produce the correct
acidity (or some such other condition) and must therefore all be blended?
They introduced a standard called "VQA" which I heard must use 95% of the
same local grape.  Does anyone know if this is true?

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Post by Klau » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00


The acid levels in Ontario grapes are surprisingly perfect for
wine production. In Germany they have to deacidify their wines.
In southern France and Italy they have to acidify their wines.

One of the statements VQA stands for is, that this wine is
produced from 100 % Ontario grapes. VQA has more restrictive
rules and regulations than many other winegrowing regions in
the world, e.g. an German Mosel Late Harvest wines start from
about 18 Brix in Ontario we have to have 22 Brix.

Trust me a quality Ontario grape juice has no problem to
compete with any juice in the world.

Ontario VQA wines won in the last years 100's of international
awards (London, UK, Verona, Italy, Bordeaux, France) which
shows the exceptional quality of fruit grown in Ontario.

Klaus

 
 
 

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Post by Miles Phillip » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00


"The acid levels in Ontario grapes are surprisingly perfect for
"wine production. In Germany they have to deacidify their wines.
"In southern France and Italy they have to acidify their wines.
"
"One of the statements VQA stands for is, that this wine is
"produced from 100 % Ontario grapes. VQA has more restrictive
"rules and regulations than many other winegrowing regions in
"the world, e.g. an German Mosel Late Harvest wines start from
"about 18 Brix in Ontario we have to have 22 Brix.
"
"Trust me a quality Ontario grape juice has no problem to
"compete with any juice in the world.
"
"Ontario VQA wines won in the last years 100's of international
"awards (London, UK, Verona, Italy, Bordeaux, France) which
"shows the exceptional quality of fruit grown in Ontario.
"
"Klaus
"
Klaus
I have never seen an Ontario wine on a store shelf here in UK.
If the grapes are so superior why not......?

Miles

 
 
 

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Post by Klau » Fri, 19 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Dear Miles:

Ontario is the new kid on the block. The serious winemaking is
just about 15 years old. You have to give us more time to
establish ourself in our domestic and foreign markets
including the UK.

Ontario exported 1993 almost nothing to the U.K.
In 1995 Ontario exported about 30,000 cases to the U.K. In the
last three years Ontario won at least 20 awards at the London
Wine Challenge, there were articles written in the Decanter
about Ontario wines in the U.K.

You will see in 3 - 4 years Ontario wines will be as known as
New Zealand, Chile etc. wines in the U.K.

Tasco, Harrods are names which I remember right now, actually
Odbins will have Ontario wines in the near future.

I just (yesterday) talked to Allan Bestic writer for the Sunday
Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph who specially came over to
Canada to visit the wine region.

You will see a lot more about the Wines of Canada in the near
future.

Please visit our booth at the London Wine and Trade Fair.

Klaus

 
 
 

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Post by Derek Llo » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00



  <good stuff from Klaus snipped>

Quote:
>I have never seen an Ontario wine on a store shelf here in UK. If the
grapes  
>are so superior why not......?

>Miles

'Cause we're keeping the good stuff for ourselves!   ;-)

--
Derek Lloyd    amateur.astronomer.photographer

"Understanding....is a three edged sword" Kosh