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Canadian wines growing in popularity in the U.S.

Most Americans think of Canadian exports being primarily maple syrup or poutine but Canada has steadily been growing its exports of white wines to the U.S. this decade. From 2011 to 2015 alone exports of Canadian white wine have more than tripled.

Canadian white wine is known for being dryer than your typical white wine. The Ontario region dominates the Canadian wine scene. The quality and dryness of the wine is derived from the limestone soil in the region, Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. The Escarpment, a unique feature left from the last ice age, traps the moderating effect of the lake, preventing its influence from diffusing over a wider area which makes it the perfect terrain for producing some of the classic white wines such as Chardonnay, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Cabernet Franc. Next time you order a white wine for dinner, try a Canadian vintage, you just might find that they are as good at wine as maple syrup.

Source: Beverage Media Group, July 2017