Canada – tasted but not bought?

Wines of Canada tasting 2022

No shortage of interest, but the UK still imports only £1.6 million worth of Canadian wine. The comparable NZ sum is £642 million. Above, Tony Holler pours his Poplar Grove wines.

There were two generic wine tastings in successive weeks last May in London, one for New Zealand wine and one showcasing Canadian wine. Guess which was the better-attended?

Given that the UK imports 400 times more NZ wine than Canadian wine by value, you would think that the crowds would head for the New Zealand event with the one in Canada House embarrassingly empty. But in fact it was...