1. Trade Deal May Pressure Canadian Vintners: Once ratified, free trade deal will pit Canadian wineries head to head against Europe's

    Wines & Vines (Oct 24 2013)

    1. Trade Deal May Pressure Canadian Vintners: Once ratified, free trade deal will pit Canadian wineries head to head against Europe's

      The details have yet to be finalized, but the announcement last week of a free trade deal between Canada and the 28-member European Union — subject to ratification by participating countries, a process that could take up to two years — heralds changes for North America’s wine industry.

      On the one hand, vintners in Canada have been preparing for the prospect of a trade deal with Europe since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1988. Europe has long been a yardstick for Canadian producers, with media playing up a shipment of sparkling wine to France in 1955, although ...

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