Inside the Vancouver Wine Festival

Felicity Carter spends time at the wine fair and hears an argument for declaring French wines the greatest in the world.

Vancouver Wine Festival/Christine McAvoy Photography
Vancouver Wine Festival/Christine McAvoy Photography

The Eiffel Tower, made from white gauze stretched over wire, dominated the room. Around it, producers poured wines for the hundreds of Canadians who had come to the Vancouver Wine Festival to learn and discover new things – particularly about France, this year’s theme country.

Canadians, according to a recent Wine Intelligence report, are becoming wine knowledgeable at a rapid clip, thirsty to learn more. And it’s events like this, that put consumers in the room with top professionals, that is helping Canada become one of the world’s most important import markets.

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