One of the largest global producer of Icewine is Canada. And Canadians are serious about this title and do their best to keep the world stage of this unique production, even though the climate is extremely favorable to this type of production they never stop improving their winemaking.
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Canada is a leading global producer of ice wine. The Government of Canada has regulatory changes under the Act, the Canada Agricultural Products under which the wine labeled as icewine must be made only from grapes naturally frozen on vine.
The new national standard ensures that the wine coming into Canada is a common definition and demonstrates to our trading partners that ice wine produced in Canada is consistent with a national standard.
Consumers benefit from the establishment of the new national standard that clearly defines the ice wine. Producers also enjoy increased share of international markets, helping to strengthen Canada’s position as world leader in the production of ice wine.
Ice wine is the main export of wine in terms of monetary value to Canada. It represents 45% of the wine export revenues of Canada but it is only 1.2% of the volume of wine export from Canada.
Besides the new national standard for icewine, regulatory changes have also been made with regulations of the Food and Drug Regulations and the packaging and labeling of consumer products. These regulatory amendments allow wine makers to place the mandatory information to be included on a label in a “single visual field.”
Allowing the use of a single field, wine manufacturers can place the mandatory information to be included on a label anywhere on the container of wine, excluding the top and bottom of the container, provided we can see all this information without having to turn the container.
The regulatory amendments do not alter the mandatory information to be included on the container label, including the common name, net quantity, country of origin and the alcohol content by volume, so that Canadians can make informed choices.
Many countries, including the United States, Australia and New Zealand, already allow winemakers to specify the information that must appear on the label in a single visual field.
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