Focus at home to help grow exports, wineries tell senators

The Canadian Vintners Association appeared before the Senate ag committee on March 10.

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A staffer at Inniskillin, a Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. winery, pours a glass of icewine at a tasting last year.
Asha Hingorani
Published: Wednesday, 03/18/2015 12:00 am EDT

To grow Canadian wine exports, Canada first must strengthen and promote the domestic wine market at home. This was the Canadian Vintners Association’s message to the Senate agriculture committee on March 10 during its study on international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector. Dan Paszkowski, president of the national wine industry association, spoke to senators.

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