Ice Wine : three NPD MPS Submit Brief to Canadian Food Inspection Agency
NewDemocrat MPS Pierre Jacob (Brome– Missisquoi), Laurin Liu (Rivière-des-milleÎles) and Jean Rousseau (Compton–stanstead) are submitting a brief today to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regarding proposed changes to ice wine labelling in Canada. They are in favour of an inclusive definition that would take into account production techniques in Quebec that reflect the nature of the climate and have no effect on the characteristics or qualities of the product.
According to the definition proposed by the CFIA, only “grapes naturally frozen on the vine” can be labelled as ice wine, which would exclude a large proportion of Quebec producers who use different techniques because of the climate.
“We feel no one should be left behind by the Canadian government because of the harsh climate in certain parts of the country,” wrote the NDP MPS. “Quebec ice wines correspond on all points to international quality stan-