About Cider from Canada

About Cider from Canada
Canada, is a unique country regarding the subject of wine. While producing some exceptional offerings - especially Ice Wine - wine is not as appreciated in Canada as it is in most other wine-producing nations. Arguably the finest districts for wine in Canada are the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario and the Okanagan Peninsula in British Columbia. The former is home to a wide variety of wine styles, be they spicy reds such as Cabernet Franc or Merlot or a dazzling dessert specialty, such as Ice Wine. There are also numerous styles of wines that originate in Okanagan, notably Merlot, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, which work beautifully in this cool climate. Ice wines are also made in this district as well. Regrettably, Canadians seem to have an inferiority complex when it comes to their country's wines, as Canadian wines make up just less than 50% of sales in Canada. Wine is also not as popular as beer or spirits, though wine consumption in Canada is slowly on the rise.

Top Picks for Canada

Cider

No Boats on Sunday  BC Cider
90 points
$10
Best Buy
White gold color. Pungent, herbal aromas and flavors of cannabis, pickled ramps, dill, melon, banana, and butane with a supple, tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, charming, medium-long finish that shows notes of apple-herb relish, clementine, and fruit salad. A rock-solid Hopped Cider with a nice balance of fruit and herbal flavors on the palate that will appeal to a IPA drinker.
90 points $10 Best Buy
No Boats on Sunday  Hopped Cider
89 points
$3
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of gooseberry jam on brie, whole banana and mango, cinnamon apple relish, and green leafy herbs with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, fast finish conveying notes of underripe orange and oregano peppered melon rind. A nice quaffable Hopped Cider with restraint.
89 points $3 Best Buy
No Boats on Sunday  NS Cider
87 points
$3
Best Buy
Straw green color. Savory aromas and flavors of apple vinaigrette, gooseberry and herb jam, and hint of acetone with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, scant finish that shows notes of apples in a wet wicker basket, nut skin, and apple cider vinegar. A savory and rustic Cider for pairing with game.
87 points $3 Best Buy