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  Ontario Hopped Cider
89 points
$3
Best Buy
An enjoyable classic cider with enough tannin for complexity but enough sugar for an easy drinking experience.
89 points $3 Best Buy
No Boats On Sunday  NS Cider
87 points
$3
Best Buy
A pleasant drinking companion waiting for pork chops smothered with apples.
87 points $3 Best Buy
No Boats On Sunday  BC Original Cider
87 points
$10
Best Buy
A lovely and enjoyably easy drinking cider that is ideal for a long drinking session.
87 points $10 Best Buy