About Flavored Wine from Canada

About Flavored Wine 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

Flavored Wine

XOXO NV Botanical Raspberry Rhubarb Canada
86 points
$8
Best Buy
Medium pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry jolly rancher, candied strawberry, and lime candy with a supple, lively, petillant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with notes of cherry, watermelon spritz, and cotton candy with no oak flavor. A tangy and crisp berry-flavored bubbly for hot summer days.
86 points $8 Best Buy
XOXO NV Botanical Strawberry Hibiscus Canada
85 points
$8
Medium pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple gummy worm and tropical fruit punch with a supple, crisp, petillant, off-dry medium body and a seamless, uncommon, fast finish evoking accents of peach, lemon, lavender soap, hibiscus, and passion fruit with no oak flavor. A tropical sparkler for beach season.
XOXO NV Botanical Peach Orange Blossom Canada
85 points
$8
Pale old gold color. Aromas and flavors of yellow plum, white nectarine, and apple jolly rancher with a silky, crisp, petillant, fruity medium body and a smooth, relaxed finish evoking accents of elderflower and lilac with no oak flavor. An fruity and fun spritz.