Canada wins bid for global wine summit


Canada has been selected to host one of the world’s most presitgious international wine conferences.

Brock University in St. Catharines, will be the host site for the 10th International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS) which will take place in July 2020.

Canada was one of four countries seeking to host the 2020 event, alongside Australia, New Zealand and Chile.

Held every four years, this will be the first time the conference has come to Canada.

Established in 1984, the ICCWS focuses on wine production in the cooler climate winemaking regions of the world.

“We are excited for the opportunity to provide our international colleagues with an engaging conference program,” said CCOVI director Debbie Inglis. “With ever-changing conditions within the grape and wine industry, the conference will examine how adversity drives innovation to achieve success.”

“Canada’s wine industry growth and success is based on a proud history of continuous improvement,” said Dan Paszkowski, President and CEO of the Canadian Vintners Association.

ICCWS delegates will be invited through pre- and post-conference programming to visit Canada’s diverse wine producing regions in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.


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