Vintners Quality Alliance, or VQA, is a regulatory and appellation system which guarantees the high quality and authenticity of origin for Canadian wines made under that system in British Columbia and Ontario. It is similar to regulatory systems in France (AOC), Spain (DO), Italy (DOC), and Germany (QmP). The VQA system allows for sub-appellations, by which the grapes for wines are sourced from extremely specific geographical locations with different soil and climate. This is in accordance with the concept of terroir.In addition, there are other classifications of wine in Canada. British Columbia has a category known as "Wines of Distinction" and Nova Scotia has "Wines of Nova Scotia".
Posts about Vqa
  • The [Real] Truth About Wine Blogging

    … Brent Gushowaty and I at the #WineBloggersCon2014 Recently, I sat down with Brent Gushowaty (@BCPinotNoirInfo), avid Pinot Noir lover and respected colleague. We met briefly while I was doing a pouring at a local VQA liquor store, and once again at the wine bloggers conference in Santa Barbara, California. Early in the morning of July 24th…

    The Demystified Vinein Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • LCBO Vintages Red Picks

    … SEMI-EXPENSIVE, DAMN GOOD LOCAL REDS! Here’s a few local reds that are worth the splurge. Something to consider for the Holidays, or gift-giving. All at Vintages. Henry’s Big Baco . . . shades of a Rhone Red, but uniquely local. Warmth, and a little mystery. For fans of adventure. HENRY OF PELHAM 12 Baco Noir Reserve, VQA Ontario 461699…

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Cabernet Franc Syrah Merlot- 1 readers -
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