CheckMate wines are made from only two varieties: chardonnay and merlot, an odd combination.
The debate about which grapes should be Ontario’s signature varieties has been going on for years.
Climate change is more than just a matter of warming. Frequent episodes of heavy rain in some regions have caused erosion in vineyards.
Although some, perhaps many, wine consumers have either turned away from chardonnay completely or reduced their purchases, many more have rallied to it.
From Canada to New Zealand.
Think of French wine regions, and the Loire Valley is not one that is top of mind.