Small vintners and an MP want to decant the ‘Cellared in Canada’ issue, a 30-year-old trade rule that’s causing confusion in liquor stores.
Michelle Rempel, a Calgary-based Conservative MP and certified sommelier, wrote a letter to the House of Commons’ agriculture committee requesting a Parliamentary review of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Guidelines on country of origin content labelling for Canadian wine. P&I Photograph by Jake Wright
Michelle Rempel doesn’t care much about labels, but when it comes to wine, the fight is on.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner