You can ship wine to consumers
in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada!
What does this mean for you? It means you have a greater opportunity to expand your Canadian customer base beyond just retailers, restaurants and wine shops to private individuals
. And it means that when Canadian customers are visiting your tasting room or store and want to ship cases of wine home, or want to place an order via your Web site, they can.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, Canada and the U.S. are currently the world's largest trading partners. In addition, Canada is the second largest U.S. wine export destination, and the only one with double-digit wine growth in the past six years. This makes Canada a great destination for the growth of your business!
The following resources will help you navigate the ins and outs of licensee-to-consumer wine shipping to Canada.
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In the U.S.
Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
February 25-28, 2010
Presented by the Food Network, this four-day event combines the world’s best vintners and distillers with celebrity chefs and hosts, and the appeal of Latin and Caribbean-inspired regional cuisine.
Charleston Food + Wine Festival
March 4-7, 2010
The festival highlights "the unique flavors of the Lowcountry," focusing on wine and food from the coastal region of South Carolina. This relatively young event has already achieved national recognition for its atmosphere and presentation.
Wine Enthusiast, Toast of the Town
April 8, 2010: Atlanta, Ga.
April 22, 2010: San Francisco, Calif.
May 6, 2010: Chicago, Ill.
May 21, 2010: Washington D.C.
June 14, 2010: New York, N.Y.
Billed as "the nation’s premier wine and restaurant tasting event," Wine Enthusiast magazine sponsors one-day events to showcase the best wines accompanied by food from top restaurants. Each event features more than 500 different wines and spirits.
Blue Ridge Food & Wine Festival
April 15-18, 2010
Blowing Rock, N.C.
Hosting wineries from North Carolina as well as regional, national and international vintners, the festival offers an array of tasting and winemaking events in the cozy surroundings for a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
May 6-9, 2010
Las Vegas, Nev.
Sponsored by Bon Appétit magazine, this festival bills itself as "the world's most innovative culinary festival." The event’s "Grand Tasting" offers the opportunity to sample wines and spirits from more than 50 vintners and distillers.
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
May 25-29, 2010
New Orleans, La.
The five-day festival celebrates both wine and food in the heart of a region rich in culinary tradition. Designed to entertain, educate and inspire, the festival hosts winemakers from across the globe.
Food & Wine Magazine Classic
June 18-20, 2010
The 28th annual festival sponsored by Food and Wine magazine will feature celebrity chefs, internationally renown wine experts and the Grand Tasting Pavilion, providing the opportunity to learn about and sample some of the best wines from around the world.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
October 1-November 14, 2010
Held at Disneyworld’s Epcot Center, this festival runs for more than a month and features wine and food tasting from wineries and chefs from the world over.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
March 12-23, 2010
Australia’s two-week wine and food festival is celebrated worldwide. The event features more than 250 events in the state of Victoria including master classes, tastings, and a “Wine Retreat.”
World Gourmet Summit
April 11-24, 2010
This internationally acclaimed “gastronomic extravaganza” brings acclaimed vintners together with prestigious chefs for dinners, tastings and demonstrations designed to highlight the interplay of food and wine.
St. Croix Food and Wine Experience
April 13-17, 2010
U.S. Virgin Islands
This year’s festival will mark the 10th year that the event sponsors have brought together the varied and interesting wine and cuisine from St. Croix and beyond. Chefs and wine experts from the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Texas, Georgia and Oregon have committed to attend.
BBC Good Food Shows
June 16-20, 2010: Birmingham, U.K.
October 22-24, 2010: Glasgow, Scotland
Dates TBD: London, U.K.
November 24-28, 2010: Birmingham, U.K.
The BBC Good Food Shows are culinary shows each with a distinct theme. Each event features a “Drinks” area in which wine and spirits following that particular show’s theme are available for sampling.
Taste of Amsterdam
June 24-27, 2010
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A festival celebrating the finest wine and food Amsterdam has to offer. The Taste of Amsterdam is part of a series of “Taste” festivals held throughout the world.
Les Etoiles des Mougins
This food and wine tasting event is held in one of the best settings imaginable for an culinary festive - the quaint small town of Mougins in the south of France. What more needs to be said?
Puerto Rico Wine and Food Fest
San Juan, P.R.
Featuring a Grand Tasting, guided tastings, seminars and winemaker meet and greet events, the Wine and Food Fest pairs the best Puerto Rican cooking with wines from the island and around the world.