CANADA'S ice-wine industry has suffered a serious blow because of unseasonably mild winter weather. Most wineries in the Niagara on the Lake region in Ontario will see a decline of 50 per cent or more in their ice-wine grape yields.

This December and January have been record breaking months for heat in Ontario, with temperatures sometimes reaching 14 degrees celcius, not the minus-eight temperatures needed to sufficiently freeze water content in grapes and produce ice-wine.

Paul Speck, chairman of Ontario's Henry of Pelham ...

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