Upcoming Moncton Wine Expo Missing Local Representation


MONCTON, N.B — The upcoming 20th Anniversary World Wine and Food expo is set to hit Moncton at the end of month, but the extensive wine list is missing a surprising element — New Brunswick vino.

This year, the festival, which runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6, will feature 380 wines selected by NB Liquor. Though the list is varied, with wines from countries like Argentina, Australia, France, New Zealand and other regions of Canada, local product is absent from the docket, with some suggesting the costs of opening a booth might be the problem.

CBC News investigated the matter, speaking with Paul Boudreau, the president of the New Brunswick Grape Growers Association. “We’sre not capable of going to every liquor store. We just don’st have the volume to be able to do that. That’s just growing pains,” Boudreau told the CBC.

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