We returned home to start a website and enjoy wines from around the world. The website was called Wines of the World. It was quite the task to list all the countries that actually produced wine. However, one thing was clear in all the wine books we could find not one mentioned Canada.
In 1992 there was only one other website that focused on Canada's wines. It was more of a chat room. It was gone a few years later, leaving Winesofcanada.com as the only site focusing on Canada.
In 1992 and the years that followed no one else paid attention to the industry, that I was aware of. A few regional websites popped up but quickly went by the wayside. In later years bloggers came along hundreds of them. Wine columns began appearing in Newspapers. They either focus on regional wines or imported wines. These bloggers and newspaper writers cover old world wines more than Canadian wines.
Today besides Mr Aspler and Mt Schreiner, I am perhaps the leading promoter of the Canadian wine industry. A very daunting task considering it is only a hobby to me.