Award-winning writer John Shreiner details the history of Canada's wine industry and the range of wines available. He provides indepth reference to the key wine regions of east and west Canada and explores the different grape varieties and wine styles, and in particular the Ice Wines. He provides a full description of the terroirs, climate, grape varieties, and winemaking techniques, as well as including useful information about the top vintages. The core of the book includes comprehensive details of the top wine estates, the producers and their wines. There is also a discussion on the recent developments in Canada's wine industry and two detailed maps of the wine regions.
John Schreiner is the dean of British Columbia circle of wine writers and an award-winning author. In 1984, he wrote The World of Canadian Wine and since then he has written a number of wine books, including the bestselling British Columbia Wine Country, The Wineries of British Columbia (recently revised), and Icewine: The Complete Story, the first book on the subject. He is a graduate of the Germany Wine Academy and a member of several wine clubs. He has judged wines in around the world and is a keen amateur winemaker. He lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia.