Canada's High Commissioner in London, England will be hosting receptions and dinners throughout the Olympics to showcase the best of Canada.
About 20 wines, and just one sparkling wine—2008 Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Rosé— were selected by Janet Dorozynski of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
"London is an important market for Canadian wine and is particularly important in terms of exposure to world-renowned authorities in the global wine industry like Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine, and Tom Stevenson, the world's leading authority on Champagne...We want to showcase our very best, and Benjamin Bridge is clearly one of our very best...to promote investment in Canada," Dorozynski explained.
Benjamin Bridge winery founder and co-owner Gerry McConnell said: "We're excited and honoured to be selected as the only sparkling wine from Canada to be served during the Olympics...it's truly a testament to the quality of the wines we've been producing at Benjamin Bridge since we began just a little over ten years ago. And the exposure this brings for not only Benjamin Bridge but also the emerging reputation for Nova Scotia wines overall...is terrific."
A very limited supply of the 2008 Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Rosé remains available for sale at select NSLC stores in Nova Scotia.