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As much as 250,000 litres of wine were drained at the Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville, Ontario

Almost exactly one year ago, news broke of a CAN$3.3 million wine loss from the Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville, Ontario.

In November 2016, it was announced that the Ontario Provincial Police were investigating after tanks at a Canadian winery were “intentionally” tampered with causing the loss of around 250,000 litres of wine.

“We are extremely disgusted and appalled that someone would basically attack one of our local wineries,” said Stephen Mitchell, president of the Windsor Essex County Wineries & Vineyard (EPIC) Winegrowers’ Association.

“From an Ontario wine perspective, that’s a significant amount of wine,” he added.

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