Note: Press release issued on Canadian wine industry veterans, Allan Jackson and Andrew von Teichman, introducing a new VQA wine
Canadian wine industry pioneers Allan Jackson, co-founder of Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery, and Andrew von Teichman, a former Vincor Canada and Pelee Island Winery executive, have joined forces to launch the Generations Wine Company and will launch their first Ontario VQA brand release called â€˜Unionâ€™ in August 2010. As a â€œvirtualâ€ brand with no winery and no vineyards, the Generations Wine Company have sourced premium VQA wines from a number of Niagara wineries, and have produced a red and a white blend. The wines have been made by Jackson in a new-world style, to exemplify what Ontario does best. The blended wine content, modern package with a screw cap closure and an attractive retail price (LCBO, $13.95 Union White VQA #197145 Union Red VQA #197152) aim the wines to appeal to a younger demographic (aged 20-35).
â€œWe are very proud to announce this new venture, and launch this new chapter in our careers within the Canadian wine industry,â€ says Allan Jackson, co-founder, Generations Wine Company. â€œOur intent with the Generations Wine Company is to take a hand-crafted approach to creating a contemporary, classic wine in an unorthodox fashion,â€ says Allan Jackson.
â€œUsing our combined expertise and experience, Allan and I have guided every element of this new venture â€“ from blending the wine, to developing the visual aspects of our new brand,â€ says Andrew von Teichman, co-founder, Generations Wine Company. â€œWe’ve both gone from being key managers of Canada’s largest wine company to the only staff of Canada’s newest wine company. Thus far, the process has been extremely rewarding,â€ he continues. â€œWeâ€™re looking forward to introducing our first release.â€
To purchase Union wines, please look for it in LCBO stores next month (Union White VQA #197145 Union Red VQA #197152). Visit Union online at www.unionwines.com.