Guinness World Record Attempt in Niagara

By / Wine + Drinks / January 14th, 2011 / 2

At 4pm this afternoon in Niagara, Ontario, on the eve of Wine Country Ontario’s annual Niagara Icewine Festival and celebrations, the Wine Council of Ontario will attempt to break a Guinness World Records record for the Largest Wine Flute using Ontario Icewine.

Over 30 Ontario winemakers and winery proprietors will assist in filling an upscale version of an Icewine flute modeled on a design by Riedel – the original creator of the Icewine Glass. Standing over a metre  tall, it is anticipated that the flute will be filled with more than 18 litres of Ontario Vidal and Riesling Icewine.

A Guinness World Records Adjudicator will travel from New York City to the Niagara wine region to witness the attempt. If you happen to be in the area, drop by and share in the excitement. The event will take place in the Foyer of the Grand Ballroom at the Fallsview Casino Resort. Once filled, the flute will stay on display throughout the evening for the Icewine Festival Gala where attendees will have the opportunity to take a photograph of themselves with the flute.

“Ontario is the global leader for Icewine and breaking a Guinness World Records record using Icewine is a fun way to get people excited about this Ontario treasure,” said Ed Madronich, Chair of the Wine Council of Ontario and proprietor of Flat Rock Cellars. “Wine Country Ontario is also a unique wine region and travel destination in that we celebrate during the winter months with numerous wine and culinary activities surrounding the Niagara Icewine Festival.”

If you just can’t make it to the event, check back here for all the highlights.

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