Ontario hopes to break record for largest filled wine flute


NIAGARA, Ontario – The Wine Council of Ontario will attempt to break a Guinness world record for the Largest Wine Flute on the eve of Wine Country Ontario’s annual Niagara Icewine Festival in Niagara, Ontario, Canada. Over 30 Ontario winemakers and/or 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 almost 4 feet tall, it is anticipated that the flute will be filled with more than 18 liters of Ontario Vidal and Riesling Icewine.

A Guinness World Records Adjudicator will travel from NYC to the Niagara wine region of Ontario, Canada, to witness the attempt. Spectators are invited to share in the excitement starting promptly at 4:00 pm in the foyer of the Grand Ballroom at the Fallsview Casino Resort. Once filled, the flute will stay on display during the evening of January 14, 2011 for the Icewine Festival Gala where attendees will have the opportunity to take a memorable photograph 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.”

A live video feed of the event will be available for viewing on www.winecountryontario.ca starting at 4:00 pm, January 14, 2011. For more information on the Niagara Icewine Festival and Gala, visit www.niagarawinefestival.com .