Vineco International Products Ltd.

Vineco International Products Ltd.

December 06, 2006 09:00 ET

KenRidge Wine Kit by Vineco Ranks #1 in North America

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 6, 2006) - Vineco International Products Ltd., a subsidiary of Andrew Peller Ltd. (TSX:ADW.A)(TSX:ADW.B), can now officially lay claim to creating the best wine made from a wine kit in all of North America.

Long recognized for producing outstanding quality products for the consumer-made wine market,, Vineco recently had its KenRidge Showcase Italian Amarone wine judged as the top wine produced from a kit out of 1,296 entries at the largest amateur wine competition in North America. The competition was hosted by WineMaker Magazine, North America's largest consumer publication dedicated to amateur winemakers. Wine entries were judged by a panel of professional wine judges in a blind tasting using the well-recognized U-C Davis 20 point wine scoring system.

Not only did the judges present Vineco with the competition's highest award for its KenRidge Showcase Italian Amarone wine, but Vineco's wine kits were also recognized for producing 9 of the top 25 wines, making them the only consumer-made wine company to achieve these outstanding results.

"Receiving the Best-of-Show award for our KenRidge Showcase Italian Amarone is a tremendous honour in light of the number of quality wine kits in the competition. In addition, having so many of our other products ranked in the top 25 of all wine kits judged in this well recognized international competition certainly reinforces the fact that Vineco has truly set the benchmark of quality for anyone who chooses to make award winning wines of their own." said Michael Hind, Sales & Marketing Manager of Vineco.

Vineco International Products Ltd., a subsidiary of Andrew Peller Limited, is one of Canada's leading manufacturers of consumer-made wine products. From its manufacturing facility in St. Catharines, Ontario, Vineco produces over 140 different styles of wine kits under 8 different brands. The company's award-winning premium brands include KenRidge Founder's Series, KenRidge Showcase, and KenRidge Classic. Complementing these premium brands are Vinterra, Legacy, European Select, California Connoisseur and Niagara Mist. The company also produces beer kits under the Brewers Spring and Brew Canada brands. Vineco wholesales its products to independent Retail and Wine-on-Premise stores across Canada and exports its products to the United States and the United Kingdom.

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