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Category: Nova Scotia Wines

#ACWS2017 – Expect Greatness

Been there done that, tasted a whole lot of wine. The Atlantic Wine Symposium 2017 runs from Sunday June 11-13 at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, It includes wine […]

It’s Nova 7 Time – across Canada!

V I discovered Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 when I visited Nova Scotia back in 2013, The friendly folks at Bishop’s Cellar, one of the province’s four private wine stores, described […]

Gaspereau Vineyard’s Amazing Muscat

VQA regulations limit the use of hybrid grapes in Ontario wines sold through the LCBO even though the hybrids’ mix of European and Canadian grape varietals makes them very hardy and disease resistant.  The […]

Virtual winery’s debut white

l’Acadie  grapes are a hardy white hybrid ideal for Nova Scotia’s climate. It is the backbone of most of the table wines, blends, and bubbly produced in the province. So incredibly […]

NS Icewine Festival wines

The Biva Scotia Icewine Festival is very weather dependant as Nova Scotia is  prone to weekend blizzards.  The following blog was written in 2014, I was highlighting all  the wines being […]

Benjamin Bridge & Borealis Icewine

During the  winter, as the wind howls and the temperature drops, I think of icewine,  the best thing to come out of a Canadian winter. There are a lot of […]

L’Acadie Vineyard Prestige Brut

Back in 2014, I welcomed in the New Year with an internationally recognized sparkling wine made in Nova Scotia from one of my favourite wineries to visit.  It’s a must […]

Welcome in 2014 with NS Bubbly

Welcome the New Year in with Nova Scotia sparkling wine. Forget the French, Californian and other sparklers, Nova Scotia is bubbling over with traditional Champagne method sparkling wine. Nearly 50% of Nova […]

Winemaker vs Brewmaster Dinner – Who won?

The Halifax Club’s Winemaker vs Brewmaster Dinner featured in my last column was a major success. Lovers of wine or craft beer might like to know what winemaker Simon Rafuse of Blomidon […]

10 reasons why I choose Canadian wines

When I’m travelling in another country, I drink their wines but when I’m home I drink Canadian wines for at least ten good reasons. As we approach Canada Day, we […]

Gather ye rosés while ye may

Chilled rosé on the deck on a glorious summer day. I fell in love with rosé when I spent a week in Provence, France several years ago. Rosé is for […]

The Great Canadian Wine Match

Wine writer, Natalie MacLean, hosted The Great Canadian Wine Match recently asking for nominations and votes for the best Canadian wines to pair with Chicken, Beef, Pizza, Cheese, Seafood, and Dessert. […]