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  • “Benjamin Bridge, Blanc de Blancs 2004. Disgorged 2012. Put this up against any Great Champagne. Anytime. Incredible depth and vibrancy.”
    Veronique Rivest
    Master Sommelier, 2018
  • “Somewhere at the intersection of the adages that ‘good things come in small packages’ and ‘great wines come from fringe places’, you’ll find Nova Scotia’s wine industry.”
    Treve Ring
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine, June 2017
  • “True regional wine & food match: L’Acadie & NS lobster. One of the very best in the country!”
    Veronique Rivest
    Master Sommelier, 2018
  • “Canada’s next great wine region is Nova Scotia.”
    Melanie Patten
    The Canadian Press, March 2016
  • “Talk long enough to just about any passionate winemaker and there’s a strong probability you’ll hear the word ’terroir’ in your conversation. In Nova Scotia’s small but impressive wine industry, there’s an equally evocative and uniquely local term for much the same thing: Tidal Bay.”
    Beppi Crosariol
    Globe and Mail, October 2015
  • “I predict that Tidal Bay will become Nova Scotia’s calling card, like Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand or Malbec in Argentina or Shiraz in Australia.”
    Tony Aspler
    June 2015
  • “Shocker: Nova Scotia is an emerging wine region that produces naturally sparkling and crisp whites that win awards internationally.”
    The Guardian (United Kingdom)
    September 2017
  • “What really makes a wine fine? The root is: it’s not a sure thing…and there’s some impressive sparkling wine coming from insanely cool Nova Scotia, of all places…”
    Matt Kramer
    Wine Spectator, March 2016

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ALLAN LYNCH JULY 16, 2021 After a year with little to celebrate, Nova Scotian winemakers are popping corks and raising glasses to commemorate the

Canadian Wine Insider – March 2021

Less Well-Known Canadian Wineries Worth Your Attention (Part Two) By David Lawrason Last month WineAlign published Part One of what I hope is an