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Benjamin Bridge growing around new 18-tonne grape press


Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, winemaker at Benjamin Bridge, and Gillian Mainguy, head of sales, pour samples of the winery’s new sparkling wines at The Port on Thursday, the same day Benjamin Bridge took delivery of an 18-tonne grape press from France. - Bill Spurr

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/business/local-business/benjamin-bridge-growing-around-new-18-tonne-grape-press-352270/ One way to draw a crowd to The Port, the NSLC’s fanciest store, is to announce a free pouring of the new Benjamin Bridge sparkling wines. But for winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, the introductions of a new 2015 rosé and a 2014 brut on Thursday were overshadowed by a delivery read more

Will Travel for Wine


https://luxemagazineottawa.com/blog/will-travel-for-wine/ Best Paired with Ocean Views and Food By Janet Dorozynski Uniquely Nova Scotia There is a saying that goes what grows together goes together and nothing could be more fitting to describe how the wines of Nova Scotia have evolved to become the natural and perfect partners for the read more

Local Traditional Method Sparkling Wines Top Provincial, National and International Competitions

Local Traditional Method Sparkling Wines Top Provincial, National and International Competitions Canning, N.S. – Blomidon Estate Winery is having an impressive year. Three of their traditional method sparkling wines have been raking in awards locally, nationally and internationally. “What an incredible year 2019 has been for us so far,” says read more

WITH ZEST: A taste of climate change: Last year’s June frost had devastating impact on Nova Scotia wineries

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/living/with-zest-a-taste-of-climate-change-last-years-june-frost-had-devastating-impact-on-nova-scotia-wineries-300601/   Nova Scotia wineries could be forgiven if they said the taste of climate change was a little off following the 2018 vintage. The wine industry had been riding a crest of success over the last decade. With an ever-increasing thirst for local at liquor stores and huge increases read more

Eileanan Breagha joins Tidal Bay party

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/business/eileanan-breagha-joins-tidal-bay-party-310516/   While wineries around the province were dealing with the effects of a killing frost early last June, Ken MacLellan, owner of Eileanan Breagha in Cape Breton, was dealing with a different issue. “The lake sheltered us from the frost quite a bit. Some of … the one- or read more

Minister MacAulay officially opens research winery in Kentville, Nova Scotia


https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/minister-macaulay-officially-opens-research-winery-in-kentville-nova-scotia-825333604.html   KENTVILLE, NS, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ – Nova Scotia’s reputation as a wine-growing region continues to flourish with award-winning labels and expanding production.  In 2018, the province’s 23 licensed wineries produced 1.5 million litres of wine valued at over $23 million, employing over 700 people. Today, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, read more

Université Sainte-Anne awarded funds for implementation of a research winery

Church Point (NS), March 5, 2019 – Université Sainte-Anne is excited to announce that the Research Nova Scotia Trust is awarding $295,205 in funding to professors Karine Pedneault and Gustavo Leite. This funding will build the spaces and physical resources required to conduct the research activities planned in the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience Programproject announced read more

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