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Nova Scotia Pét-Nat’s natural beauty

With summer around the corner we’re pining for Pétillant Naturel a cloudy, small-batch natural wine that critics say is here to stay. By Moira Peters It sounds like the most natural thing in the world. “You’re harvesting grapes, pressing them in whole clusters, letting the juice sit, and the ferment read more

Avondale Sky Winery gets intimate and interactive

A pilot project offers visitors a taste of a day in the life on the vineyard. By Moira Peters Discover Our Vineyard Secrets Avondale Sky Winery, 80 Avondale Cross Road, Newport Landing Sat March 31, 2-7pm Winemaker for a Day Sat April 14, 2-7:30pm Late one Monday morning in the read more

Free this wine! Finally a plan to break down the provincial borders blocking our bottles

Michel Kelly-Gagnon and Dan Paszkowski: There is no reason to section the country into distinct markets with limited access to goods and services In June 2016, the Senate released its report “Tear Down These Walls: Dismantling Canada’s Internal Trade Barriers,” which called upon federal and provincial/territorial governments to take priority read more

N.S. products boost NSLC sales

Nearly three per cent growth thanks to Maritime spirits, beer and wine Nova Scotian products helped boost Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation sales by almost three per cent last quarter compared to the same period in 2016. The NSLC released figures Tuesday showing that sales were up $4.7 million from Oct. read more

Nova Scotia Growers Map Risks, Opportunities $1 million grant enables study of climate impacts on grapes, wine and sales

Truro, Nova Scotia—A million-dollar research project is nearing completion with the aim of helping Nova Scotia’s wine industry map growth opportunities and assess risks associated with climate change. Supported by $1 million in funding from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada’s AgriRisk Initiatives program and managed by the Nova Scotia Federation of read more

Nova Scotia wine’s time to shine

Looking back at the year in local wine—standout drinks, big moments and exciting hints at what’s next. By Moira Peters Twenty seventeen was a momentous year for Nova Scotia wine. At home, we organized a successful Atlantic Canada Wine Symposium, hosted the WineAlign National Wine Awards and launched our 2016 read more

The Canadian Sparkling Wine Region You Need to Know About

Nova Scotia’s wines, which some say rival Champagne, didn’t always hold such an esteemed reputation in the wine community LINDSAY BURGESS December 01, 2017 In a covering note for Restaurant Gordon Ramsay’s online wine list, head sommelier James Lloyd explains what his team looks for when choosing a bottle. “The read more

Four local wines to hunt down


Local wine experts weigh in on what homegrown bottles they’re drinking. By Allison Saunders @alliesaysrelax MARC JOLIN Lesley Quinn, sommelier at The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar Drink of choice: 2015 Mercator Sauvage Sur Lie “It’s one of the first white wines in Nova Scotia that I feel has shown read more