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Bubbly Buyer’s Guide – December 2018 – Nova Scotia Mentions

Canadian Traditional Method Sparkling Wines Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut Reserve 2012, Nova Scotia ($74.95, winery direct) Michael Godel – A bottle of this was gifted to christen the first Irving Shipyard-built Arctic patrol vessel. Sophie Trudeau used the bottle to christen the Harry DeWolf during an October ceremony on the read more

2018 ANNUAL NOVA SCOTIA RESTAURANT AWARDS

Halifax, N.S. – The 2018 Restaurant Awards Dinner, hosted by the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS) celebrated outstanding service in the food and beverage industry at the annual awards dinner held on November 14, 2018 at The Prince George Hotel. “A large successful event with a sold-out crowd of read more

Blomidon Estate Winery’s 2014 Blanc de Noirs

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A Nova Scotian bubbly goes great with food. No surprise, then, that contestant chefs at Canada’s Great Kitchen Party in Halifax—the rebranded Gold Medal Plates national culinary competition—choose overwhelmingly to pair their competition dishes with local sparkling wine. This makes for an especially good opportunity to size up some of read more

2018 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NOVA SCOTIA WINES


The award, established by former Lieutenant Governor Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia’s wine industry. Four wines received the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia read more

Weathering the storm: How the changing climate affects our vineyards

MEGHAN TANSEY WHITTON

MEGHAN TANSEY WHITTON This year’s record-breaking warm, dry summer gave grape-growers and winemakers a sweet taste of what climate change has in store for Nova Scotia. That heat came just after a freeze in early June—late in the season for a frost so severe—offered another, bitter, glimpse at what climate change will read more

Avondale Sky’s Blank Canvas

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https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/avondale-skys-blank-canvas/Content?oid=17773245   When Justin Floyd was tasked with designing the menu at Avondale Sky Winery’s patio restaurant, he settled on a simple concept. “I wanted to make food that I would eat while drinking wine, on a deck, on a sunny day, in a beautiful place,” he said, motioning to read more

Luckett Vineyards’ Ortega

JESSICA EMIN

JESSICA EMIN Sometimes, while everyone else is flocking to the newest wine creations, a classic is quietly released to those waiting in the wings for something like Luckett Vineyards’s 2017 Ortega ($24). Ortega, an aromatic white grape of the vitis vinifera species, native to Europe, is also moderately hardy, surviving to about -25° C. read more

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