Minister MacAulay officially opens research winery in Kentville, Nova Scotia   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


Canada's Tastemakers: Tidal Bay Wine | Food Bloggers of Canada

In our continuing Canada’s Tastemakers series we profile people who are making an impact on Canada’s food scene,  from authors to producers to chefs and more. Sometimes a tastemaker doesn’t have to be a person – sometimes it can be a product that’s the embodiment of a place.  Like Tidal Bay wine. Tiffany read more

Benjamin Bridge Riesling 2016, Nova Scotia

Wine does not get much more vibrant than this. Benjamin Bridge, the sparkling-wine specialist, has crafted a superb still riesling that combines a dollop of off-dry sweetness with electric-tart acidity for remarkable tension and balance. The flavours suggest lemon-lime, red berries, stone fruit and saline minerality. A wine that can read more

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


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


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

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