Announcements

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

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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

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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

La vallée effervescente du vin en Nouvelle-Écosse

Depuis une vingtaine d’années, la Nouvelle-Écosse développe son industrie viticole. La province maritime est la 4e productrice de vin au Canada après la Colombie-Britannique, l’Ontario et le Québec. Il y a 20 ans, ce secteur était surtout expérimental. Les vins de ce coin de pays surprennent toutefois de plus en read more

Latest interprovincial wine-trade proposals not much to cheer about


Opinion: A country that is pushing the merits of free trade needs to put its (or consumers’) money where its mouth is There are 700 wineries in Canada producing at least 6,000 individual labels annually.Getty Images/iStockphoto By Perrin Beatty and Dan Paszkowski Canadians can buy almost any good from another read more

Planters Ridge’s Infatuation

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Planters Ridge, still a new kid on the wine block in Nova Scotia, has been releasing an array of clean, innovative, high-quality wines since opening in 2014. It seems the winery nails it every season with at least one wine, and in very competitive categories— last year Planters Ridge made read more

Avondale Sky’s Benediction

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Avondale Sky Winery just released a new vintage of its Benediction, a traditional (Champagne) method sparkling wine made from Geisenheim 318—a grape hybrid bred at (and named for) the Geisenheim Research Centre, from parents Riesling and Chancellor. The grape may have originated in Germany, but the wine is all Nova Scotia. read more

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