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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

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

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