Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

• Ever Been To Nova Scotia? Go For The Icewine Festival Soon

Ever Been To Nova Scotia? Go For The Icewine Festival Soon

It’s Ice Wine Festival – in this mother of all winters – Nova Scotians are celebrating the product of a winter grape harvest and the production of the warmest sweetest wine imaginable Celebrated from February 3 – 13th, events are taking place at wineries, restaurants, inns and markets across Nova Scotia. For those who love […]

• Save the environment: drink warm beer

Save the environment: drink warm beer

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. delivered a simple message in its first report on corporate sustainability this week. Save the environment: drink warm beer. The report presents a detailed analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions that are generated in the retail sale of alcohol. Some startling facts are revealed that suggest consuming less alcohol would […]

• Yes, Nova Scotia makes some awesome wine. Who knew?!

Yes, Nova Scotia makes some awesome wine. Who knew?!

… After working as a sommelier in one of Halifax’s oldest and best-known hotels, I’ve had plenty of experience speaking with tourists about Nova Scotia’s wines.  As you may expect, they always want to sample the local fare.  However, unless they too are from an area that grows hybrids, I am met with a very […]

• Nova Scotia Wineries Aided By Federal Government

Nova Scotia Wineries Aided By Federal Government

Nova Scotia’s wineries are maximizing their potential to stimulate employment, tourism and economic development, thanks to a marketing project supported by the Government of Canada. “Our government is investing $220,000 to assist the Winery Association of Nova Scotia in promoting our region’s wines,” said Senator Kelvin Ogilvie on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister […]

• Canada: Six Nova Scotia wineries earn gold

Canada: Six Nova Scotia wineries earn gold

“This marks the second year for the Atlantic Canada wine competition mounted by the regional chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. Once again, I was a member of the judging panel drawn from the association membership. A total of 92 wines were submitted. All entries were tasted blind by the judges, in accordance […]