Caldera’s Jarret Stuart: one of Nova Scotia’s newest, brightest distillers

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Johanne McInnis Hurricane 5 Canadian Whisky was one of my best new discoveries at the Festival of Whisky this year. I also had the pleasure of interviewing the owner and mastermind, Jarret Stuart, when I visited Caldera Distilling this summer. Originally from Calgary, Stuart began his career as a project manager for a large engineering…

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Toast Mid-Week with Pizza and Prosecco

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Mark DeWolf Prosecco can be more than simply an aperitif. While their fruity, very slightly off-dry flavour profile makes them enjoyable on their own or paired with appetizers and light desserts, they can also be matched with some thin crust pizza recipes, such as those topped with pesto. Toast mid-week with our recipe for Pesto,…

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Wednesday Night, Pasta Night

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Kathy Jollimore Make Wednesday night pasta night. Toss together grilled vegetables, local sausages, fresh herbs, and pasta for a quick late summer meal. Grilled Vegetable and Sausage Linguine 4 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: Less than 30 minutes 2 tbsp olive oil, plus more to serve 1 small eggplant, sliced in…

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Nova Scotia’s Small-Scale Coastal Brewing Traditions

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Mark DeWolf Halifax has deep-rooted beer making traditions connected to our coastal origins. Of course, we all know the story of Alexander Keith’s. The brewery was founded in 1820 by Alexander Keith, one of the most influential figures in our city’s history. His signature Alexander Keith’s IPA (India Pale Ale) became the preferred drink of…

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A Brave New World: McGuigan Wines

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Mark DeWolf Australian vintners are accustomed to charting new courses. Australians having been planting grapes since the first settlers landed near Sydney in 1788. While the unforgiving — at least in terms of viticulture — climate of Sydney was a challenge for early Australia viticulturists, the industry did eventually develop when the industrious James Busby…

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Steinhart Wins . . . Again

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Mark DeWolf Steinhart Distillery may be based in a small rural community in Antigonish County, but its spirits are rated amongst the best in the world. Less than six months after taking home medals at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Steinhart Distillery rose to the top of the podium at the New York…

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