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Canada’s wine scene is thriving from coast to coast. While the Nova Scotia wine industry is quickly becoming this country’s preeminent producers of cool climate styles such as sparkling wines and crisp, dry whites, British Columbia vintners are showcasing a broader palate of flavours. More than 80 per cent the province’s wine production comes from…

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Germany: Beyond Expectations

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German Riesling requires no introduction. The country has built a centuries’ long reputation for some of the finest wines in the world, made from this much loved grape. However, there is a lot more to the German wine industry than simply Riesling. In fact, Riesling wasn’t even a recognized grape until the 16th century, yet…

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Invite Germany to the Barbecue

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Mark DeWolf | Wine Discovery At some point the go-to wines for barbecue entertaining became jammy Shiraz and rich, sweet-edged California Zinfandels and red blends. However, much of our barbecue culture is rooted in German grilling traditions. The hamburger is named after a northern German city after all and the hot dog, the all-American classic,…

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More than Mimosas

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Sparkling wine is often used to add a festive flare to seasonal cocktails, but don’t feel limited to special occasions. You can use sparkling wine to add a touch of celebration to any summer event. While orange juice and sparkling wine, otherwise known as a Mimosa, is a traditional combination, you can mix it up…

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Toast the Summer, Italian Style

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The sun is finally shining on Nova Scotia. With the first warm rays, I begin dreaming of patios here and abroad. One of my favourite places to enjoy cocktails is in Turin, Piedmont (Italy), where they have branded their own version of happy hour as ‘aperitivo’ culture. Every afternoon bars fill with thirsty locals in…

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Discover Ontario Wine Country

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Wine Discovery The Vintners Quality Alliance is Canada’s wine regulatory system, similar to appellation of origin systems found in traditional wine countries such as France and Italy. The system was put in place to ensure Canadian wines are made to a certain quality standard, from an approved list of grapes and offer a guarantee of…

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