June 28, 2019

2018 Fox Harb’r Vineyards Tidal Bay, Wallace, Nova Scotia

Tidal Bay is Nova Scotia’s first and only appellation for white wine. As a matter of fact, it is Canada’s only appellation wine! Of the 25 wineries in Nova Scotia, Fox Harb’r is the lucky thirteenth to produce a Tidal Bay. This vintage was created by Gina Haverstock, winemaker from our partners at Devonian Coast.

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June 17, 2019

Painted Wolf, The Den Chenin Blanc 2017

This 100% chenin blanc (in South Africa also known as steen) is from Swartland in the Western Cape’s coastal region of South Africa. Chenin blanc is native to The Loire, France, but there is more of it planted in South Africa than in The Loire.

Painted Wolf Wines is named for the painted wolf, is another name for wild African carnivorous hunting dogs. They are an endangered species most easily recognized by patches of different colours on their bodies. Although predatory, they are very social and playful. Their home base hangout is in dens where they bond and relax.

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June 2, 2019

Our Take on the Tidal Bay Wine Appellation

Here’s a little secret: Nova Scotia has been producing wine for almost 100 years.

That’s right, Nova Scotia. It’s a province better known for fishing, lighthouses, and all things maritime. And it’s literally called New Scotland, which might lead one to assume that it’s not so different from that other Scotland.

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May 17, 2019

Cabernet Franc, Vallée Loire

This interesting cabernet franc is raised on the hilltop of Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg in Loire’s Anjou-Saumur region. The wine is produced by Caves des Vignerons de Saumur, which is a co-op of more than three hundred growers and vintners. Bottles and barrels of wine are stored in endless underground caves, which are the result of limestone being quarried to build various Château in the area.

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May 2, 2019

6 Smart Site Selection Tips

Space, dates, rates — that used to be the venue site selection trifecta. Today, thanks to ever savvier travellers, changing attendee demographics and constantly shifting business priorities, picking the best event location can get complicated, especially for smaller groups, specialty programs and incentives.

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May 1, 2019

2009 Pétrus, Pomerol

Pétrus is on a hilltop also named Pétrus. The 28-acre estate is a plateau in eastern Pomerol next door to Saint-Émilion. The soil is unique, with topsoil of clay and a subsoil of impenetrable blue clay that never erodes. In the wine, this clay is responsible for generous but soft tannins.

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