Meet Nova Scotia's newest winery, Planters Ridge. Nova Scotia's wine scene has been gaining more attention recently, which we can chalk up to a rise in the number of great quality wines and a more unified vision and marketing around the wines (see Tidal Bay). But don't think just because you haven't heard much about Nova Scotian wine until recently that it's a new region. Vines have been grown here since the 1600s—among the first cultivated regions in North America. Planters Ridge is embracing the history of the land; the name references the fact that the farm was part of an original land grant by the Lieutenant Governor offered to the New England Planter families in 1760. Continue reading
Canadian Wine blog
Writing on Canadian Wine by the MWC team Kurtis Kolt (BC), Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson (MB) Jake Skakun (ON), Michelle Bouffard (QB) and various national guest contributors.
In Ontario, this hot September has kept the bounty of farm fresh tomatoes rolling in. Flavourful, perfectly ripened tomatoes are hard to beat, and are often at their best served with a minimalist approach - raw in a salad with fresh herbs and complementary cheese (I'll never tire of the magic tomato/basil/burrata combo). Continue reading