By June 13, 2011
By Mike Kennedy
Over my life, I have considered myself to be many things: a bit of a geek, a mediocre endurance athlete, a budding karaoke world champion…the list goes on.
One thing I have never thought of myself to be is a wine connoisseur. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a great tasting glass of wine to compliment a meal and I can’t help but take notice of the growing variety of locally produced product here in Nova Scotia – which is why today’s trip to Blomidon Estate Winery is so exciting. It’s just that I didn’t learn much about wine etiquette and the formalities of tasting while studying to earn my chartered accountant designation (although I did learn about the tax implications of wine-related research and development…admittedly not as tasty). more…
By June 12, 2011
Come and celebrate spring with us at Wild Caraway.
On Monday, June 2o, we will be hosting “Where the Wild Things Grow” a five-course dinner involving the edible wild flora found in local streams, fields, beaches, marshes and backyards, combined with the local meat and seafood that make our part of the world really special.
Two seatings…. 5:00pm and 7:30pm
$35 per person. Please notify us of any allergies so we can allow for substitutions.
Ph -902 392 2889 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, June 18 visit Jost Vineyards for their 28th Anniversary Open House from noon to 5pm. There will be music by Alycia Putnam and Family with Special Guest Gordon Tucker. Take Thyme Catering will be serving awesome food and there will be anniversary cake to sample. Enjoy tours, wine tastings, great sales and hourly draws. Jost Vineyards is found along the picturesque Northumberland Strait, just off the Sunrise Trail.
By June 7, 2011
Press Release – June 3, 2011
Lauchie MacLean, president of Glenora Distillers, producer of Canada’s Most Famous Single Malt Whisky, is pleased to announce that the whiskies of Glenora have been accorded highest awards in a series of recent international competitions:
Glen Breton Rare Aged 10 years won Gold Medal, 95 points, “Exceptional” at The 2011 International Review of Spirits, held in Chicago.
Battle of the Glen, our Special Edition Glen Breton 15-Year Old, commemorating the final victory of Glenora in a nine-year contest to register Glen Breton as our flagship trade mark, won Gold Medal, 93 Points, “Exceptional” at the competition. more…
By June 3, 2011
By Meghan Cadue
Decadent… have you ever actually looked up the word? I took a spin on the web and Miriam Webster provided me with a little guidance:
dec•a•dent adj. characterized by or appealing to self-indulgence <decadent pleasures>
Now to many the act of self-indulgence, the very act of being decadent, would be thought of as being something special. Something you treat yourself to; a thing to be savored. Now I certainly subscribe to the belief that there are somethings that should be kept for special occasions – that 18 year old scotch we bought 2 years ago that my husband has squirreled away in the liquor cabinet – but I do think we place too many wonderful things in the “decadent” category.
So here is my recommendation: take a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, head down to the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market and spend a few minutes in front of the cases at Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie. Trust me – the desire to treat yourself will be overwhelming.