2015 Wildass Merlot – 2011 Benjamin Bridge Brut Sparkling Wine

2015 Wildass Merlot – 2011 Benjamin Bridge Brut Sparkling Wine

2011 Benjamin Bridge Brut Sparkling Wine – Vintages 381533 – $49.95 – ****+ – This winery from Nova Scotia has been generating significant buzz for quite some time. This bottle is definitely one of the reasons why. With aromas that are nice and toasty with applesauce and citrus that climb out of the glass. This bottle is punching above it’s weight class if you were to pour this side by side with Champagne that is…

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Jun10 – 2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – 2014 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling

Jun10 – 2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – 2014 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling

2014 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Sparkling Riesling – Vintages 370361 – $19.95 – **** – This is a “serious” wine at a very “not serious” price. This is a traditional method sparkling wine which means that the fermentation giving it bubbles takes place in the bottle. The nose is bright lemon and lime but there are hints of a field of wild flowers just underneath it. To be honest to call this wine complex might…

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Wine Review July 19 – 2013 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 – 2012 Keint-He Portage Pinot Noir

2013 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 – Vintages 256289 – $24.95 – I am very excited to see this wine being released in the heat of summer because it is a true summer wine.  Light and Low in Alcohol with a few bubbles in the glass.  It’s fun to serve this wine chilled in a champagne flute but this is not mandatory.  Flavours are Ginger and Pink Grapefruit.  This is a sweeter wine but still has…

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A Taste of Nova Scotia (Benjamin Bridge)

They make wine in Nova Scotia?  That is the reaction I typically get when I talk to people about Benjamin Bridge.  This winery is putting the Nova Scotian wine industry on the map very quickly.  In 2012, the winery was being featured in blind taste tests against some of the best french champagnes in the world.  Even though the French wines cost nearly three times more and also were from, you know, France… the Nova…

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Wine Review October 21, 2012 – 2011 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 – 2011 Rosehall Run Defiant Pinot Noir

Growing up in Saskatchewan when we would talk about Canadian wine the discussion would arise who was superior … BC or Ontario.  It seems this rivalry may be premature as Nova Scotia is making it’s way onto the map and now into the LCBO.  This week my White wine comes from Benjamin Bridge (www.benjaminbridge.com) it is called Nova 7.  Before I get to my tasting notes about this very interesting unique wine I have to…

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