Sean Wood's "Wineries & Wine Country of Nova Scotia" just released
A tribute to North America’s "oldest" new wine region.
November 5, 2006
With this work, Sean Wood has provided a fitting tribute to North America’s "oldest" new wine region. Wood reveals that “Nova Scotia is arguably the oldest wine-producing region in North America,” with the first vines being planted in the LaHave River Valley in the 1630s. However, historical curiosities aside, it is Wood’s passion for the future of the Nova Scotia wine industry – notably the newly drafted Nova Scotia Wine Stardards – that sets the tone of this book.
The author sets the stage with a succinct description of Nova Scotia’s various growing regions, revealing an amazingly diverse agricultural tapestry. He then devotes significant space in the book to what he calls Nova Scotia’s "benchmark grapes." Wood rightly assumes that most readers will have no prior knowledge of such obscure varieties as L’Acadie Blanc, Lucy Kuhlmann or New York Muscat to mention only a few of the cast of varietal characters that play their part in the viticultural drama unfolding in Nova Scotia. These are the terroir rational varieties that have already demonstrated their nobility and will define the wine industry as it expands over the years to come.
Wood also profiles Nova Scotia’s eight wineries (plus Rossignol, which is located across the Northumberland Strait on Prince Edward Island), including the province’s largest and oldest continually operating winery, Jost Vineyards, as well as the region’s newest and smallest winery, Bear River Vineyards.
For more information about Wineries & Wine Country of Nova Scotia contact Nimbus Publishing by phone at 902-454-7404, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Mark DeWolf, Regional Correspondent – Nova Scotia
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