Hi there all, Happy Friday once again. Today I am going to say Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there. I love this weekend as I love to enjoy my Mothers Day in the outdoors and hopefully in the Sun eating my first taste of Local Lobster. OMG I love those wonderful tasty crustations from the Ocean. I know there are other species of lobsters in the world as I have tasted them in some southern locations, but I have to say our lobsters are the best in the world bar none. Succulent, juicy, sweet, and cooked just till tender. This is how I spend my mothers day. Now I know that to really enjoy those NS lobsters you should have a great bottle of wine to go with them. My favorite wines are the local whites which really make our seafood shine. Our Tidal Bay wines are crisp, lightly dry and are perfect for this occasion. Pick one from your favorite winery such as Benjamin Bridge, Jost, Gaspereau, or one of the many available in store this weekend. Another favorite of mine with seafood is sparkling wine which also goes great and sure makes Mothers day a little bit more special. I really love the bubbles and there are so many new different types to try and of course our own Nova 7 is a perfect example how wonderful our local white wines really are. Come on in and find that perfect bottle of NS wine this weekend for your Mother. Goodbye for now and enjoy your weekend.
Hi all, i am going to help you pick a wine in the NSLC. I see a lot of people come in and say will you help me pick a wine, I don’t know anything about wine. Well there is a lot to know, but most can do very well with a few simple questions. First you ask yourself how much you are willing to spend? SO lets say your have a budget of $20. Next ask yourself who is the wine for? What style of wine do they like? Red or White? IS it a celebration for someone, or is it just an evening with a nice meal or relaxing with friends? Once you have that figured out the rest is easy. So lets say the person is a white wine lover. Next ask if they like Dry medium or sweet wine. Once you get this figured out its all laid out for you. Pick a country, and go from there. The tags in my store are there to help you and will tell you the style of the wine and the dryness and any food pairings you are wanting to pair with. The wine is also laid out from top to bottom on the shelves. Top are the Highest prices and best we have to offer. Second shelve are the middle of the road priced options, and the bottom shelf are the lower priced options and or value priced wines in a larger bottle. Don’t let that bottom shelf fool you though because they have some awesome wines there that people gravitate to all the time, and i do as well. For example the Smoky Bay wines from Australia and retailing for $10.99 and is an exceptional quality for such a small price, and flies off the shelf fast. Well thats all for today folks, but the next time you are shopping in the store, take a peak and see what you find that new and wonderful in the NSLC. See you next week.
“Mary I need your help! Hi my name is Mary Mackay and I am a product specialist with the Nova Scotia liquor Corporation, and I love sharing my product knowledge with everyone who needs me.
I have worked since 1985 with this company and I want to share my information and help others learn as I have about the world of Spirits, Wine and Beer!
Hi Mary I am having corn Beef and cabbage, please help me find a wine for this meal” This meal requires something like a Merlot, or Pinot Noir, something not too heavy. or for you white wine drinkers, Pinot Grigio, Or Riesling will do nicely.
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