We’ll drink to that

Did you know that –

International wine tasters just love product concocted from Nova Scotia maple syrup.

Gaspereau Maple Wine, from Gaspereau Vineyards near Wolfville, won double gold at the 2010 Tasters Guild International wine competition that was held May 8-9 at Grand Rapids, Mich.

We’ll have to try it. There were other awards too.

Gina Haverstock, Gasperau’s winemaker… said it was also exciting to receive gold medals for the vineyard’s 2008 Castel, 2008 Lucie Kuhlman (Barrel Select) and its Crescendo sparkling wine.

David Beardsall, winemaker at Malagash’s Jost Vineyards, said he was delighted that Jost’s 2008 Valley Roads Leon Millot won a gold medal at the competition, along with a silver medal for the 2009 Valley Roads L’Acadie Muscat.

“It shows that the Nova Scotia growers are doing a great job,” he said in a news release.

LATER: Since this post we have been sent a press release by Muir Murray Estate Winery, another local winery, which also won awards but was not mentioned in the article linked above.

Muir Murray Estate Winery sent a selection of their wines to the International Tasters Guild Wine Competition, which is held each year in the United States. Muir Murray Estate Winery received a Gold Medal for their 2008 Vidal Icewine “Solstice”, a Gold Medal for their 2009 Fundy Tide, Silver Medal for their 1755 Reserve and a Bronze Medal for 2008 Eagles Soar.

The full text of this press release can be found here.

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One response to “We’ll drink to that

  1. Not just ice wines! Muir Murray also does a nice job on reds. I enjoy their Black Walnut!