Culinary Countdown: Traditional Method Sparkling Wine

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DECEMBER 5: Traditional Method Sparkling Wine

Celebrate the holidays with family and friends by bringing the bubbly to your next get together. We’re fortunate to have several outstanding traditional method sparkling wines made right here in Nova Scotia, so why not give the gift of local to the wine lover in your life this Christmas?

Wineries that make traditional method sparkling wine: Avondale Sky Winery, Benjamin Bridge, Blomidon Estate Winery, Domaine de Grand PréGaspereau Vineyards, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
Where to Purchase: At local farmers’ markets, from the wineries, select NSLC stores or private wine shops, like Bishop’s Cellar
More Information: Winery Association of Nova Scotia
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About traditional method sparkling wine:

Traditional Method refers to sparkling wines produced by a natural fermentation in the bottle. These wines have fine persistent bubbles. Aging on the yeast lees in the bottle produces complexity, creaminess and celebrated toasty flavours. Each bottle is then hand riddled and hand disgorged to remove sediment.

Always chill sparkling wine to fridge temperatures to enhance retention of bubbles. A flute glass is shaped to retain bubbles. To enhance aroma enjoyment, only fill the glass to 1/3 to 1/2 full.

Most seafood pairs well with sparkling wine. Think oysters, mussels, Nova Scotia lobster. But the pairings don’t stop there – any food with a salty component like potato chips or popcorn maximize the flavours in our sparkling wines.

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