Ready for patio season? We are too! Join us at our spring and summer events listed below

PEI FESTIVAL OF WINES – Prestige Tasting | May 23, 2019

Location: Eastlink Trade Centre
Event Time: 7:00–10:00 pm
Information: Look forward to a relaxed, intimate evening of wine tasting and exploration. To round out this exclusive tasting, there will be terroir tastings where winery principals—including our very own Sumi Gebauer from Villa Wolf—will guide you through every aspect of an iconic wine and pair it with local foods prepared by talented Island chefs.

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PEI FESTIVAL OF WINES – Grand Tastings | May 24–25, 2019

Location: Eastlink Trade Centre
Event Times:
May 24 7:00–10:00 pm
May 25 7:00–10:00 pm
Information: Come visit our table and taste wines from around the world! Savour a little European fare with wines from our German suppliers Dr. Loosen, Baden, and Relax. Enjoy the southern sunshine with Italian wines from Ethica, Brancaia, and Rivera, or Spanish wines from Pares Balta, then spice it up with new world flavours from Argentina’s Dona Paula, Australia’s Little Things, Canada’s Malivoire, Chile’s Vina Carmen, and USA’s Cline, Delicato, and Don Sebastiani and Sons.

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Newfoundland Beer Expo | May 24–25, 2019

Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s Conference Centre
Event Times: 7:00–10:00 pm
Information: Gather your friends and like-minded beer enthusiasts and come sample Pump House and Red Racer’s summer favourites!

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Atlantic Beer Festival | May 24–25, 2019

Location: Moncton Coliseum
Event Times:
May 24 7:30–10:00 pm
May 25 2:30–5:00 pm, 7:30–10:00 pm
Information: Kick off the summer season at New Brunswick’s premier beer festival where we’ll be sampling Red Racer and Amsterdam Beer’s finest! Pump House will be there too, bringing the best of New Brunswick’s craft brew. Feeling adventurous? Branch out from beer and try Pop Shoppe’s nostalgic coolers and Girls’ Night Out Sangria!

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FestiVin | May 31–June 1, 2019

Location: UNI Financial Cooperation Hall, Carrefour de la mer de Caraquet
Event Times:
May 31 7:00 pm
June 1 1:00–3.30 pm, 7:00 pm
Information: Get set to experiment and taste a wide array of flavours! Visit our table where we’ll be pouring wines from Yalumba, Cline Farmhouse, Pares Balta, and Vina Carmen. Expand your wine knowledge at the Friday and Saturday tastings, then dance the night away at the Saturday evening DJ event. Feeling fancy? Grab a VIP ticket and enjoy a unique FestiVin experience with a selection of fine wines and local treats.

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Halifax Seaport Beerfest | August 9–10, 2019

Location: Cunard Centre, Halifax Seaport
Event Times: Stay tuned for details!
Information: Join us for the 13th annual Halifax Seaport Beerfest! This beer fest is Atlantic Canada’s largest beer event and one of the top beer fests nationally. Armed with a souvenir mug, attendees can sample over 300 craft beers and ciders from around the world. The festival includes food trucks and a 400′ waterfront patio to relax on.

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“Join us at the following winter events, listed below, in Atlantic Canada. Be sure to save the dates!

IMBIBE – Savour Food & Wine Show Event | February 7, 2019
Location: The Lord Nelson Hotel| 1515 South Park St. Halifax, NS Event Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Information: A True Cocktail Event! Head out on the town for a legendary evening at Imbibe. We’ve brought together Nova Scotia’s best mixologists for one night only to create an evening filled with over 30 delicious sample size cocktails made by the very best just for you. Over 25 restaurant/bars and the NSLC will be shaking up the best cocktails on their books for your entertainment.

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RARE AND FINE WINE – Savour Food & Wine Show Event | February 15, 2019
Location: Compass Room, Casino Nova Scotia| 1983 Upper Water St., Halifax, NS Event
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Information: An evening for the true wine lover! Quench your wine palate with world class wines from Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa Valley, Piedmonte, Veneto, and Tuscany, amongst others. Relax to live jazz as you sample from our selection of over 40 wines, rated 90 points and above by the world’s major wine publications, that have never been available before in Nova Scotia! All wines are poured in Riedel Glassware, accompanied by decadent hors d’oeuvres while overlooking the Halifax Harbour with live jazz music. Throughout the night Bishop’s Cellar staff will be on hand to help you purchase any wines with which you fell in love. ** Premium ticket holders will be granted a premium experience; including early entrance to the event at 6 pm, along with a special Riedel glass to keep.

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Rare and Fine Wine 2018

CRAFT BEER COTTAGE PARTY – Savour Food & Wine Show Event | February 16, 2019
Location: Halifax Seaport Farmers Market | 1209 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS Event
Event Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Head back to those long summer days by the lake at our Craft Beer Cottage Party! Sample beers from local and nearby craft breweries while you play a game of washer toss; or chill in an Adirondack chair and listen the sweet live band. There will be picnic tables and delicious beer-friendly food available for purchase. Ticket price includes unlimited beer samples. Bring your best plaid and your best beard!

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SAVOUR FOOD & WINE SHOW | February 28, 2019
Location: Halifax Convention Centre (Nova Centre) |Market St, Halifax, NS Event Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

The food and wine event of the year! Let the connoisseur in you shine at the Savour Food & Wine Show, Atlantic Canada’s premier food and wine event! In its 16th year, the event showcases over 80 of Nova Scotia’s finest restaurants, wines and beverages. Take in the evening and let your taste buds run wild as you explore samples of delectable foods, legendary cocktails and fine wine presented by Nova Scotia’s finest.

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NSLC Festival of Whisky Grand Tastings| March 2, 2019
Location: The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel | 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS
Event Times: 2:00pm – 4:30pm & 7:00pm- 9:30pm

Discover the world of whisky at Nova Scotia’s signature whisky experience. The NSLC Festival of Whisky 2019 includes the highly anticipated Grand Tastings, featuring more than 180 whiskies, as well as a schedule filled with dinner events and educational seminars to help build your knowledge of whisky. There’s something for everyone, from the curious newcomer to the whisky connoisseur.

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DECADENCE – Savour Food & Wine Show Event | March 7, 2019
Location: Prince George Hotel | 1725 Market St., Halifax, NS
Event Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Join us for an evening of pure indulgence at the Prince George Hotel. A night filled with delectable dishes and luscious desserts, paired with fine wines from Nova Scotia and around the world. Discover how the perfect wine pairings enhance both the sweet and savoury creations crafted by Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Culinary Arts students. Discover your favorite wine and food match and come back for more! All dishes are designed and prepared by students of the NSCC Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts programs, under the direction of their chef-instructors; students are on hand to serve and explain the dishes as you enjoy a decadent night out in downtown Halifax.

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Halifax Seaport Beerfest | August 10-11, 2018
Location: Cunard Centre | Halifax, NS
961 Marginal Road

3 Tasting Sessions:

Friday August 10, 2018| 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday August 11, 2018 | 2:00pm – 4:30pm & 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Atlantic Canada’s largest gathering of Craft Beer, Imports & Cider! Breweries and agents representing over 110 producers will be on hand to sample and discuss over 300 unique products. Now in its 12th year, this is one of Halifax’s top summer festivals and an event not to be missed.

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NSLC Festival of Wines | September 28-29, 2018
Location: Cunard Centre| Halifax, NS
961 Marginal Road

Grand Tasting Sessions:
Friday September 28, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm & 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday September 29, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm & 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Discover the wines of North America and beyond at Nova Scotia’s signature wine experience. This event is a wonderful way to enhance your knowledge of wine and sample exclusive products you won’t find anywhere else. There are over 350 wines to try from North America and around the world. Guests can purchase wines on-site or have products delivered to the NSLC of their choice for no charge.

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World Wine & Food Expo | Nov 2-3, 2018
Location: Moncton Coliseum | Moncton, NB |
377 Killam Drive

Grand Tasting Sessions:
Friday November 2, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm & 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday November 3, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm & 7:00pm – 10:00pm

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Beer Expo | May 11 & 12, 2018
Location: Delta St. John’s Hotel | St. John’s, NL
Event Time(s): 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Tickets On Sale Friday, April 6, 2018

Join hundreds of beer lovers at NLC’s annual Beer Expo and celebrate with our favorite breweries. This event features over 150 different beer & ciders from around the world, pouring a number of new products, local & seasonal offerings and a selection of products back by popular demand. This event is a great opportunity to learn about beer and find the perfect one for you!

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The Festival of Wines, PEI | May 24 – 26, 2018
Location: Eastlink Centre| Charlottetown, PE
46 Kensington Road

This year’s featured region is Chile!

Prestige Tasting:
Thursday May 24, 2018 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Prestige is the Island’s new and exclusive fine wine tasting experience. The PEI Festival of Wines invites you to indulge in exceptional wines and interact with winemakers, winery staff and agents in an intimate atmosphere. Sample over 325 wines from the world’s most reputed wine regions, including 75 carefully-selected, limited vintages available only at Prestige.

Grand Tastings:
Friday May 25 & Saturday May 26, 2018.
Event Times: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Sample over 250 varieties of new and limited quantity wines and food pairings at PEI’s largest wine tasting event.

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Atlantic Beer Festival | May 25 – 26, 2018
Location: Moncton Coliseum| Moncton, NB
377 Killam Drive, Moncton, NB E1C 3T1

3 Tasting Sessions:
Friday May 25, 2018 | 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Saturday May 26, 2018 | 2:30pm – 5:00pm & 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Over 70 Breweries and 150 Different Beers

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Catena Zapata, pioneers of high altitude Malbec, have been named Best Argentine Winery for 2017 at the first Extraordinary Winery Awards presented by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate in conjunction with the release of the MICHELIN Guide 2018. The inaugural awards ceremony took place on October 30th in New York City’s Ziegfeld Ballroom.

Third and fourth generation vintners, Nicolas and daughter Dr. Laura Catena, who is Director of Catena Zapata, were in New York to receive the special award. The father-daughter duo have been paramount in elevating their country’s reputation as a serious wine region and are a driving force behind bringing Argentine wines to the world stage. It is Laura and Nicolas’ dream to see Catena wines stand amongst the greatest in the world, and this award is further proof that such a dream has become reality.

The Catena family have shared how immensely honoured they feel to be named the Best Argentine Winery 2017 by such prestigious and highly respected figures in the world of wine.

The Extraordinary Winery Awards are a new venture from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (RPWA), which aim to showcase producers from each major wine region that “stand qualitatively above all others.” Judging is led by Robert M. Parker Jr. and Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW in addition to the RPWA Review team. Criteria includes the number of 96-100* point wines and their cumulative score within the last year, consistency and improvement over the previous five years, and the RPWA team’s assessment of the region.

Catena Zapata has hit some incredible milestones over the last few years. Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2012 received a perfect 100-point score and Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay 2014 received 99 points by James Suckling; Catena White Bones Chardonnay 2013 was named White Wine of the Year by Tim Atkin, MW; and Wines of Argentina awarded Nicolás Catena as the Argentine Wine Personality of the Past 10 Years. With Best Argentine Winery added to the mix, the list of accolades is sure to continue growing in years to come.