Category Archives: Beer, Wine & Spirits

Nova Scotia has no shortage of delicious drinks – from our light, bright, white wines and award winning traditional method sparklings, to our booming craft beer industry, to apertifs and liquers, there is something for every taste and season!

Little Oak Bar – Halifax, NS

A comfortable chair on a patio, a nice glass of wine or a pint of beer, something to snack on, sunshine, fresh flowers, and companionable silence. A perfect way to pass an afternoon on the Halifax Waterfront. A small, intimate space, a clean, sleek design, a tailored drink list, elegant small plates with a local focus, and great…Read More

Brunch at Durty Nelly’s – Halifax

A few years ago, the day after our wedding, we gathered with friends and family at Durty Nelly's for day drinks and pub fare.  We were a mixed group when it came to age and tastes, but our friends from away always ask to revisit when they're home.We revisited recently following an invitation from Durty…Read More

How to Rock a Day Trip to the Valley

On a late spring day last year, I picked a friend up before sunrise and we hit the road for Wolfville. We wanted to watch the sun come up over the Bay of Fundy (at least I did, my friend is an incredibly good sport). The Annapolis Valley is just 45 minutes from Halifax, a great day-trip…Read More

Three Must-Visit Craft Beer Bars in Paris

The City of Lights is known for many things: artists and intellectuals, history and architecture, wine and cheese, fashion and literature. It's not as well known for its beer. At least it isn't yet. There's an exciting craft beer scene growing in Paris, with beer caves and brewpubs popping up throughout the city. If you're looking…Read More

Hill Farmstead Brewery – Greensboro, VT

"I know they said there would be a line, but it's a Wednesday, and Saint Patrick's Day was yesterday. I'm not worried." We're standing in line at Hill Farmstead, an out of the way brewery in Greensboro. When we pulled up, cars with licence plates from all different states and provinces had overflowed from the parking…Read More