Cecilia Grallert and Rodrigo Laytte, LG Terroir and Wine Consulting The wine industry in Canada has been growing steadily over time and Nova Scotia is an important region for growth. In our province, development in the wine sector has been increasing rapidly; since the beginning of 2000, many wineries have appeared on the scene with different varieties and wine styles. The main goal of the Terroir Analysis of the Nova Scotia Wine Growing Region 2017 project is to determine which varieties are more suitable for our environmental conditions, specifically for the targeted wine styles. Also, the project seeks areas where improved management decisions in theRead More →

Wine lab under construction at Kentville research centre will help support grape growers, vitners Source: Annapolis County Spectator, KENTVILLE, NS – April 13th, 2018 Research to be conducted in a lab workspace being renovated at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research centre in Kentville could lead to new knowledge and innovations for Nova Scotia’s burgeoning wine industry. A 400 square-metre space is currently being converted into a wine research lab, part of a multi-dimensional research approach in support of Nova Scotia grape growers and vintners. Research scientist Dr. Shawna MacKinnon, a food and wine chemist, has been hired to get the lab set up, overseeRead More →

Government of Canada invests $80 million in the Centre for Plant Health SOURCE: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) via newswire.ca – April 03, 2018, 17:43 ET SIDNEY, BC, April 3, 2018 /CNW/ – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) relies on science to contribute to evidence-based decisions that protect Canada’s food, animal and plant resources. By supporting our country’s remarkable scientists and providing them the facilities they need, we are strengthening science and building a better tomorrow. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, with Anna-Mary Schmidt and André Levesque of the CFIA at the Centre for Plant Health in Sidney, B.C. (CNW Group/Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)) Today, theRead More →