NSLC Festival of Wines marks 21 years of great wine

NSLC Festival of Wines 2016 marks 21 years of great wine

Halifax, August 18, 2016: Tickets went on sale this week for Nova Scotia’s biggest wine festival. Now in its 21st year, The NSLC Festival of Wines 2016 – previously known as the Port of Wines Festival - will be the Corporation’s most ambitious yet and will include eight distinct events from Tuesday September 20th to Saturday September 24th.  This year’s theme is Old World/New World wines.

In addition to the ever-popular Grand Tastings on Friday and Saturday, there will be an Old World Dinner on Tuesday evening at the Bicycle Thief Restaurant, a New World Dinner at Lot Six, a Port by NSLC Tasting at the Casino on Wednesday, and a Festival Gala in support of Symphony Nova Scotia on Thursday. The festival will feature 360 wines from around the world, including plenty of locally-produced selections.

“Our goal is to provide an opportunity for Nova Scotians to learn about and try some great wines that they might never have tried before,” says Tim Pellerin, Vice President of Customer Strategy. “It’s a chance to discover new favorites, and learn about the differences and similarities that define great wines, from ‘Old World’ countries who have been producing for centuries, and from those ‘New World’ countries who have made a name for themselves in just a few decades.”

Representatives from hundreds of celebrated wine producers will be in Halifax to participate in festival tastings. Two high-profile representatives in particular will preside over the dinner events. Italian (Old World) producer Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, which markets wines from six distinct Tuscan estates, will bring an incredible 700 years of winemaking knowledge and several vintages to the Old World Dinner. Australian (New World) producer McGuigan, now entering its fourth generation of winemaking, will be presenting contemporary vintages from the famed Hunter Valley Region at the New World Dinner.

The Festival will also leverage the popularity of the new Port by NSLC store that opened last April in downtown Halifax. Thanks to regular tasting events and the network’s largest sampling station, the Port’s customer base continues to grow. The new Port Tasting event during the festival will build on that growing demand for more product education in relation to NSLC’s impressive selection of unique and premium products.

Tickets for the Festival of Wines are expected to move quickly. For more information visit mynslc.com

About the NSLC

For over eighty years, the NSLC has been managing the safe and responsible sale of beverage alcohol in Nova Scotia, returning 100% of its profits to government to help fund key public services. As a true partner in our communities, the NSLC conducts its business with integrity, and respect for the environment, while supporting the sale of more than $190 million in locally-produced products every year.

For more information please contact:
Denise Corra
Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
Phone: (902) 450-5920
Email: denise.corra@mynslc.com



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