Jan 24 2013

Nova Scotia wine, after dark

My wife works at a vineyard owned by Jöst (pronounced Yost, to rhyme with “most”). We’ve had a few bottles of this — it’s not horrible. So, apparently, has Jay Leno.

Such feminist misandry — making wine out of foreskins! Those castrating Canucks! Someone call the Canadian consulate and have them issue a warning about roving bands of feminists taking over our country!

What’s that, dear? They “ferment four varieties of grapes in the skins”? Well, okay, slightly clever. Gimmicky but clever.


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  1. 1
    Stephanie Zvan

    It’s quite tasty, in fact. A cold-climate wine that warm-climate wine drinkers should appreciate.

  2. 2

    Do you need a mohel to open the bottle?

    When we ran out of wine at a decidedly low-rent (but fun!) wine and cheese party, we had one of the cabbies bootleg us a big bottle of the Jost Chablis. Perhaps it’s just because we were three sheets and a mattress to the wind, but it was pretty darn good. I’ll have to see if this is available here in Ontario.

  3. 3

    Having grown up in NS I wondered how I never heard of this wine or place? Then I realized that back then if it wasn’t beer or rum I wasn’t interested. And the closest I ever got to that area was Debert or Pictou.

    The next time I get back I’ll give it a try.

  4. 4

    I’m upset that you tricked me into watching a Jay Leno clip. How do people find him funny?

  5. 5

    I often find Jost a bit too sweet, but other than that, it’s not bad at all. Good local wine that I don’t get to drink as often as I’d like.

  6. 6
    Argle Bargle

    My problem with wines produced in non-Californian North America is they all have that foxy concord grape taste, the goût à Welches.

  7. 7

    “Jöst (pronounced Yost, to rhyme with “most”)”

    It actually *should* sound more like “Yurst”, if it’s from German.I like their sangria.

  8. 8

    Actually, do you get New Brunswick wine in Nova Scotia?

    The Magnetic Hill Winery out of Moncton makes a strawberry rhubarb wine called “Evangeline Blanc” which is pretty amazing.

  9. 9

    LOVE Nova Scotia! Have only been there once but spent 8 days and visited as many places as I could; unfortunately, I didn’t get to a winery. Next time I shall make it a priority.

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