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made in Nova Scotia

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Tideview Cider won four medals at the Great Lakes Cider and Perry Competition.

Made-in-Nova Scotia Tideview Cider recently won four medals at the Great Lakes Cider and Perry Competition in Michigan, the continent’s largest competition of its kind. Tideview Heritage Dry Cider 2007 won a gold medal for Best North American Style Cider and an honourable mention for Best of Show (a category with 130 entrants). Tideview also won a silver medal for Heritage SemiDry 2008 and a bronze medal for Raspberry Cider 2008. Based in the Annapolis Valley, Tideview is working to restore Nova Scotia’s old Acadian cider traditions. Find the ciders downtown in Halifax at Premier Wine and Spirits on Dresden Row, The Bishop’s Cellar on Lower Water Street and Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on Marginal Road.

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Bogside Gallery

•    Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia on Spring Garden Road: Every item is made in the Maritimes. Offerings run the gamut: pottery, pewter, woolens, woodwork, jewellery, Nova Scotia tartan items and clothing.
•    Bogside Gallery in The Hydrostone on Young Street: Unique gifts from East Coast artisans; pottery, pewter, wood and so much more. Open daily.
•    Murphy’s Company Store on Lower Water Street: Handicrafts from Nova Scotian artists, gifts, t-shirts, Anne of Green Gables collectibles, nautical items and souvenirs.

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All but lost in the Old World, the art of mouth-blowing fine hand-cut crystal is alive and well in Halifax. In the NovaScotian Crystal workshop on George Street, expert craftsmen transform molten sand into striking works of functional art. Visit the showroom to see the selection of wine glasses, vases, ornaments and more.