The in-house sommelier Alanna McIntyre is the one to consult for what’s good in wines, both international and local. For The Coast’s Green Halifax she explained why Nova Scotia white wines are especially fine. “Our grapes retain a vibrant acidity…for aromatic whites,” due to the cooler weather. Though wine is their niche, it isn’t all you’ll find at Bishop’s Cellar, a liquor resource with a mandate to offer bottles---including whiskey, vodka and more---unavailable at the NSLC.
First Runner-up: Port of Wines
Second Runner-up: Premier Wines and Spirits