Wines Under $20

A little something different this week for Wines Under $20; we find out what two members of Halifax’s Hali-famous like to drink when they get to choose a Wine Under $20. Cassie and Maggie Macdonald are two of the city’s busiest musicians with concert schedules that see them playing on stages throughout the US and Europe as well as here at home. Among their recent accomplishments: they are the 2016 Live Ireland Radio “Singers of the Year” and “New Group of the Year,” the Galaxie Radio Rising Stars, they are Independent Music Awards “World Song of the Year Nominees,” they have multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and an ECMA.

Just back from gigs in Arizona, I asked Cassie MacDonald about the wines that she and Maggie like to share.

“With all the traveling we’ve done the past few years, we’ve had the chance to sample some truly wonderful wines! We were on tour in Austria this past fall and our agent is actually a sommelier, so he made sure we were kept in good cup-any 😉haha. We visited a lovely vineyard in Burganland, Austria called Feiler-Artinger and sampled some truly delicious whites. Maggie and I both agreed our favourite was the “2015 Neuburger” and we took a few of those bottles home to Nova Scotia with us. I’m also a huge fan of the Nova Scotian whites, especially the Gaspereau Muscat, it’s such a treat!” (Peter’s note here: $19.99 at NSLC).

Let’s get the word out where people can hear you while you’re home. You have a great new album out called The Willow Collection and you’re finally getting the chance to introduce it your fans in the Maritimes.

“Maggie and I are so excited to be home.  We’ve been on the road pretty solidly the last two years, so coming home with this new music is very special for us. We’ll be stopping at several of our favourite places throughout Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick on this tour which starts this Friday March 3 at the Old Triangle in Halifax, we then move onto Judique on the 4th, Antigonish on the 5th, Charlottetown on the 10th, Moncton on the 11th and we finish back on the South Shore in LaHave on the 12th! Tickets for all the shows and more info can be found on our website.”

Best of luck and I can’t wait to hear you live again!

“Thanks Peter!”