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Dominic Rivard
Works at Muwin Estate Wines LTD
Lives in Nova Scotia, Canada
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New Ross Proud!
A very special visit to Sean’s hometown for our first ever cider article!
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Fruit Wine has its competition, finally!
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Bulwark in the news again!
Germain Bergeron (left) and Dominic Rivard (right). Tika Jacobsen Muwin Estate Wines, the owner of Bulwark Ciders, was founded just five years ago in New Ross. Buried in the Chester Municipal District, New Ross is known as a hidden gem with a dedication to its natural environment and its...
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New cider website is live! Comments welcomed! https://t.co/JCJUOAAhtg
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For us fruit winemakers, working with fruit is not always an easy endeavor. I would dare say that making fruit wine is more difficult and challenging than grape wine. Despite the fact that all fruits will instinctively ferment to some degree under the…
For us fruit winemakers, working with fruit is not always an easy endeavor. I would dare say that making fruit wine is more difficult and challenging than grape wine. Despite the fact that all frui…
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Bulwark Cider - Nova Scotia's Craft Cider!
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Fruit Wines are now in season!
Younger consumers are boosting sales of fruit-flavoured wines in a fast-growing category. Holly Motion reports on the new hybrid cuvée
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My CBC Radio interview this morning...
A new company in New Ross is getting a lot of attention throughout Nova Scotia and around the world. Information Morning speaks with the co-owner of Muwin Estate Wines.
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NS exports! Wines and ciders from Muwin in Asia!
In a small red barn just outside of New Ross, in rural Nova Scotia, business partners Dominic Rivard and Germain Bergeron are crafting cider, fruit wine and liquor with handpicked apples and grapes
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Here is an interesting wine from the Saskatchewan. The province is teeming with creative and quality fruit wine and mead makers and this is a new addition to the Canadian fruit wine spectrum. Wolf Willow Winery is starting to get known and I must say the…
Here is an interesting wine from the Saskatchewan. The province is teeming with creative and quality fruit wine and mead makers and this is a new addition to the Canadian fruit wine spectrum. Wolf …
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Wine Industry Entrepreneur/Winery Owner
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winemaking, writing, public speaking, business strategy, marketing, sales
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  • Muwin Estate Wines LTD
    Winemaker/Owner, 2010 - present
    http://www.muwinestate.com http://www.bulwarkcider.com
  • WinePlanet Consulting
    Wine Industry Entrepreneur, 2007 - present
    http://www.wineplanet.ca
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Introduction

Award winning commercial winemaker, wine distributor/exporterauthor and passionate about wines, ciders and wine industry innovations.

With over 20 years experience in the wine industry, Dominic has been passionately interested in wine since the age of 17 when he started making wine from local fruits and grapes.

After becoming a qualified sommelier, he studied advanced winemaking and oenology and undertook and passed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma with distinctions. He is now studying towards the prestigious Master of Wine accreditation. 

He is a founding director of the Fruit Wines of Canada Association, which was involved in promoting wines and its industry throughout Canada.

Over the last decade, Dominic has been busy running numerous wine production and exportation projects with wineries and wine importers/distributors in Canada, USA, Italy, Spain, UK, Tanzania, Chile, Taiwan, India, Korea, Japan as well as China. 

He has been a speaker on the subject of winemaking and wine marketing at various symposiums throughout the world.

Dominic has been engaged in R&D projects in the industry and has perfected numerous dessert wine production techniques including ice fruit wine cryo-extraction. He specializes in cider, fruit wine, dessert wine and ice wine production and is known in wine industry circles as an authority in fruit wine making.

Dominic has been very active in the burgeoning Asian wine industry as consultant winemaker, wine judge in various countries in Asia including China, India and Thailand.

Presently, Dominic is based out of Nova Scotia, Canada and has taken up sustainable and organic fruit growing and continuing to assist many wineries in their wine production on a consultant basis. He operates his own winery and wine trading company and loves to help other wineries develop award winning wines and ciders.

He is enthusiastic about the developments in the fruit wine and cider industry and its great potential not only locally but on a global basis.

He can also be reached for consulting projects at info@wineplanet.org or called at 1.413.551.9463 and available anywhere in the world.

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Vancouver - Berkley, UK - Montreal - Tonghua - Shanghai - Tianjin - Ottawa - Sept Iles - Ossoyoos - Edmonton - Bangkok - Langley, BC - New Ross, Nova Scotia
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Fruit Wine, Mead and Cider Have Their Competition – Finally!
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Fruit wines, meads and ciders are finally getting their own professionally judged competition. Finally! Until very recently, it has been ver

An Interview with Wildberry Fruit Wines of Wai, India
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Here is a recent interview with Wildberry Fruit Wines of Wai, India. The fruit wine industry is alive and well in India and this short video

Solving the Ellagic Acid Sediment Issue
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Anyone out there who has made raspberry wine or blackberry wine from commercially grown fruit in the Pacific Northwest (BC, Washington, Oreg

Technical Challenges Faced by Fruit Winemakers
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For us fruit winemakers, working with fruit is not always an easy endeavor. I would dare say that making fruit wine is more difficult and ch

Cherry Wines from the Canadian Prairie
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Here is an interesting wine from the Saskatchewan. The province is teeming with creative and quality fruit wine and mead makers and this is

Banana Wine in East Africa
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Banana wine is one of the fastest growing processed products of banana to enter the market in Africa. Like any new product, finding a niche

Beyond the Grape – The rising world of fruit wines
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The wine world is seeing wonderful developments in the fruit wine industry trends are moving beyond the grape, so to speak. A couple of week

Fruit Wines are Coming to Global Wine Scene!
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Fruit wines are coming on the global wine scene! As long-time readers of this site and people active in the wine industry, we all know that

French Fruit Wines?
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At a small supermarket in Raietea, French Polynesia the other day, I noticed a series of fruit wines I have not seen before. I’ll have to tr

How do Fruit Flies find your Wine Glass?
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The warming weather and the outdoor patio wine drinking season starting signals the start of many little pests springing out of nowhere. Unc

8 GREAT WINES MADE FROM FRUITS
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We at dailyfruitwine.com love to share articles that promote and educate wine lovers about fruit wines. This very interesting article by the

15 Tasty Michigan Fruit Wines to Look Out For | The Daily Fruit Wine
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I recently conducted a fruit wine tasting in East Lansing, Michigan for the State's Grape and Wine Conference. Michigan is well known for it

Fruit Based Cider, Driving Growth in the Market!
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Fruit Based Ciders, a growing concern! Fruit ciders are on the up and up acording to industry researched done by the highly read European Su

Wildberry Fruit Wines of Wai, India – Quality First! | The Daily Fruit Wine
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The Wildberry TeamFruit wine is alive and well in India! It has certainly been a while since my last post. I promise to get back into the sw

The World of Fruit Meads (Melomels)
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Mead is the alcohol made by fermenting honey. We already know that fruit and honey are a winning combination: when these two are fermented

Bible Memory Remember Me
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I have hidden your word in my heart. Psalm 119:11Memorize Scripture on the go and let God's Word guide your heart. Remember Me is ideal for

The Sweeter the Better - Thailand Tatler Sept09
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I’m reading Medium Raw on Scribd… A great article written by Dominic Rivard on icewines, fruit wines and exotic wines from many parts of the

Crave and Binge: Two Popular Spanish Dishes to Match With Fruity Wine Va...
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Two Fruit Wine Variants To Recreate Your Normal Dining Experience Paella? Embutido? Jamon? Who wouldn’t recognize these sumptuous dish

Bulwark Ciders Where to find us - Google Maps
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The Fruit (Wines) of our Labors
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Once regarded as a home-spun, delightful rural pastime for the country-loving folk, fruit wine has grown into its britches and is making inr

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