Author Archives: tonyaspler

680 NEWS wine reviews, June 22–24, 2018

Rémy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou 2017 This hot weather makes rosé the go-to wine for the patio or outdoor dining. You can’t go wrong with Rémy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou 2017 from the Loire Valley. Pale pink in colour with a bluish … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 698: New Notes

Latest tasting notes. Cipes Blanc de Blanc 2012 (Okanagan Valley – 100% Chardonnay: $46): pale straw colour; active mousse; minerally nose of apples and brioche; light-bodied, dry on the palate with a suggestion of toast and honey and apple and … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, June 15–17, 2018

Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenère 2015 Chile’s vineyards were originally planted in the 1850s with Bordeaux varieties – among them was Carmenère. For 150 years Chilean growers thought they had a clone of Merlot in their vineyards. DNA testing proved it … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, June 8–10, 2018

Susanna Balbo Signature Malbec 2015 Susanna Balbo was Argentina’s first female winemaker. She makes impressive wines in the Uco Valley of Mendoza. Currently at Vintages is her Signature Malbec 2015. Opaque purple in colour, it has earthy, black fruits on … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, June 1–3, 2018

Château d’Aigueville Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2016 The Côtes du Rhône-Villages appellation offers some of the best values in full-bodied dry red wines. Currently on the LCBO’s general product list is Château d’Aigueville Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2016. This blend of Grenache … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 697: Loire Valley

Thursday, May 17: Moira and Martin Malivoire ordered a car for the airport which picked us up first. An Air France flight overnight to Paris. At Charles de Gaulle Airport we had a couple of hours layover before our flight … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, May 25–27, 2018

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Regular listeners to these wine reviews will know by now that I’m a great fan of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region. Just released at Vintages is Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016. Very … Continue reading

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