Author Archives: tonyaspler

Words and Whiskey with Donal O’Gallachoir of Glendalough Distillery

This is a guest article by Tod Stewart, contributing editor of Quench magazine. I may be starting to repeat myself, but some things are worth repeating. In this case it’s that there is a continuing reinvention/renaissance of the Irish whiskey … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 780: Karlo Estates, Prince Edward County

Sherry Karlo, proprietor of Karlo Estates in Prince Edward County, was kind enough to send me the following wines:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 779: Commisso Winery at Villa Bacchus

Villa Bacchus is a 32-acre estate winery and Bed & Breakfast located on the 75-year-old Commisso farm at the top of the Niagara Escarpment. The winemaker is Andrzej Lipinski, who owns Big Head Wines and is renowned for his appassimento … Continue reading

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The Top 15 Wines from Ontario I Tasted in 2020

The Top 14 15 wines from Ontario I tasted in 2020: Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2018 Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2018 Bachelder Lowrey Pinot Noir 1984 Plantation Old Vines 2018 Henry of Pelham … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 778: Webinar to Lebanon

December 1st: Participated in a webinar entitled “Lebanese Wine Heritage to Canada,” with Toronto sommelier Christina Brown. The purpose of the webinar was to enlighten wine producers in Lebanon about the LCBO and how to access it. We had both … Continue reading

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