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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 777: BC Bubblies

Tuesday, November 24th: A Zoom tasting with winemaker Darryl Brooker, head winemaker for the Mission Hill Family Estates group. Daryl had sent me four sparkling wines by four wineries owned by Anthony von Mandl.

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 776: Médoc Webinar

On November 17th, I participated in a Zoom webinar on the wines of the Médoc conducted by the Montreal sommelier Veronique Rivest, with one wine from each of the region’s eight appellations. (All the wines were deep ruby in colour.)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 775: Le Grand Clos & CedarCreek Pinots

Tuesday, November 10th: Thomas Bachelder, the winemaker for Clos Jordanne (as well as Domaine Queylus and his own Bachelder label) invited Rick Van Sickle and me to lunch at the St. Catharines Club to taste the 2018 vintage of Clos … Continue reading

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Five Minutes More

My latest book is out now and available for you to buy! Click on the picture or go to https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=tony+aspler&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

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Unleashed from the East

This is a guest post by Tod Stewart, Contributing Editor, Quench magazine. Perhaps those most caught off guard by the surge in popularity of Japan’s whiskies were Japanese whisky makers. When the 2013 Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask was named … Continue reading

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