Tag Archives: Tony Aspler

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 760: Mission Hill Winery (West Kelowna, BC)

I tasted my way through 18 wines from Mission Hill in the Okanagan:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 759: Austrian Wine Webinar

Thursday, May 7th: The Austrian Wine On-Line Round Table, ably chaired by John Szabo, featured four Toronto sommeliers discussing six wines (one of which didn’t show up in my package, unfortunately). Here are my notes: Tement Sauvignon Blanc Ehrenhausen Muschelkalk … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 758: The Foreign Affair (Vineland Station, Ontario)

The folks at The Foreign Affair sent over bunch of wines for me to taste – which was most appreciated – especially in this locked-down time.

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Wine of the Week for April 13, 2020

Escudo Rojo Carmenere Reserva 2018 (Chile – $17 at Vintages, #14058) Dense purple colour that stains the glass; cedary, toasty, blackcurrant bouquet; medium to full-bodied, juicy and fruity blackcurrant and black plum flavours with well-integrated oak and ripe tannins. Great … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 757: Tasting with Thomas

Monday, April 6th: Thomas Bachelder arranged for me to have a virtual tasting via Zoom of his Spring release. Here’s his initial email: A note on the “Niagara Chardonnay 3-Terroirs Project:” Making these wines was a thrill for me, and … Continue reading

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