Tag Archives: Tony Aspler

680 NEWS wine reviews, March 16–17, 2019

Kutjevo Graševina 2017 We don’t often see wines from Croatia at the LCBO but here’s a very tasty white at a good price: Kutjevo Graševina 2017. Graševina is the Croatian name for the Welschriesling grape. Medium straw in colour, it … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 716: A whole lot of tasting going on

On Tuesday, February 19th, I was awarded the Cambridge Food & Wine Society’s “Man of the Year” medal at a ceremony held at the National Club in Toronto. (Very pleased with the honour.) Here are some of the wines I’ve … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, March 9–10, 2019

Kew Marsanne 2016 Marsanne is a grape I usually associate with the Rhone Valley but here’s a great version of this wine from Ontario. Winemaker Philip Dowell at Kew Vineyards has followed up his award-winning 2015 vintage of Marsanne with … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, March 2–3, 2019

Kaiken Ultra Las Rocas Malbec 2016 Argentinian Malbec rules the roost at Vintages it seems. The latest offering that’s well worth your attention is Kaiken Ultra Rocas Malbec 2016 from Mendoza. Dense purple in colour, it has a cedary, blackberry … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, February 23–24, 2019

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2017 New Zealand’s Oyster Bay in Marlborough has been Ontarians’ go-to winery for well-priced, tasty Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Currently at Vintages is the 2017 vintage of Oyster Bay Pinot Noir. Medium ruby colour with … Continue reading

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