Tag Archives: Tony Aspler

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 718: Big Head Tasting

Wednesday, April 10th: Andrzej Lipinski invited me to a one-on-one tasting at his Big Head winery.

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680 NEWS wine reviews, April 20–21, 2019

Clos Malverne Le Café Pinotage 2015 Pinotage, South Africa’s signature grape, is a crossing of Burgundy’s Pinot Noir and the Rhône’s Cinsault, first produced in 1925 and originally called Hermitage. An interesting example of the wine made from this grape … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 717: A Taste for BC

Tastings of BC’s CedarCreek and Sperling Vineyards – among other wines. Fattoria di Piazzano Colorino 2015 (Tuscany – $35.95): Opaque purple colour; cedary, spicy, earthy, black cherry bouquet with a light floral note; medium-bodied, dry, floral, cherry flavour with a … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, April 13–14, 2019

Toro Bravo Tempranillo/Merlot 2017 One of the best buys currently on the LCBO’s general product shelves is Toro Bravo Tempranillo Merlot 2017 from Valencia in Spain. Deep ruby in colour, its spicy bouquet of ripe black fruits fairly leaps out … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, April 6–7, 2019

Drappier Brut Nature (Zero Dosage) Pinot Noir Champagne When the family gathers over the Easter holiday treat them to a glass of an exceptionally fine champagne just released at Vintages – Drappier Brut Nature Pinot Noir Champagne. Bright straw in … Continue reading

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