BECOME A MEMBER

Thousands of wines at your fingertips

Search database of wine reviews
Read about wines BEFORE they hit the stores
Match wines with foods

FREE MEMBERSHIP



GET TONY'S NEW EBOOK


TONY'S NOVELS
A gift for the literate wine-lover in your life – who may be you. Tony's murder mystery novels, set in the world of wine, are now available at a discount – autographed.

Find out more...

TUNE IN TO TONY
Listen to Tony

Listen to Tony talk about wine on 680 NEWS radio on Fridays at 10:48 am, on Saturdays at 2:48 am and 9:48 am, and on Sundays at 12:48 am and 1:48 pm.
Tony Aspler
Wine Reviews
Food & Wine Match
Personal Wine Cellar
Pocket Wine Cellar
Articles
Gourmet Recipes
Cocktails
Wine Primer
Links
More Tony Aspler
Tony's Books Tony's Books
Ontario Wine Awards
About Us About Us
Contact
Advertise

MEMBER LOGIN
E-mail Address or
Username
Password
 
Forget Password?
 

FREE MEMBERSHIP

POPULAR ARTICLES
All about sparkling wine Port wine 101 Pairing food and wine Pairing wine and cheese What wine to serve with chocolate Why we like to visit wine country A wine tour of Italy Germany and German wines Wine touring France: Cognac and Bordeaux Wine touring France: Burgundy A tour of California wine country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 WHAT'S NEW

More What's New  

680News wine reviews – March 6–8, 2009 

Chakana Bonarda 2007
You may not have heard of the Bonarda grape but it's the most widely planted variety in Argentina. It also flourishes in the Piedmont region of Italy. The wine I'm recommending today comes from the Mendoza Valley in Argentina. It's Chakana Bonarda – sounds like a song, doesn't it.  Anyway, the vintage is 2007 and it's available at Vintages outlets for $13.95. It's dense purple-black in colour with a nose of mulberries, spice and leather. It's sweet and fruity on the palate with a chocolate flavour and a floral accent. Try it with beef stew or spicy pasta. That's Chakana Bonarda 2007. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($13.95, Vintages #3525)

Ferrari Brut
When you think of sparkling wine from Italy, the first thing that comes to mind is Prosecco from Veneto. But in the northern provinces of Trentino–Alto Adige they make top-flight wines by the champagne method. Ferrari Brut, currently on the LCBO's general product list, is a worthy champagne substitute. Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, it has an active mousse and a minerally, apple bouquet. It's elegant and light on the palate with a grapefruit zestiness. It costs $29.95 a bottle – good deal less than a bottle of champagne. That's Ferrari Brut from Trentino–Alto Adige. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($29.95, LCBO #94607)

 

 

 

More What's New  
 
ALL MATERIAL © TONY ASPLER   WEBSITE BY MEDIRESOURCE INC.
PRIVACY POLICY