Thousands of wines at your fingertips

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



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...

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
Gourmet Recipes
Wine Primer
More Tony Aspler
Tony's Books Tony's Books
Ontario Wine Awards
About Us About Us

E-mail Address or
Forget Password?


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











More What's New  

Enter to Win Sequoia Grove's Ultimate Insider's Tour 

Discover the Wonders of Napa Valley

Given the opportunity, what would you want to discover in scenic and historic Napa Valley? That is the question that Sequoia Grove, the award-winning producer of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, is asking consumers. The consumer who composes the most creative answer – in 100 words or less – will win Sequoia Grove's Ultimate Insider's Tour of Napa Valley.

Perhaps you would like to discover the natural beauty of California's preeminent wine regions. Or maybe you would like to uncover the secrets of world-class winemaking. Or you could seek out the pampered luxury and gourmet dining for which Napa Valley is renowned.

You may have these opportunities and more when you enter to win Sequoia Grove's essay contest. The contest will run from March 15, 2004 to July 15, 2004. A panel of high-profile judges, including Michael Gelman, a wine connoisseur and the Executive Producer of Regis and Kelly, and Richard Nalley, a renowned wine expert, will choose the winner based on participants' answers to the question, "What would you hope to discover on the Ultimate Insider's Tour of Napa Valley?" To enter, visit

The lucky winners will experience a connoisseurs' get-away weekend and receive the ultimate VIP treatment, "Napa style." During this weekend, guests will visit Sequoia Grove's 24-acre vineyard and winery and dine by candlelight in the Valley's first underground cellar with Sequoia Grove's proprietor, Jim Allen. They'll hone their wine knowledge and have the experience of a lifetime as they work side-by-side with Winemaker Michael Trujillo during an actual grape harvest and blending session.

After a hard day's work, the winners will enjoy a crush lunch with the harvest team and then escape to a waterfront afternoon massage. In the evening, they will be rewarded with a gourmet dinner at the magnificent La Toque Restaurant.

The next day, Michael Trujillo will take them on an insider's tour to meet some of Napa Valley's cognoscenti, including winemakers from Joseph Phelps, Cakebread Cellars and Domaine Carneros, where they will enjoy a picnic lunch among the vines.

"Sequoia Grove is one of the pioneers in Napa Valley winemaking. We look forward to hosting the winners and sharing the pleasures of life, Napa Valley style," stated Trujillo.

The trip includes airfare, 2 nights/3 days stay for two at one of Napa Valley's luxurious inn and spas, and the activities above.

Sequoia Grove Vineyards was founded in 1978 by Jim Allen, whose love for European wines inspired him to discover Napa Valley in its early days. His determination has produced elegant, award-winning wines of depth and character ever since.

The winery is nestled on 24 acres of choice Napa Valley vineyards in Rutherford, California, on the site of a 100 year-old farmhouse surrounded by some of the last sequoia trees in the Napa Valley. The 24-acre estate is planted for Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and a small amount of Chardonnay. The Rutherford viticulture district is more than an appellation of Napa Valley. Rutherford is an icon of quality, the standard-bearer for the best fruit. It is the center of Napa Valley, where some of the most sought-after wines in the world are produced.

To enter, visit




More What's New