Vintage Canada: The complete reference to Canadian wines

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Canadian wineries have now proven in international competition that they can consistently rival the best wineries in the world. And Canadians are supporting them, buying more Canadian wine than ever before. Responding to the explosive growth in the number and range of Canadian wineries, Tony Aspler now updates his highly popular Vintage Canada, adding more than 40 new Canadian wineries and even more insights into this ever-burgeoning wine industry.

Praised by critics, peers and readers alike, Aspler shares his vast knowledge of Canadian viticulture in this his most comprehensive volume on the subject to date. With profiles Canadian wineries from one end of the country to the other, and tasting notes highlighting the best wine each produces, this book is an invaluable reference for all wine lovers. Vintage Canada sparkles with Aspler’s entertaining, easy to read style and his logical, quickly referenced organization of material.

One of Canada’s most widely read wine writers and perhaps our best known wine expert, Tony Aspler is editor of Winetidings magazine and long-time wine columnist for the Toronto Star. As a consultant and wine judge, he travels extensively to vineyards and wine fairs throughout the world. He is a member of the North American Advisory Board of the Institute of Masters of Wine and lives in Toronto.

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Tony Aspler is the most widely read wine writer in Canada. He has been active on the international wine scene since 1964. As a consultant and wine judge, he makes frequent trips to the vineyards and wine fairs of Europe and the new world and is recognized as the leading authority on Canadian wines.

His previous books include Travels with my Corkscrew, Aligoté to Zinfandel, Tony Aspler’s Wine Lover’s Companion, Tony Aspler’s Dinner Companion (with Jacques Marie), Cellar and Silver (with Rose Murray), The Wine Lover Cooks (with Kathleen Sloan) and Tony Aspler’s International Guide to Wine. He contributed to Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine and the Larousse Encyclopedia of Wine.

He is the editor of Winetidings Magazine and has been the Toronto Star’s wine columnist since 1980. He writes for a variety of wine magazines around the world.

Tony Aspler is a member of the North American Advisory Board of the Institute of Masters of Wine and the organiser of the annual airOntario Wine Awards competition.

He has also created a wine writer detective, Ezra Brant, who has appeared in Blood is Thicker Than Beaujolais, The Beast of Barbaresco and Death on the Douro.

Reach Tony at his website www.tonyaspler.com.

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