Canada’s premiere wine writer, The Wine Guy, Tony Aspler talks to Joseph Planta about his new book, Tony Aspler’s Cellar Book: How to Design, Build, Stock and Manage Your Wine Cellar Wherever You Are (Random House Canada, 2009); as well, Aspler discusses his wine habits, what wine to serve with hot dogs, and his having had dinner at Rideau Hall recently with fellow guests, Charles and Camilla.
|Tony Aspler’s Cellar Book: How to Design, Build, Stock and Manage Your Wine Cellar Wherever You Are by Tony Aspler. (Random House Canada, 2009) Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Tony Aspler’s Cellar Book|
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Tony Aspler is Canada’s premiere wine writer. He’s known as ‘The Wine Guy,’ what with his prolific writing on wine for over thirty years. He was a wine columnist at the Toronto Star for over twenty years, and he’s written fifteen books on food and wine. He was on three years ago for The Wine Atlas of Canada, and now he’s out with Tony Aspler’s Cellar Book: How to Design, Build, Stock and Manage Your Wine Cellar Wherever You Are. I don’t drink wine; I guess I don’t have a taste for it, but I enjoyed this book, as it tells Tony’s story about his love for wine, and this sort of adventure he’s had building a wine cellar. He lives in a condominium in Toronto, not somewhere you’d think a wine cellar were apt for. He pulls it off and tells how in this book. Also, you’ll find recommendations, as well as reference material to help with one’s wine vocabulary, and how to match food with wine. The book is published by Random House. The website for more is www.tonyaspler.com. Tony Aspler is a member of the Order of Canada, and is a director of the Canadian Wine Library. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Tony Aspler; Good morning, Mr. Aspler.