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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Tuesday, January 23 2018
01 · 23

Is the best pinot project on the planet in BC?

Welcome back to Gismondi on Wine. We kick off 2018 with a new article from guest contributor Janet Dorozynski. You can read about her recent visit to Martin’s Lane (and her bio) along with tasting notes from the GOW team. We hope to welcome other guest contributors this year as we expand our reach to cover the most interesting projects in wine worldwide. Don’t missed our list of the 50 wines that most inspired us last year and watch out for our continuing coverage of 40th Vancouver international Wine Festival led by the countries of Spain and Portugal. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to see what we're tasting and who we're visiting and on Facebook for notifications via our latest posts.

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Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
by: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Top 10 : Spanish Whites

Top 10 : Spanish Whites

Spain captures sunshine in a glass, and in the case of whites, reflects it back via bright, fruity wines. Though predominantly a red-wine country, Spanish white wines offer intriguging flavours (exotic peach, herbal stone fruits, pithy spicing) and amazing value.  Whether crisp and light, from the Atlantic Coast's Rias Baixas, to ripe and richer styles from central and southern regions, the wines are as diverse as Spain itself. Now that producers are paying closer attention to match grapes to site, the white wines are better than ever...
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Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
by: Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
50 Wines That Inspired us in 2017

50 Wines That Inspired us in 2017

What, another list? It's true, though we review wines for a living and taste everyday of the year so the passing of one year to the next is a perfect time for reflection. This year Treve and I decided to each select our twenty-five most memorable wines, wines that turned our heads and made a major impression on us in 2017. The notes, scores and pricing reflect our thinking at the time of tasting. This is certainly not a list of our top scoring wines of the year. We do note that scoring wines has become a huge issue in the global wine community with many calling for an end to awarding points...
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Treve Ring
From the TreveHouseby: Treve Ring
Champagne Annual 2018

Champagne Annual 2018

Yes, we drink Champagne year-round at GOW, but it feels like the fizz flows much more freely during the festive season. Celebrations just go better with bubble, and while there is a sea to choose from outside of Champagne, there is no denying that there is something unique about the Champagne region of France that makes its wines stand above the rest. The chalky soils, the fringe cool climate, the noble grapes, the hundreds of years of history, and the Champenoise themselves - all contribute to the terroir of this charmed place. When they're good, the wines feel almost magical, with an ethereal lightness of being (the bubbles help) combined with a depth of flavours that only time (autolysis) and structure (climate, grapes, soils) can create...
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