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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Saturday, May 6 2017
05 · 06

Our National Wine Awards

As some of Canada’s wineries prepare for another showing at Canada House in London next week, we would remind all Canadian wineries that shipping deadlines for the 2017 Wine Align National Wine Awards are fast approaching, especially in the west. International recognition is key to any wineries success but remember the wine world always wants to know where you stand at home. The Nationals have become the yardstick by which all Canadian wines are measured so make sure you are represented in Nova Scotia this June. In the meantime our current Cheese Dream is L ‘Edel de Cleron, our Top Ten features New Zealand sauvignon blanc with BC spot prawn wines on deck and please check out our latest video on the origins of Kiwi sauvignon blanc and at the same time like our Facebook page.

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Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
by: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Top Ten : Top Drop

Top Ten : Top Drop

This week was the first spring edition of Top Drop Vancouver.The popular, purposefully-small, independent, annual wine festival has previously taken place in the autumn. Now in its forth vintage, the two-day fete combines the collective brainpower of some of Vancouver’s top palates across a series of tastings, seminars and dinners for both trade and public. Spearheaded by Kurtis Kolt and Jeff Curry, and supported by a cadre of passionate wine-trade volunteers, the event reads like a well-edited wine list: concise, adventuresome, exciting...
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Treve Ring
From the TreveHouseby: Treve Ring
The Prosecco Position

The Prosecco Position

Prosecco scoffer, yeah? Too sweet, too simple, too commercial? You’re just drinking from the wrong bottles, friend. Prosecco may be the most successful sparkling wine tale in the world, and it’s no secret why. Basic prosecco is cheap, cheerful, plentiful, easy, and even easier to drink. It’s light-bodied, low alcohol, alluringly sweet, charmingly fragrant (pear, apple, florals), and – giant benefit – bubbles. In 2010, about 130m bottles were sold, and by 2015 sales had jumped to 306m bottles, at a striking retail value of 515 million Euros...
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Allison Spurrell
Cheese Pleaseby: Allison Spurrell
Fromager d’Affinois

Fromager d’Affinois

I tend to have a fondness for traditional cheeses.  It is fascinating to trace a cheese to the exact town it originated in, and learn about generations of a family that have lived there and worked to keep the integrity of the cheese alive. The basics of cheese making are still the same, often as they might have been a hundred years ago. Certainly some equipment has been updated, but many people working as cheese makers today would be using similar methods as a cheese maker in the distant past. It is nice to think that we can taste the same amazing flavours in a traditionally made cheese that you might have tasted if you were living in the countryside centuries ago...
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