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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Tuesday, January 9 2018
01 · 09

Looking Back and Ahead

Welcome back to Gismondi on Wine as we kick off our 40th year of tastings. It’s been a long journey although in all honesty each year brings so many surprises it makes the voyage painless. You can check out our list of the 50 wines that most inspired us last year as we turn our focus toward the upcoming Vancouver international Wine Festival (also turning 40) led by the countries of Spain and Portugal. If you have a bit of extra time please have a look at our latest videos featuring seven British Columbia wineries: Clos du Soleil, Bench 1775, The Hatch, Phantom Creek Estates, Mirabel Vineyards, Hillside Winery and the Haywire Garnet Valley project. And, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to see what we're tasting and who we're visiting and on Facebook for notifications for our latest posts.

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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 & Anthony Gismondi
by: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Top 10 : Value Wines

Top 10 : Value Wines

We all know them – we’ve even been one ourselves. That person, come January, who swears off alcohol in a New Year, fresh start, liver cleansing, clean living kick. Yes – post-holiday restraint and moderation is a smart and healthy move. But – really?! No wine?!  The thought to us always sounded a bit too – un-moderate. Wine, in many cultures including our homes, is a part of daily life. Grapes are key members of the fruit group after all. Numerous studies have shown that wine – in moderation – leads to a healthy, lengthy, and much more fun life...
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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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