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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Wednesday, April 11 2018
04 · 11

Spring at GOW

Treve is in London tasting at the International Wine Challenge while I hold down the office amid ever-changing cool, wet, sunny, warm, spring weather in Vancouver. If you are ready to slowly move off those rich winter reds to something just a little lighter and springier, follow along as we post wines to usher in spring. Meanwhile, we are working our way through many of the rosés about to flood the market, hopefully along with some sunshine. If you haven’t noticed, we just passed through 27,000 published wine reviews at GOW, leaving us among only handful of folks worldwide with the depth and experience of tasting every single day. In the coming weeks, we will be launching an additional level of scrutiny to GOW wine reviews, by further noting select bottles as “Real Wine.” Stay tuned for the story, our definition, our hunt for authenticity, and the roll out.

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From the TreveHouseby: Treve Ring
Top 10 : White Pinots

Top 10 : White Pinots

As you could probably tell by the name, pinot gris and pinot blanc are related. These two whites are both colour mutations of red pinot (oui, that's noir). The pinot noir grape contains ample active anthocyanins, one of the contributors to colour. Pinot blanc's anthocyanins are inactive, while pinot gris' mutation lands somewhere in the middle between noir and blanc (black and white). Fittingly, gris is French for gray.  Colour and family tree aside, pinot gris and blanc share characteristic orchard fruits and preferred growing conditions, though blanc softer, rounder on the palate, with less acidity than it's brighter gris kin...
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Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
by: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Vancouver International Wine Festival Intel

Vancouver International Wine Festival Intel

Over the past couple of months we've been tasting and preparing for this week, and the 40th edition of the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Here is a recap of our coverage, highlighting theme regions Spain and Portugal. We'll see you there all week. Top Ten Booths to visit at VIWF 2018 Cava is Putting Down Roots Top Ten Portuguese Reds Top Ten Spanish Reds Grapes : Tempranillo Spotlight Spain: Ribero del Duero Top Ten Iberian Wine Stars at VIWF Top Ten Portugese Whites Top Ten Spanish Whites Top Ten Port Top Ten Sherry For last minute ticket requests go to vanwinefest...
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Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
by: Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
Top Ten: Best Booths 2018 VIWF

Top Ten: Best Booths 2018 VIWF

Every year over 175 wineries come to the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Some come prepared to blow you away with special wines, and new releases, and we pour over the spreadsheet in advance to see who is bringing the goods. This week we chose our top ten 'must visit' booths, highlighting wineries who are making the most of their time in the tasting room, so you can make the most of your time there. Over the past 40 years there has been a sea change in the global wine landscape, making it harder than ever to draw the best to Vancouver for a week...
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