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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Monday, November 20 2017
11 · 20

Sparkling Holiday Tips

We are back for a few days and working hard on a big December lineup. I have one last trip to France in December but in the meantime we will be publishing a wide array of new tasting notes, two features on global sparkling wines, (December 4) and Champagne (December 11), and several Top Ten List shopping guides for the holiday season. If you haven't visited us in a while, please have a look at our latest series of videos featuring British Columbian wineries. Before the end of the year we will feature seven very different approaches to discovering the growing enthusiasm for making wines that are from B.C. and nowhere else at : Clos du Soleil, Bench 1775The HatchPhantom Creek EstatesMirabel Vineyards, Hillside Winery (Nov 27) and Haywire. We also invite you to join us on Facebook, it's the soonest you'll be notified when new stories and lists are posted to this website. It's also where you can find exclusive content and give us your feedback, or follow us on Instagram to see what we're tasting and who we're visiting.

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People : Trapiche

People : Trapiche

Though Trapiche, pronounced tra-peach-chay, is intrinsic with Argentina's New World of winemaking, it's worth remembering that this iconic winery was established in 1883, making it one of Argentina's oldest wineries. When Tiburcio Benegas bought a 250-hectare property containing a small vineyard in the Andean foothills in Mendoza, and named the property El Trapiche, little did he know that it would one day be the country’s leading fine wine exporter, and one of the most famous wine names in the world. Over the 130 years that followed, the property continued to grow in holdings and prestige, receiving its first international award in Paris in 1889, and raising the standard for Argentina’s wines and the presence of malbec on the global market...
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Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
by: Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
Top Ten : Holiday Party Wines

Top Ten : Holiday Party Wines

Last week we published a list of wines for anyone planning an office party in the Vancouver Sun. The list goes beyond the office however; it will work for anyone planning a large party this holiday season, especially if you are hoping to save a few bucks on the wine but not give in on quality. It's no easy task, but here are ten diverse selections, available in government liquor stores, that should cover all the palates in the room including the nerdiest of wine drinkers. This list has current prices, but you can expect them to fluctuate throughout the holidays as suppliers put them on and off limited time offers or LTOs...
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Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
by: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Top 10 : Gamay

Top 10 : Gamay

The third Thursday of every November is when humble gamay is on display. Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivée! This unique annual event is when many folks around the globe get their only taste of gamay for the year. And sadly, it's the baby-fresh Bojo Novo that impresses on their memory. This youthful wine is speedily made from grapes harvested just weeks prior, barely through carbonic fermentation in stainless steel, before being bottled and expedited by air to markets everywhere (with a bullet train to Japan, today Beaujolais Nouveau's biggest and most enthusiastic market)...
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