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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Wednesday, January 6 2016
01 · 06

In with the New

Welcome 2016. It's a new year, and time for setting goals. Our GOW goal is to focus on wines that matter. We've always been promoting singular, interesting wines, wines from a place, wines with a story. These are what are important to us and this year we're renewed in our efforts to bring you even more. In BC, that means shining a stronger light on products outside of the BCLS system and ones from private stores and independent wineries. We will continue to travel and taste around the wine world, getting a global perspective on what is really happening, and sharing that with you. In the next six weeks we will be in New Zealand, California and Argentina, all before we settle back in the city for Vancouver International Wine Festival. Up until then, keep an eye on our Italian focus, with dozens of new Italian wine reviews queued before VIWF kicks off on February 20. Follow along on Instagram & Twitter to see what's in the glass. 

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Treve Ring
From the TreveHouseby: Treve Ring
Ricasoli - 32 Generations Proud

Ricasoli - 32 Generations Proud

When we muse about carrying on the family business in North America, we generally collectively refer to the second or third generation. “My dad was a farmer and I’ve taken over the family farm.”  If you’re tracing your inherited career back to your great-grandparents, you’re a rarity. Try to imagine being the 32nd generation family member of Tuscany’s Barone Ricasoli. That’s right – thirty second. Baron Francesco Ricasoli carries on the dream and the vision that his ancestor first began 875 years ago...
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Allison Spurrell
Cheese Pleaseby: Allison Spurrell
Piave Vecchio

Piave Vecchio

At the close of 2014 I made a New Year’s resolution. I have to say I have never been a fan of the idea before, as I find people always seem to be trying to do commit to things that they don’t want to do. I decided that I would try to commit to something that would make life nicer and more interesting. I resolved to drink more wine in 2015! That seemed like a good goal and possibly one that I could actually accomplish, so I worked hard in 2015 to keep to my new year’s promise. The end of 2015 is approaching and I have been thinking of all the nice bottles of wine that I have been lucky enough to share in, in the past year...
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Jim Tobler
Tobler's Takeby: Jim Tobler
Carlo Mondavi

Carlo Mondavi

Carlo Mondavi is enjoying a bit of lunch, before heading out for some appointments among clients who love the wine he and his father Tim Mondavi have made each year since 2005. It is called Continuum, for ample reasons, not the least of which is Carlo’s grandfather was Robert Mondavi, whose influence reaches far and wide, but who still exerts a keen influence on what his successors do. As Carlo puts it, “We are simply pursuing the same excellence in winemaking that my grandfather insisted on.” As new vines begin to mature and produce fruit, the first few years it is used to make a second label, called Novicium, itself a fresh, fruity, vibrant expression of what the young estate vines can do...
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