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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Friday, September 1 2017
09 · 01

September: The Unoffical New Year

Labour Day marks the start of the real New Year for most of us with back to school top of mind. We will be shifting our mindset over the next few weeks upping our red wine coverage but look for an in-depth feature on Trocken and Kabinett labeled German riesling coming later this fall. Whether you're away for the final long weekend of summer or hanging closer to home preparing the kids to return to school, we hope you take some time to watch, and share, our first in a series of Okanagan videos to be released over the next six to eight weeks. Our first stop was Phantom Creek, and new this week is a look at the Similkameen producer Clos du Soleil. In the meantime there is a new Cheese Dreams for the fall to check out, a Back to School Top Ten and plenty of new, sensibly scored Tasting Notes

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

Top 10 : Oyster Wines

They say you should only eat fresh oysters in months that contain the letter R. This is because oysters are at their peak when our local waters are the coldest, and they spawn in the summer months when the water temperature is slightly warmer. The saying, originating in the early 20th century, was also a useful safety mechanism for a time when there was little refrigeration and even less food safety education. Hence, eating shellfish in the summer months wasn't a good idea. Obviously today BC oysters are available year round, but there is no denying the cooler fall/winter months are when the peak season for our Kusshi, Fanny Bay, Little Wing, Beach Angel, Read Island and more...
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Treve Ring
From the TreveHouseby: Treve Ring
Orange is the new Rosé

Orange is the new Rosé

Orange is the new Rosé. But it’s not rosé. And it’s not from oranges. Nor, is it from the Australian wine region Orange (though it could be, and if it was a skin fermented white from Orange in New South Wales, would it be OZ O2?) You’ve no doubt heard wine geeks wax about orange wine, and you may have tried some yourself. You may even be one of the minority that seeks out these characterful wines from adventuresome wine lists and purveyors. But do you know what you're drinking, or why they’re called orange? First off, not the hue, which really is more amber, and ranges from pale yellow gold to deeper bronze...
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Allison Spurrell
Cheese Pleaseby: Allison Spurrell
Castelmagno

Castelmagno

Last month I was lucky enough to go on a whirlwind trip to Italy. For three and a half days, I had the opportunity to try an amazing amount of Italian specialties. I went as part of an arts festival in Piedmont, and the main part of the festival took place in the beautiful hilltop village of Barolo. Every day we were dropped off near the town and strolled in through the narrow laneways until we reached the square at the top of the village. The view of the vineyard-covered hills surrounding Barolo was a pretty fabulous way to start the day...
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