Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Friday, May 5 2017

Origin of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc

By: Anthony Gismondi
From a handful of imported vines to a $2 billion export business.

On the eve of International Sauvignon Blanc Day, we caught up with one of the original plantees of sauvingon blanc in New Zealand, Bill Spence, co-founder of Matua Wines.

Spence shares his thoughts on the rise of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc worldwide, four decades down the road.


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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. He is currently in his 29th year as the wine columnist at the Vancouver Sun and a Partner and Principal Critic at www.winealign.comAnthony is also the co-host of the longest running, weekly, wine and food show in Canadian radio: The Best of Food and Wine. You can listen to the show across the Best of Food and Wine Radio Network multiple times per week. For air times in your city, or to listen live on the internet, check here.