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.com. He is also the co-host of the longest running, weekly, wine and food show in Canadian radio: The Best of Food and Wine. The show airs in prime time every Thursday evening from 6-7pm Pacific on CISL650 in Vancouver and is available on podcast worldwide.