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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Sunday, May 19 2024
05 · 19

Here comes Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes many opportunities to be out of doors.  Sign up for our monthly newsletter before you escape to the cabin, lake, or ocean. We have one of the highest open rates of any newsletter on wine. It could be because of the timely content, exciting videos, or monthly wine picks; it could be because our subscribers trust us to send them one email a month and never spam. Coming next is a fascinating video with winemaker Eric Monnin of Domaine Boutinot, where you can hear about the Boutinot story in Cairanne. Allison Spurrell takes us to the French Island of Corsica to taste cheese rolled in the indigenous brush of the French Island. Mark Taylor poses the question many are asking – is it the end of sommeliers? 

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Contributors

Allison Spurrell
Cheese Pleaseby: Allison Spurrell
La Gruyère AOP

La Gruyère AOP

I went to Switzerland recently and learned more about Gruyere and how it is made. It was an action-packed trip and an excellent opportunity to brush up on my cheese knowledge and meet other mongers across Canada. I was very excited about the opportunity, as I hadn’t even set foot in Switzerland since I was ten, which is a really long time ago! I was very happy to find that it was just as I remembered it—beautiful mountain pastures, cows dotting the hillside, and picturesque farms and houses aplenty...
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Geoffrey Moss MW
by: Geoffrey Moss MW
Top 10 : Sparkling Wines to Lighten Up

Top 10 : Sparkling Wines to Lighten Up

This month's top ten highlights the most exciting sparkling wines that the GOW team have tasted so far this year. We've tried to highlight a range of regions, styles, and price points to match any occasion...
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Brent Gushowaty
by: Brent Gushowaty
BC Pinot Noir Sub-GI Series

BC Pinot Noir Sub-GI Series

British Columbia wine regions are currently broken up into nine Geographical Indications similar to appellations used in other countries. These G.I.s are determined by analyzing similar soils, climate, annual weather, etc. The Okanagan Valley G.I. is further broken down into sub-Geographical Indications (sub-GIs), including the one for Okanagan Falls, created in 2018. The 800 hectares of the Okanagan Falls Sub-GI (150ha of vines) stretches roughly from Peach Cliff in the North to Vaseux Lake in the South and from approximately Highway 97 in the West to the steep granite hillsides in the East with an elevation that ranges from 400m to 500m...
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