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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Monday, April 1 2019
04 · 01

Take Note(s)

Welcome back to Gismondi on Wine. Both Treve and I have been travelling early and often in 2019, but we have posted hundreds of Tasting Notes since January on a wide variety of wines. Did you know that if you click on READ FULL NOTE below any wine that appears in your wine search, you can access every back vintage of that wine we have tasted? Some wines boast a decade or more of multiple vintage tasting notes. Also, on the same screen, you can access the most recent tasting notes of the month by following the arrows left and/or right that appear at the bottom of every tasting note. It's a quick way to check out our latest notes. Don’t forget to read about or Real Wine designation and remember at Gismondi on Wien the reviews are about the wines, not the reviewers.

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Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
by: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Top Ten : Top Drop 2019

Top Ten : Top Drop 2019

It’s that time of year again when some of the most interesting winemakers from around the world gather in Vancouver for Top Drop. Now in its sixth year, the little indie festival that could, has, and big time, expanding last year to Calgary, and now "popping up" this weekend for one day in Victoria. Once again, the exciting lineup of wineries and principals makes it a must-do event for anyone interested in Real Wine. The 2019 vintage of TOP DROP is welcoming wineries from Chile, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, California, New Zealand, Australia, Oregon, Hungary, and across BC along with this year's keynote speaker, Dr...
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Treve Ring
From the TreveHouseby: Treve Ring
Think Pink

Think Pink

Rosé wines reach from bone dry and elegant, to sparkling and celebratory, and through to sweet and sultry. Just as pink is the half way hue between white and red on the colour spectrum, drinking pink offers up the best of both in the wine worlds. Rosés provide the freshness and acidity of white wines, plus the structure, berry fruit and tannin presence of reds. This balance makes rosé wines particularly food-friendly. Alongside the blooming of colourful cherry blossoms across BC is the flush of rosés on the shelves...
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Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
by: Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
Top 10 : France

Top 10 : France

As is the custom, before the current Vancouver International Wine Festival bids farewell to the current theme region, festival chairman Harry Hertscheg announces the upcoming theme region, and in 2020 it will be France. We are thrilled. France is a massive producer of wine, capable of bringing a large and diverse number of wineries to Vancouver. Let’s hope the regions show more interest than they normally do in coming to the west coast and come in huge numbers. Should Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, Languedoc, Cognac, Cahors, Jura, and more another have presence, a sellout will be guaranteed...
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