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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Sunday, April 11 2021
04 · 11

Zooming to Work

Spring at GOW has been a bit like that duck swimming across the pond. All is calm on top of the water, but underneath we are working like mad to move ahead. We have been zooming about the globe with stops in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, McLaren Vale, South Australia, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Magill Estate, Adelaide and Santiago, Chile. The team has pumped out a flurry of reviews, and if you haven't noticed, we are currently live-streaming a 2021 budburst watch from a Kelowna vineyard. Our next newsletter is Thursday, April 22, sign up here to get all the news.

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Allison Spurrell
Cheese Pleaseby: Allison Spurrell
A Cheese Glossary

A Cheese Glossary

These aren’t descriptors of the taste of cheese, as those are much more subjective. The glossary series will contain terms describing the science, care, and preparation of cheese. This will come in handy to describe what you’re looking for next time you visit a cheesemaker or local cheesemonger. Come back each month to discover new terms and wine pairings as we grow our glossary. THIS MONTH:   Charcuterie – this is a traditional French term for cured meat, usually made from pork...
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Treve Ring
From the TreveHouseby: Treve Ring
Top 10 : Argentine Malbec

Top 10 : Argentine Malbec

Malbec has risen at a comet-like rate the past thirty years, propelled into superstardom by Argentina’s thriving exports. Tucked against or astride the sunbaked Andes, the grape typically showcases full-bodied, intense, fruit-forward flavours of blueberry and black plum, backed up by cocoa, smoke, and spice. Over the past decade, the approachability, ripe fruit, and low price point of Argentine malbec rapidly gained many fans worldwide...
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Geoffrey Moss MW
by: Geoffrey Moss MW
Top 10 : California, Part 1

Top 10 : California, Part 1

I was in California just over a year ago, though it feels like a different lifetime now. A lot has changed since then, and I’m not just talking about COVID-19. It was a devastating year of wildfires, the worst on record in the state, claiming 33 lives and billions of dollars in damage. In Napa and Sonoma, the Glass Fire damaged or destroyed 31 wineries. The fire’s impact on the 2020 harvest was significant, and some wineries have already written off their vintage...
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