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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Tuesday, June 29 2021
06 · 29

Beyond the Heat Dome

As we bake in one of British Columbia's hottest weeks on record, we're also back on the road, though with a smaller radius. One of our first stops is Frind Estate Winery, where Markus Frind is planning to speed up the romance and tradition of the wine industry with tech and data-driven efficiency. Further afield, in video interviews with Eugenia Keegan and Pete Fraser,we survey current developments in Oregon and Australia from pinot noir to grenache. Back in BC, we've started a new live stream within a Kelowna vineyard, monitoring veraison, a part of our larger project of following a Year in the Life of a BC Winegrower. As always, we have a steady stream of wine reviews posted daily. Be sure to get our next newsletter (it's free!), Thursday, July 22. Sign up here if you haven't already subscribed.

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