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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Friday, November 2 2018
11 · 02

From Bari to Bolzano

Treve is at RAW Wine Montreal this week rubbing shoulders with the natural, organic and biodynamic producers from around the world, while I’m heading to Shanghai for few days to check out what kind of wine culture is blossoming in the city of 24 million. We have been tossing up a lot of new reviews daily and several new videos, including a six-part short series on the Legacy of Robert Mondavi and more recently An Italian Adventure from Bolzano to Bari. We are preparing for our annual sparkling wine release, including an extensive Champagne selection, slated for December 8 and 9 and much more. Check back regularly in November and December as we prepare you for the Holiday Season.

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Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

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Top 10 : Red Rhône Blends

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Top 10 : Grenache

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