Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, May 20 2021

Virtually California

By: Anthony Gismondi
Sustainable winegrowing, saving the earth one vine at a time.

Sustainability is one of those words that is difficult to define unless you practice it every day, believing that achieving meaningful validation also involves people and the environment.

Even more important, you have to accept that the journey is not just about your time and place but also about a continuum. That's just what our three talented California winemakers talked about in our discussion, released May 19, 2021. You can watch the encore below at your leisure.

Taking part in the mini-tasting is not necessary to enjoy this dicussion, but if you decide to participate, we've listed the wines below and links for downloading a tasting mat and a sheet for making your notes, and you can have a look at Anthony's tasting notes for each wine.  

Get ready for a lively discussion with our experienced guests below. 


Virtually California guests


Rodney Strong

Rodney Strong Vineyards, Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Tasting Note | Where to Buy


Kendall-Jackson, Vintner's Reserve, Chardonnay 2019
Tasting Note  | Where to Buy


Wente, Riva Ranch Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2018
Tasting Note | Where to Buy: CourtneyNorth Vancouver,  Vancouver-Kitsilano, Vancouver-South GranvilleVancouver-SouthVancouver-West End.

Download Tasting Mat and Tasting Sheet 


California's Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

Gismondi on Wine California Top 10 Lists:

Part 1 April 8, 2021

Part 2 April 22, 2021

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony co-hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 18 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and iHeart Radio and more. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.