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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, April 23 2020

Catena - World's Most Admired Winery

By: Anthony Gismondi
From Bones and Stones to clones and elevation, Laura Catena has it all covered.

Some wine folks are larger than life.

They come with an incredible capacity to work, and the best are very humble. Laura Catena is one such person whose return to the family business has seen her father's dream to be among the very best producers in the world come true. Late last month, Catena was paid the ultimate wine honour when Drinks International named the family winery The World's Most Admired Wine Brand. The announcement dovetailed perfectly with our search to find a place in the COVID-19 wine world. Hence, we spoke with Laura Catena, as the world is doing, on Zoom, and then worked a little post-production magic to enhance the 11-minute interview and share a bit of the Catena story with the people who admire it the most, you the consumer. 

Learn more: 

Drinks International Most Admired Wine Brands Supplement 2020

Catena Zapata tops The World's Most Admired Wine Brands 2020

Gold in the Vineyards - Buy on Amazon

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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 30 years he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. His twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to 10 million readers. Anthony co-hosts the 20-year-strong BC Food & Wine Radio Show, which is broadcast in seven markets in B.C. and available online everywhere on iHeartRadio.ca. 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.