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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, December 30 2021

Happy New Year from GOW

By: Anthony Gismondi
A Toast to Champagne.

Our latest Top Ten celebrates the art of celebrating, something we haven’t done much of this year across British Columbia, and for good reason.

From Covid to heat domes to wildfires to floods to Arctic outflows, no year has been more challenging for many, and will be for many months. Still, there is strength in numbers, as evidenced by the many who have stepped up to help those in need. Your efforts are worthy of a quiet celebration, and there is no better drink to do it with than champagne. If you have been wondering if there will be a shortage of the highly coveted bubble, the answer is yes and no. Some labels are sold out, but many are still on shelves. The GOW team highly recommends these picks, and we checked to see that they were widely available today, December 30. So grab a bottle sit back, and try to relax for a day. Next week is another year.

Out complete Champagne Annual for 2022 is here and a full Sparkling Wine report is here

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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.