Anthony Gismondi on Wine

In typical John Schriener style, ‘Icon” is inclusive, hence nearly 100 wines made the cut.

I would have preferred a list of 15 or 20 but I have no qualms with most of the picks for top wines coming out of the chosen wineries. The book was inspired by a series of tastings Schriener attended in Richmond. The Icon series was founded by Sip Wines store owner Simon Wosk and first orchestrated by restauranteur and wine festival founder John Levine in Steveston. Schreiner’s stated objective for the book is “To encourage readers to collect verticals”, or a succession of vintages of the same wine. The book got me thinking about my favourite BC flagship wines that I would love to revisit in a ten-year vertical, including some exceptions for younger labels and producers I’m sure will eventually make it well past the decade mark. If you want a quick primer on BC's best labels while supporting a Canadian wine treasure, John Schreiner himself, this is it. Rated: Wine Reference Library 


Product Details
Hardcover: 332 pages
Publisher: Touchwood Editions (May 16, 2017)
ISBN-10: 1771512075 ISBN-13:  978-1771512077
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.2 x 9 inches
$25.49 on Amazon.ca

About The Library

We read as much as we write here on GOW. The Library is a personal list of recommended books to stock your wine library shelves with, including purchasing information from Amazon.ca. 

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The Very Curious Oenophile – detailed reads on wine, people, places. For wine geeks.
Wine Reference Library – worthwhile reference you will refer to often
Wine and Food Enthusiasts – pairing and enjoying life’s best things
The Muscadet of Books – light and easy to enjoy and understand

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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.