Anthony Gismondi on Wine

The Symington family, with Scottish, English and Portuguese ancestry has been present in the Douro for five generations, since 1882.

We catch up with Rupert Symington at his very busy booth at the Vancouver International Wine Festival to talk about a modern Portuguese wine project, Chryseia, one of the pioneer wines of the now widely-recognised resurgence of non-fortified Douro reds. We also chat about one of his historical labels, the outstanding Graham’s 20-Year-Old Tawny Port, that he shared can be opened, poured, and enjoyed for weeks.


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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. He is currently in his 29th year as the wine columnist at the Vancouver Sun and a Partner and Principal Critic at www.winealign.comAnthony is also the co-host of the longest running, weekly, wine and food show in Canadian radio: The Best of Food and Wine. You can listen to the show across the Best of Food and Wine Radio Network multiple times per week. For air times in your city, or to listen live on the internet, check here.