Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Saturday, March 9 2019

Top 10 : France

By: Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
Looking forward to VIWF 2020

As is the custom, before the current Vancouver International Wine Festival bids farewell to the current theme region, festival chairman Harry Hertscheg announces the upcoming theme region, and in 2020 it will be France.

We are thrilled. France is a massive producer of wine, capable of bringing a large and diverse number of wineries to Vancouver. Let’s hope the regions show more interest than they normally do in coming to the west coast and come in huge numbers. Should Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, Languedoc, Cognac, Cahors, Jura, and more another have presence, a sellout will be guaranteed. Looking ahead, we offer up a top ten of French wines we have tasted recently and showing the diversity of France. We look forward to tasting many more in preparation for the 2020 festival. Salut. 

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Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring

Every week Treve Ring and Anthony Gismondi collaborate on our Top Ten list, released on Thursday morning, often with a timely theme. If you count carefully the list will more than likely exceed ten names but only because we believe if any wine is tied by a score that makes our list it should be included. We know many of you are wine savvy and can do your own sleuthing to locate our weekly picks but for those who asked: BCLS means it is sold in government retail stores; when we say private wine shops we mean it could be in any private wine shop or liquor retail store (LRS); winery direct means check with the winery online. If it’s not sold in BC we usually try and give you a suggested retail price. Prices change hourly in BC – the price we post is what we are given at publication.