Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, October 25 2018

Top 10 : Italian Reds

By: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Italian reds for autumnal days

There's something about fall that makes me think of Italian reds.

Earthy, autumnal fruits, bitter spun spices, bright acidity, structure - all are characters I'm craving alongwise wild mushrooms, roasted squash, chestnuts and warming braises. With Anthony just back from a whirlwind tour of Italy (see the first of his eight videos here), and more than 70 Italian red notes posted so far this year, we've a wealth of worthy wines to choose from for the season. Here are some highlights, ranging from $18 to $460 (magnum) and from the toe to the top of Italy. We've selected a supersize list this week, as some of these wines may be trickier to track down.

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Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi

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.