Anthony Gismondi on Wine

This week the GOW Top Ten returns to the Next World pinot noir category in search of silky, round, inviting pinot to get you through the spring.

The list of high potential pinot noir provenance continues to expand in our view including Central Otago, Martinborough, Canterbury, Nelson and Marlborough in New Zealand; Sonoma Coast, Russian River, Carneros, Monterey and Santa Barbara County in California; Leyda, Casablanca, Chimbarongo and Marchigue in Chile; Oregon’s Willamette and Rogue Valleys; Tasmania and Yarra Valley in Australia; and cooler pockets like Hemel-en-Aarde and Elgin in South Africa. Of course, here in Canada, our own Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and Ontario’s Prince Edward County and Niagara Peninsula have proven very successful places for planting pinotHere are ten Next World pinot noirs gleaned from recent tastings you should seek out.


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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.