Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tuesday, August 25 2020

BC's Unique Wine Country Part 2

By: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Orange wines and fabulous fizz lead the way.

BC's relative youth and adventuresome spirit are inspiring wineries to experiment with styles, as much as they have with grapes and more recently exploring sub-regions.

Sparkling wines of all types have exploded across the province over the past few years, with wineries smartly using our natural, fresh acidity to the wines' full advantage. From age-worthy traditional method sparkling, to fruit-forward charmat method, through to lively pét-nats, there is plenty of quality fizz for all folks. 

Also seen of late is the rise of orange/skin contact wines, white wines that spend time on skins like red wines do. These edgy, adventuresome, and increasingly confident wines are pushing the envelope in the right direction, and clean, characteristic wines are the result. Anthony and Treve chat about these themes and what makes BC wines unique in this short video.

Watch next: 

"Unique Wines of BC Part 1:"Unusual Grapes & Frontier Winemaking"

"Beautiful Vistas & Wines Part 1: Osoyoos to Skaha Bench"

"Beautiful Vistas & Wines Part 2 - Penticton to Lake Country"

Here are a number of highly recommended sparkling and orange wines tasted recently at GOW:

Written By:
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.