Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, March 23 2023

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2023

By: Anthony Gismondi
South American Preview with Keynote Speaker Evan Goldstein and Festival Director Harry Hertscheg

North America's largest consumer and trade wine show, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, returns this year, running April 22 to 30, later than its usual end-of-February position on the calendar, a date it will return to next year.

Another temporary adjustment for them this year is the location of the central festival event, the three-day International Tasting Room, which will be under the sails at Canada Place instead of the VCC West. Some seminars and smaller tasting events will also take place at Canda Place. Anthony chats with Harry Hertscheg, the Executive Director for the Vancouver International Wine Festival and master Sommelier (MS) Evan Goldstein, this year's festival keynote speaker, and a specialist in South America, the 2023 festival theme region(s). Harry offers an overview of the entire festival, from how many wineries will attend, to how to buy tickets, including an offer for a free tasting room ticket with a hotel stay. At the same time, Evan provides some insights into South America and the Creme de la Crema tasting seminar that he and Anthony will be hosting, featuring ten top-tier South American wines. We'll be producing content around the festival in April, May and June. Visit our website for articles, tasting notes and top ten lists. If you don't want to miss a thing, subscribe to our free monthly newsletter.

Learn more: vanwinefest.ca

La Crema de la Crema Seminar moderated by Anthony Gismondi and Evan Goldstein MS

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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. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through the Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 25 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on major platforms. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million monthly users from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource full of tasting notes, intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers. Conversations with wine personalities are available on his  YouTube Channel.