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Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential wine voices. His twice-weekly column in The Vancouver Sun, for which he has written since 1989, is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network, reaching close to 10 million readers. 

His comprehensive wine review website www.gismondionwine.com, was one of the first such sites on the internet, and features over 30,000 tasting notes, which are added to daily. It is an important resource for the trade and consumers in Canada and 114 other countries.

Anthony co-hosts the longest running, weekly wine and food show in Canadian radio: The BC Food & Wine Radio Show. The one hour show is broadcast in seven markets in British Columbia and available everywhere on iHeartRadio.ca

Gismondi is the co-founder of the annual National Wine Awards of Canada, the largest and broadest competition for Canadian Wine  since its inception 19 years ago, and for which he contines to run as the co-head judge. He is the editor for Canadian wine in Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. When he is not tasting, writing, hosting videos and events, Anthony is on the road in wine regions around the world, because, place matters.

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Cheri CalebCheri Caleb

Cheri Caleb heads up Sales and Marketing for Gismondi on Wine along with new business development. Before her arrival at GOW, she spent over two decades working her way up through the Marketing and Sales departments of the Vancouver Sun and The Province – Vancouver’s two newspapers of record. Cheri also earned her certificate at the Helen Lefeaux School of Fashion Design before pursuing marketing and event planning at BCIT. A desire for classical education and an interest in technology lead to the University of British Columbia, where she was accepted into the Cognitive Systems  (COGS) multi-disciplinary undergraduate program. She is currently in year three of that degree program. Upon her departure from the Sun and Province, she launched her own video production company: Back Valley Road Productions and is the creative director, producer and driving force behind the Gismondi on Wine videos now shooting globally.  Video has been the perfect outlet for the artistic, marketing and editorial skills she has developed over the years. While she specializes in wine and food videos, her client list has ranged from backstage interviews with musicians to testimonial videos for small businesses and various other subjects, including poignant, historical projects.

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Treve RingTreve Ring [email address protected by javascript][email address protected by javascript] [email address protected by javascript]

Treve Ring is a wine writer and editor, judge and speaker, and perpetual traveller. A certified sommelier, WSET diploma holder, French wine scholar and instructor, and Sherry instructor, she is based on Vancouver Island, Canada, though is most often found on a plane or in a vineyard.

After completing her Art History degree with Distinction from the University of Victoria and being exposed to the world of wine business at Christie’s in London, England, she switched gears, leaving the realm of art for the world of wine. Focusing on wines of place and time, Treve been writing professionally since 2001.

Her work is regularly seen in numerous publications including Meininger’s Wine Business International, World of Fine Wine, Wine & Spirits, Sommelier Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, WineAlign, The Alchemist, Quench Magazine, Vitis, Lonely Planet Travel, and others. In addition to her role executive editor at Gismondi on Wine, she is an editor for Scout Magazine, and SIP Northwest Magazine. She tastes thousands of wines each year, and is an established wine judge in Canada, the UK, South Africa and the United States. In 2012, she co-founded Cru Consultancy, a boutique wine education and consultation company. Though her travels take her all over the wine world, Treve has spent the last few years concentrating and researching sparkling wine globally.

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DJ KearneyDJ Kearney

DJ Kearney is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based wine educator and wine personality. She has trained hundreds of sommeliers throughout North America during a decade of non-stop weekly travel from Vancouver to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Seattle, and Portland as an itinerant wine instructor. She has spent the thousands of accumulated air miles on wine travel, of course, and visited all the world’s major wine regions, and many of the emerging ones too.  She has been the drink editor at Vancouver magazine, was the chief judge of the magazine’s popular wine competition for a decade, has judged internationally, and is a veteran judge for WineAlign’s National Wine Awards of Canada. DJ initiated a judge mentoring program at WineAlign, to help train the next generation of wine judges.  From 2015-2018 DJ was the director of wine for NewDistrict.ca, an innovative e-commerce platform for wine, and is presently helping to develop the wine program at the Terminal City Club.

DJ combines a background in geology, classical chef training, two decades in the wine business, and a relentless love of sports. She speaks and educates on behalf of Wines of Chile, Germany, Portugal, Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Jura, Portugal, and Canada.  DJ has a special devotion to wines of her home province, and frequently speaks, writes, and teaches about British Columbia wines. In 2015 she initiated the Judgment of B.C. which has since become an annual marquee industry event. 

With many marathons, a black belt, and a current obsession with boxing, DJ lives by the edict of the late, great Julia Child: moderation, and plenty of it.

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Geoffrey MossGeoffrey Moss

Geoffrey Moss is a Master of Wine candidate who passed the theory and practical exam on his first try last fall. He earned a degree in Political Science, with honours, from McGill University and a Winery & Viticulture Technician diploma from Niagara College. His work experience makes him a versatile member of our team after stints a marketing manager for premium wine brands Phantom Creek Estates and Culmina Family Estate Winery and now operating a global wine consulting business from Penticton, British Columbia.

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Allison SpurrellPhoto Credit:
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Allison Spurrell buycheese.com

Authors of The Cheese Coure,  the mother and daughter team of Alice & Allison Spurrell stock the larders of the city’s finest restaurants and your fridge alike. They fill their shelves with over 400 cheeses, including local, raw milk French, Italian and other specialties. Browse their selection of foie gras, pâtés, crackers, biscuits, varietal olive oils, vinegars and other specialty food items. There is a full kitchen on premises where in addition, they prepare frozen ready to heat meals.

Les Amis du Fromage is popular with the trade industry and consumers alike. It has been awarded Vancouver Magazine's Restaurant Award as a top food supplier to Vancouver’s best restaurants and hotels.

Proud members of:
Confrerie les Chevalier du Taste Fromage de France.

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Anthony Gismondi & Treve RingAnthony 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.

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Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiTreve 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.

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