Anthony Gismondi on Wine


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May 8, 2024 - Report on BC vines

Anthony appeared on Osoyoos radio station Bounce 1240 with Brock Jackson, May 8, 2024. He reported on his observations visiting vineyards in the Similkameen and South Okanagan valleys and conversations with winegrowers in the area.

Introducing Terralux Estate Winery

Terralux Estate Winery is still under construction, and it hopes to add to British Columbia’s growing number of impressive winery facilities by the fall of 2024. The winery and its estate vineyard sit in the northern shadows of Mt Boucherie and will undoubtedly add even more glitter to the West Kelowna winery trail. They bottled their first wines in 2018, working with their West Kelowna estate grapes and two other sites they own in Okanagan Falls and the Similkameen Valley. We spoke with Kevin Rossion, the winery's General Manager and Vineyard Manager at the recent Vancouver International Wine Festival and asked him to explain Terralux's direction. He talked about vineyards and wines and revealed some of the stunning details going into the winery. Kevin invites you all to visit the winery site and take in the pop-up tasting room, available all summer until the project comes to fruition later in the year.

Castello di Gabbiano - Chianti Classico & Gran Selezione Designation

We speak with Master of Wine Gillian Ballance at the 2024 Vancouver International Wine Festival to talk about Castello di Gabbiano and the designation of Gran Selezione for the Chianti Classico region in which the estate resides.

BC Food & Wine Radio Feb 14, 2024 Mark Sheridan

Anthony interviews Mark Sheridan, President of Hester Creek Estate Wines in the South Okanagan on the British Columbia's first sub-appellation, the Golden Mile Bench. The winery has Canada's oldest vines, planted back in 1968 and we hear how they're holding up against the deep freezes over the past two years. Mark has a glass half full perspective when considering the recent challenges and their effects on B.C.s wine industry as a whole.

BC Food & Wine Radio Feb 7, 2024 Richard Da Silva

Anthony Gismondi interviews Richard Da Silva, Co-Proprietor & Vigneron for Da Silva Vineyards in the Okanagan where his family has farmed for decades. Richard offers his insights on the recent deep freezing events in the past two years and what he feels must change to reduce the natural and not-so-natural pressures on making a living making and selling wine in British Columbia and Canada.

2024 Vancouver International Wine Festival Preview

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is returning Feburary 24th with Italy as its focus. In its 45th year Canada's premiere wine trade show and the largest consumer wine show in the Americas, it's a highlight for many who love wine. Join Gismondi on Wine Editor-in-Chief Anthony Gismondi and find out what to expect at the festival from VIWF's Executive Director Harry Hertscheg, including the number of wines, events and countries this year and where to get your tickets. Wine writer and educator, and the 2024 VIWF Keynote Speaker, Filippo Bartolotta, joins us from his home in Italy to explain what makes the current Italian wine industry so interesting and exciting, unlike ever before. #vanwinefest #VIWF2024 #winetasting

Liber Estates: A Tale of Three Vineyards

Mike and Nicole Dowell have met the challenges of raising a young family, buying a vineyard and building a winery, and acquiring two more terroir-based estate vineyards, giving them vital control over all their grapes. As we visit and taste in all three vineyards, it is easy to appreciate the work and dedication required of a small, land-based producer as they search for their place in the modern-day wine world.

Bottega and Prosecco

We met up with Arianna Carafoli, Bottega's Export Director, at the Vancouver International Wine Festival earlier this year for a quick course on prosecco, while learning about Bottega's stylish bottles and spreading the Italian lifestyle through its brand.