Anthony Gismondi on Wine


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Mionetto - Klaus-Jurgen Kuerten

In our last conversation with sparkling expert Klaus-Jurgen Kuerten, in his role as Brand Ambassador for Mionetto and Henkell & Co, he tells us the story behind the amazing ride Prosecco sales are on across the globe. “I think the reason is Italy, the lifestyle...and, it's stylish, it's easy-going, and, we all want to be Italian."

Rupert Symington - Symington Ports

We met with Rupert Symington at 2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival to talk family, Vintage Port, Tawney Port and their presence in the Douro Valley for five generations. We also explored his modern Portuguese project, Chryseia, part of widely-recognized resurgence of dry, non-fortified Douro reds.

Monte Creek Ranch - Kamloops

We interviewed Galen Barnhardt, winemaker at Monte Creek Ranch Winery, at the 2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival. The Kamloops winery represents the expanding boundaries of wine-growing in British Columbia, challenging the edges of cool climate viticulture in the newly forged Thompson Valley DVA.

Arinzano Vinos de Pago - Navarra, Spain

Arínzano is one of 16 Spanish estates to be recognized with Pago status, and the first Pago in the North of Spain. We spoke with Manuel Louzada, Director General, about the significance and the decade of work required to obtain the coveted Pago status, Spain’s highest category for winemaking.

The Hatch Winery - Okanagan Valley

There’s little doubt winemaker Jason Parkes marches to the beat of his own drum but then so does the off-beat, tattooed, back-of-the-house Hatch team who don’t look anything like your typical assistant winemakers.

Clos du Soleil - Similkameen Valley

This video is a mini-travelogue as well as a look at the terroir of the crumbling Similkameen Valley. Here you can see the soil, in which Clos du Soleil's Bordeaux varietals grow, being created from the steep, rocky mountains.

Bench 1775 - Naramata Bench

Take a look at the gorgeous view from this Naramata Bench winery, that is about a 10 minute drive north of Penticton, British Columbia. Then learn more about why there is such a diversity of grapes growing and thriving here and about the progression of the local wine industry through the eyes of its winemaker.

Future of the Okanagan Wine Industry

Anthony Gismondi interview on Business Spotlight with Tim Wohlberg and Jim Martin. Originally aired on September 11, 2017 on AM1150 (www.am1150.ca on iHeartRadio) in Kelowna, British Columbia.