Anthony Gismondi: British Columbia Wine of the Week, Cellar Wines & Calendar Items



News from Vancouver wine expert Sun Anthony Gismondi of the world of wine and food, recommended BC wine of the week and a wine to add to your cellar.

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Jancis Robinson sold to Recurrent Ventures which counts among its many digital products Saveur, Domino, Fieks & Stream and

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Robinson has founded his website and has managed it as a freelance publisher since 2000. He has a large base of wine lovers in 82 countries.

Recurrent is committed to building on’s track record of success by providing the support, resources and expertise the brand needs to grow without changing its editorial mission and integrity, said Lance Johnson, CEO of Recurrent.

“This important acquisition diversifies our digital subscription business, provides Saveur with an excellent brand of support and expands our global presence, which we have been working on for some time. “

Robinson will remain Editor-in-Chief for now and will continue to oversee a team of more than 15 global contributors.

The Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada are in Penticton next week.

The largest annual snapshot of Canadian wine quality attracted some 2,100 entries which will be judged over five days by 24 highly talented winemakers from across the country. The results will be released at the end of October and will include a list of the top 25 wineries (based on their price performance) in the country and a series of lists that will rank the best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, red and white blends, Riesling and more.

To give you an idea of ​​how competitive it is, as of this writing, over 150 Chardonnays will be vying for the best price in the country. Expect a full report later this fall.

British Columbia Wine of the Week

Peak Cellars Skin Kissed Pinot Gris 2020, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

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$ 30 i 90/100

CUP: 681714107201

This Gray takes its color from 16 hours of contact with the skin before being pressed, but despite its beautiful pale color, it is not a rosé. Instead, this is a delicious pinot gris with a fabulous, juicy red apple and strawberry nose that spills over the palate, where North Okanagan mugwort and tarragon come into play and balance the wine. There is an extra layer of texture on contact with the skin without the bitterness that drives the wine back and forth. It’s a great model for a varietal wine in desperate need of a change in the world and a great story from Lake Country, 30 minutes north of Kelowna. Well done, refuel.

Wine for the cellar

Giant Steps Chardonnay 2020, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

$ 42.99 I 91/100

CUP: 9351105000107

Regular Chardonnay is made with all the fruits of the Yarra Valley of Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack Vineyards, with a very pleasant 13.5% alcohol content. It was an uncertain year in most parts of Oz, but in Yarra tight, small clusters resulted in low yields and naturally high acidity and a wine bursting with crisp, citrus-soaked melon flavors. It is rich like a Burgundy Grand Cru, but not too powerful. The food possibilities are endless, including Bao soft shell crab, grilled fresh goat curd and olive tapenade on toasted sourdough or finely matured pecorino drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. An impressive Next World Chardonnay that you can keep in your cellar until 2025.


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