Anthony Gismondi

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Dec 2, 2013
Wine: Less Is More

Specialization is not a word one often associates with B.C. wine producers, given that many of them produce as many as a dozen wines and almost as many styles. At Meyer Family Vineyards there is no such hedge. Owners Jak Meyer and Janice Stevens have bet the house on Chardonnay...

Oct 7, 2013
Wine: On a Mission

Mission Hill’s wine history can be easily separated in two: before 1992 and after. Or, pre- and post-John Simes, Mission Hill’s illustrious winemaker. In its early days, the architecturally stunning hilltop winery was a vision of owner Anthony von Mandl, a Vancouver-based wine, spirits and beer distributor. The von Mandl...

Sep 3, 2013
Wine: High-density Sipping

Donald Triggs grew up on a farm in Treherne, Manitoba. After a highly successful career in business, a journey that included building Vincor International Ltd. into the 14th-largest wine company in the world, the former CEO has returned to the farm, so to speak, only this time he moved to...

Aug 6, 2013
Wine: Lake Breeze Wine Farm

Stability is a prized attribute in the wine business and Lake Breeze is nothing if not stable. Winemaker Garron Elmes has worked all 18 seasons under four different sets of owners, including the founders of Lake Breeze, Swiss natives Paul and Vereena Moser, who opened their Naramata property tucked behind...

Jul 2, 2013
Wine Column: Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars has always done things a little bit differently. From the beginning, they were pitched as the original B.C. cult winery. While I detest that nomenclature, if it means a high-quality producer that manages its production and retail markets and keeps its fans happy year after...

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