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We're thrilled that Canada's premier wine critic and journalist, Anthony Gismondi, has agreed to curate this wine pack for New District customers. The 6-bottle selection makes a great gift for the hard-to-buy-for wine-drinker. This is the first of four guest packs that Anthony will select for New District.

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Anthony Gismondi Winter Wines

This is the first of four guest packs that Anthony Gismondi will select for New District. Anthony is Canada's premier wine critic and journalist, and he writes each day at, and each week in the Vancouver Sun. We have created a limited number of Anthony's Winter Picks.

Anthony introduces some of his favourite wines for winter dining and discovery:

When New District asked if I wanted to put together some wines I admire for them, I couldn’t resist. I made this six pack of favourites to multi-task. No matter what your wine needs are, it's going to make winter dinners delicious, and you look good.

From Spain, the Parés Baltà Cava Brut sparkler is the perfect party icebreaker that works with a wide variety of appetizers. If you need a terrific hostess gift, simply wrap it up and take it with you to the next party. Oh, did we mention it’s organic? From Australia, enter the Hardys HRB 644 Riesling 2010. Riesling's are a very food-friendly wine. This one comes with a little bottle age, adding sophistication to your menu.

If seafood is on the table, it doesn’t get much better than matching it with the Robert Mondavi Oakville Fumé Blanc. This historic Napa white will take your guests to a new level of appreciation for Sauvignon Blanc. You can’t have a winter party without red wine, hence our three-nation red wine entertainers. From British Columbia, I selected a juicy, soft, hipster Stag's Hollow Grenache. It’s a mid-weight, fresh, red wine that works with pork or chicken appetizers, and makes a great gift for the hard-to-buy-for wine-drinker.

Should you require grown-up dinner wines, or upscale red wines, look to our French pick, from the ever popular Rhone Valley, the Jaboulet Aîné Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cèdres. Les Cèdres is an 80/10/10 Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre blend, grown using bio-dynamic practices. You could pair it with Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz, an Australian icon from the Barossa Valley, the second home of Rhone grape varieties.

Cheers from all of us at Gismondi on Wine,

Anthony Gismondi

  • California
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • Okanagan Falls
  • France

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