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Anthony Gismondi
 
December 8, 2023 | Anthony Gismondi

The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: The best wines of 2023 — get them while they're still in stock

"The best wines of 2023 — get them while they're still in stock"

Well that's a headline we're thrilled to be included in! Thanks Anthony Gismondi for including Moon Curser Arneis 2022 in this Vancouver Sun article.

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Time Posted: Dec 8, 2023 at 4:13 PM Permalink to The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: The best wines of 2023 — get them while they're still in stock Permalink
Anthony Gismondi
 
November 15, 2023 | Anthony Gismondi

The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: B.C. Wine Pick - Moon Curser Arneis 2022 - 91 points

Anthony Gismondi selects BC Wine Pick - Moon Curser Arneis 2022 91 points!

"BC Wine of the Week

Moon Curser Arneis 2022, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

91/100

Arneis is a rare white grape from Italy’s Piedmont region that Moon Curser has successfully grown on the south Okanagan Valley Osoyoos East Bench in near complete obscurity. Arneis translates to little rascal, or troublemaker, in the Piemontese dialect, which refers to its problematic propensity to grow. Still, it hasn’t stopped Moon Curser from releasing some terrific bottles led by the latest 2022 label. The nose is incredible, mineral and saline all in one, while the palate is awash with restrained yellow fruit and kiwi with just enough acidity to finish with vibrancy. My favourite match is roast chicken stuffed with mushrooms, but it is also a magical sushi wine."

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Anthony Gismondi
 
March 29, 2023 | Anthony Gismondi

The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: B.C. wine for the week of Mar 29 - Moon Curser Roussanne Marsanne 2021 - 89 points

Moon Curser Roussanne Marsanne 2021, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada 

89 points

"this 82/18 mix of Roussanne/Marsanne sourced from the home vineyard on the Osoyoos East Bench is another winner."

Read Anthony Gismondi's BC Wine for the Week review here.

Time Posted: Mar 29, 2023 at 12:27 PM Permalink to The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: B.C. wine for the week of Mar 29 - Moon Curser Roussanne Marsanne 2021 - 89 points Permalink
Anthony Gismondi
 
October 26, 2022 | Anthony Gismondi

The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: B.C. wine for the week of Oct. 27 - Moon Curser Arneis 2021 - 89 points

Moon Curser Arneis 2021, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada 

89 points

"Arneis is a somewhat rare white variety from Italy’s Piedmont region. Moon Curser has released several quality versions of its Osoyoos East Bench Arneis, and 2021 is another."

Read Anthony Gismondi's BC Wine for the Week review here.

Time Posted: Oct 26, 2022 at 2:03 PM Permalink to The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: B.C. wine for the week of Oct. 27 - Moon Curser Arneis 2021 - 89 points Permalink
Anthony Gismondi
 
July 17, 2022 | Anthony Gismondi

Gismondi on Wine - Moon Curser Malbec 2020 - 91 points

"Moon Curser Malbec 2020 - 91 Points - 16 3/4 / 20

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. A thin-skinned grape, malbec adores heat within reason. Thus, it is well suited to the south Okanagan and its Osoyoos East Bench home. At Moon Curser, 2020 is described as an "unforgettable season" that "allowed for fantastic flavour development and balanced accumulation of sugars and acidity." Post its stainless steel ferment, the wine is aged in 225L barriques (25% new). It is a juicy mix of spice and blueberries streaked with violets, earth, and a touch of milk chocolate. Attractive, warm and spicy, this will have many fans. Barbecue ribs come swiftly to mind. The tannins are dense and long but should only be a mid-term interference. Very well done.

TASTED BY: ANTHONY GISMONDI"

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Time Posted: Jul 17, 2022 at 12:38 PM Permalink to Gismondi on Wine - Moon Curser Malbec 2020 - 91 points Permalink
Anthony Gismondi
 
February 24, 2021 | Anthony Gismondi

The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: Knowing these B.C. wine regulations makes shopping for local wine easy

"Weekend Wine Picks

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Moon Curser Border Vines 2018, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

$25.99 I 88/100

Border vines is a Cabernet forward blend of 69/15/10/3/3/ Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carménère, Cabernet Franc. At a hefty 14.8 per cent alcohol, you feel the Cabernet Sauvignon tannins and the power of the Petit Verdot. It is a bit of a bruiser at this point and will need time to settle down in the bottle. Rich and potent black fruits reminiscent of Bing cherries, black currants, and blueberries with dark chocolate, spice, and savoury dried herbs. Youthful and rambunctious but has fine potential. I suggest five years in the bottle or serve with a slab of rare beef."

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Time Posted: Feb 24, 2021 at 12:23 PM Permalink to The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: Knowing these B.C. wine regulations makes shopping for local wine easy Permalink
Anthony Gismondi
 
January 3, 2020 | Anthony Gismondi

The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: Looking back at notable wine world events in 2019

"Today we look back on 2019, a year in which American wine critic Robert Parker officially retired from the wine business.

Parker was a tireless taster, and his newsletter The Wine Advocate was the gold standard of wine criticism. You might say he was the perfect guy at the ideal time to be writing about quality wines and their producers.

There are other voices today, but none compare to Parker and his global impact on the wine, and it is unlikely he will be replaced in the age of social media where it seems everybody is an expert.

Closer to home, two British Columbia wineries shone at the National Wine Awards of Canada in 2019. Mission Hill Family Estate won the coveted Canadian Winery of the Year award on the strength of 18 medals, eight of which belong to its Terroir Collection introduced to highlight single vineyard sites in the Okanagan Valley. [Osoyoos]-based Moon Curser Vineyards earned the Best Performing Small Winery (under 10,000 cases) grabbing one platinum and six gold medals.

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Time Posted: Jan 3, 2020 at 11:46 AM Permalink to The Vancouver Sun - Anthony Gismondi: Looking back at notable wine world events in 2019 Permalink
Anthony Gismondi
 
October 4, 2019 | Anthony Gismondi

The Vancouver Sun - Salut: Is diversity the long game in British Columbian wine?

"Demanding diversity in our wines and obtaining it are often two very different stories, especially in the New World.

As the years unfold, British Columbia wineries are finally moving in that direction although it’s not necessarily just about different grapes going into the ground. We see some unique offerings — especially among the white wines with Grüner Veltliner, Roussanne and Marsanne and a few reds like Dolcetto, Grenache, Touriga Nacional and Sangiovese — but the most significant change in diversity is coming from a different direction.

Achieving diversity is more about the blends, new grape clones, and mixing different sites to improve the ultimate complexity of the wine. It’s especially true as we reassess some early vineyard plantings, some of which never should have gone into the ground where they did.

Even when the site was ideal, there were problems with getting virus-free plant material, or the correct rootstock or clone. Post planting the viticulture and trellising are equally as crucial, because each can affect the quality and diversity of the wines.

Research and education have changed so much about what we know nowadays. Planting any grape in B.C. is about being on a suitable site for each variety. That could mean tracking the temperature, and studying a vineyard’s proximity to a lake or mountainside. It could be about altitude, daylight hours, irrigation and more. Alas, knowing more hasn’t necessarily given us all the answers and, in many cases, it has only generated more questions.

Growing wine on great sites is what many would say is the long game. The ultimate result will be a diversity of grapes and wines, but for now we are barely into the first period.

In this fall edition of Salut, we provide an update on where our red wines are heading in the diversity game. Sorting out the significant grapes is underway, and it is already much improved, but there are so many more to be assessed in the coming decades.

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Diverse British Columbia reds for fall

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Moon Curser Touriga Nacional 2017, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, $39.99

One of the celebrated platinum medal winners at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada, and as diverse as it gets in B.C.

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Time Posted: Oct 4, 2019 at 9:07 AM Permalink to The Vancouver Sun - Salut: Is diversity the long game in British Columbian wine? Permalink
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