8 of the finest Proseccos in the World with Treve Ring and the state of BC Restaurants with Ian Tostenson and Kelly Gordon.
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The feature guests are Wine Judge and Writer Treve Ring pouring 8 Prosecco’s from the legendary Conegliano Valdobbiadene region of Italy and then a check in on the state of BC’s restaurants following two years of lockdown with Ian Tostenson BC Restaurant and Food Services Assn and Kelly Gordon Romer’s Restaurants.
Treve Ring – Cru-Consultancy. Speaker, writer, judge, traveler, Sommelier. Self-confessed geek.
The amazing Treve Ring is a wine writer and editor, judge and speaker, and perpetual traveler. A certified sommelier, WSET diploma holder, French wine scholar, instructor, and Sherry instructor, she is based in Victoria, Vancouver Island, though is most often found on a plane or in a vineyard.
TD interviewing Treve Ring
Treve has been writing professionally since 2001. Her work is regularly seen in numerous publications including World of Fine Wine, Meininger’s Wine Business International, Wine & Spirits, Sommelier Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, WineAlign, The Alchemist, Quench Magazine, Vitis, Lonely Planet Travel, and others.
In addition to her role as Correspondent Anorak at WineAnorak, she is the executive editor and senior critic at Gismondi on Wine, and editor at large for SIP Northwest Magazine. She tastes thousands of wines each year, and is an established wine judge in Canada, the UK, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United States. In 2012, she co-founded Cru Consultancy, a boutique wine education, and consultation company. Though her travels take her all over the wine world, Treve has spent the last few years concentrating and researching sparkling wine globally, with a focus on Champagne.
This story began in Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a hilly area in North-East Italy, 50 km from Venice and around 100 from the Dolomites. Here, for over three centuries, people have grown the grapes that produce Prosecco Superiore, whose success began with the founding of Italy’s first School of Winemaking in 1876. The production area covers 15 communes and represents the heart of the world of Prosecco; it is one of Italy’s historic denominations, recognized in 1969. In 2009, with the reorganization of the denominations for Prosecco, the Ministry of Agriculture classified it as a Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin (D.O.C.G.), the highest level of quality for Italian wines.
Treve brings 8 Proseccos from Conegliano Valdobbiadene. The heart of Prosecco Superiore D.O C.G.
Below are the wines we tasted (with Treve’s guidance and storytelling). Surprisingly, few if any are represented in BC.
- La Farra Rive di Farra di Soligo 2020 Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Brut
- Conte Collalto Ponte Rosso NV Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Brut
- Bellenda San Fermo 2021 Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut
- Perlage Canah NV Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut
- Valdellövo ZeroNove 2021 Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut
- Bianca Vigna Rive di Collalto 2020 Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry
- Cantina Bernardi Terra De Rù 2021 Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry
- Riccardo NV Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Dry
Ian Tostenson – President and CEO of BC Restaurant and Food Services Assn
Kelly Gordon – President/Partner Extra Mile Services Assn and Romer’s Burger Bars
The 2-year lockdown and Covid Pandemic hit the restaurants of BC really hard. menus were shortened, take out became a great way to pay the bills and staff, online creative helped create new customers and everyone started eating local.
Kelly Gordon & Chef Jim Romer (Nick Procaylo -PNG)
So. Here are on the cusp of Spring 2022 at what feels like the start of a new normal.
I’ve invited two guests whose business is to read the future and guide their associations and restaurants.
From Ian and Kelly I wanted to know:
What’s the state of our restaurants in early 2022?
How did many of the restaurants survive the last two years?
The government’s role in supporting these businesses?
And what can we – the customer – do to help the remaining restaurants not only survive but thrive in the next two years.
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:
- What will Festival Season look like?
- New Spring Releases
- Monte Creek – Kamloops. Thompson
- Checking out Mill Bay