Monthly Archives: January 2019

  1. The Native Grapes of Abruzzo: Camillo Zulli of Cantina Orsogna

    The Native Grapes of Abruzzo: Camillo Zulli of Cantina Orsogna

    "With biodynamic you have a closed cycle. We work with five or six cow farms who are dedicated and provide compost specific for our biodynamic growers." Camillo Zulli, Cantina Orsogna
  2. Donkey and Goat at 15: California Natural Wine Pioneers Take Stock

    Donkey and Goat at 15: California Natural Wine Pioneers Take Stock

    "For us, natural wine is continuity from soil to bottle. It's about transparency, it's about making delicious wines." Tracey Brandt
  3. Anthony Hamilton Russell Of Hamilton Russell Vineyards On Making Pinot Noir And Chardonnay In A Slice Of Heaven On Earth

    Anthony Hamilton Russell Of Hamilton Russell Vineyards On Making Pinot Noir And Chardonnay In A Slice Of Heaven On Earth

    "We were like mavericks out on a limb, and now Hemel-en-Aarde is a very respected sub-region." South African winemaker Anthony Hamilton Russell on how his father pioneered quality winemaking in the area.
  4. Scheid Vineyards and the Pleasures in Unexpected Wines; Monterey Dolcetto?

    Scheid Vineyards and the Pleasures in Unexpected Wines; Monterey Dolcetto?

    "Al Scheid, a Harvard Business School grad, recently of E.F. Hutton, hit on the idea of growing grapes in fledgling Monterey County in 1971 as a tax shelter for wealthy investors who needed to offset losses against regular income." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  5. The Volcanic Wines of Basilicata: Emanuela Mastrodomenico of Mastrodomenico Vineyards

    The Volcanic Wines of Basilicata: Emanuela Mastrodomenico of Mastrodomenico Vineyards

    "It is important to respect nature and the care of the vines. Only in this way, in my opinion, can you have extraordinary results in the cellar." Emanuela Mastrodomenico
  6. Italy's Hidden Gem: Rocco Vallorani of Vigneti Vallorani on Southern Marche

    Italy's Hidden Gem: Rocco Vallorani of Vigneti Vallorani on Southern Marche

    Grape Collective talks with Rocco Vallorani, one of southern Marche’s star winemakers, about the evolution of his region.
  7. Marilisa Allegrini On Going Outside One's Comfort Zone

    Marilisa Allegrini On Going Outside One's Comfort Zone

    Inspired by her father's teachings, Marilisa Allegrini looks at winemaking as an opportunity for growth and innovation.
  8. Chappellet Winery and the Art of Blending: Why Malbec Is the New Merlot

    Chappellet Winery and the Art of Blending: Why Malbec Is the New Merlot

    "And Petit Verdot is suddenly about as trendy as a classic old grape can be." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher see a big change in the blending practices of some of the world's top winemakers.
  9. The Wine That Blew Up Pompeii: Ciro Giordano of Cantine Olivella on Vesuvio Wine

    The Wine That Blew Up Pompeii: Ciro Giordano of Cantine Olivella on Vesuvio Wine

    Vesuvio, also known as Mount Vesuvius, is home to wines of explosive flavor and historical controversy. Vesuvio’s legendary eruption of 79 AD destroyed the wealthy, coastal towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, though vines and enological tradition remained rooted.
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