Monthly Archives: June 2019

  1. Ntsiki Biyela: First Lady of South African Wine

    Ntsiki Biyela: First Lady of South African Wine

    "We went to the awards function, and to get into the hall and you see that there's only two black people who are here at the function, and the rest of the black people we are seeing are the waiters and waitresses." South African Winemaker Ntsiki Biyela
  2. Ted Edwards On Crafting Nearly 35 Vintages at Freemark Abbey

    Ted Edwards On Crafting Nearly 35 Vintages at Freemark Abbey

    "I've gone out to do tastings, public pourings, and people have thought it was an actual abbey and that I'm one of the monks! I hate to disappoint them." -Ted Edwards, winemaker at Freemark Abbey
  3. That’s Sweet -- or Not: How Etude Pinot Gris Disrupted Our Marital Bliss

    That’s Sweet -- or Not: How Etude Pinot Gris Disrupted Our Marital Bliss

    “I often use the Pinot Gris as a wine to introduce our philosophy and approach toward winegrowing and winemaking, with minimal intervention in the winery.” Jon Priest
  4. "True to Emilia": The Terroir Wines of La Tosa

    "True to Emilia": The Terroir Wines of La Tosa

    The rare terra rossa antica soils of the Colli Piacentini find singular expression in the wines of this small, organic producer.
  5. The Native Grapes of Umbria: Luca Baccarelli of Roccafiore

    The Native Grapes of Umbria: Luca Baccarelli of Roccafiore

    "...we can offer a kind of new proposal of wines, offering new varieties because the indigenous varieties from Umbria are almost unknown in the shadow of the big Tuscany wines or maybe other wines from Italy. So for many reasons Umbria is really interesting." Luca Baccarelli
  6. August Kesseler: Why You Should Drink Riesling, Even at a Wedding

    August Kesseler: Why You Should Drink Riesling, Even at a Wedding

    “Because Riesling is the most delightful and versatile variety in the world, easy and enjoyable to drink, and you will find out the second bottle always tastes better than the first! Riesling keeps you thirsty and will never fill you up.” August Kesseler
  7. Zierfandler and Rotgipfler: Austria’s Treasures Hidden in Plain Sight

    Zierfandler and Rotgipfler: Austria’s Treasures Hidden in Plain Sight

    Bernhard Stadlmann is the eighth generation of his family to specialize in this pair of rare indigenous Austrian varieties. Organic farming, top crus, and ultra-traditional vinifcation reveal fascinating facets of the Thermenregion.
  8. Claudio Sottile: Following NYC Dreams to Sicily and Back

    Claudio Sottile: Following NYC Dreams to Sicily and Back

    "...it's cool because there's these microclimates that exist within the valley that make growing wine there specifically very, very unique and different." -Claudio Sottile
  9. A New Approach to Skin Contact in Friuli: Alessandro Job of Villa Job

    A New Approach to Skin Contact in Friuli: Alessandro Job of Villa Job

    "Objective is the wine that all the people would like to drink. Subjective is a more personal wine, a personal trip. So it's a more intimate way to produce and to speak with the people." Alessandro Job
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