Monthly Archives: January 2020

  1. When Mary Met Ed: A Valentine’s Journey From Mateus to MW, With a Stop in Kentucky

    When Mary Met Ed: A Valentine’s Journey From Mateus to MW, With a Stop in Kentucky

    “I can’t imagine trying to have a romantic evening or day without having wine in it. I can’t imagine how that could possibly be.” Mary Ewing-Mulligan
  2. South African Wine Pioneer Chris Mullineux and the greatness of Old Vine Swartland Chenin Blanc

    South African Wine Pioneer Chris Mullineux and the greatness of Old Vine Swartland Chenin Blanc

    Chris Mullineux is one of group of young winemakers who discovered underappreciated old bush vines in the Swartland and helped to develop the region into the international critical success it enjoys today.
  3. “Depth, Nuance, and History”: The Regal Soaves of Pieropan

    “Depth, Nuance, and History”: The Regal Soaves of Pieropan

    "There was a long time during which great Soave was difficult to find because many producers were focused on volume. I am proud that my grandfather and father, and now my brother and I have always been determined to offer the highest-quality Soave possible." Dario Pieropan
  4. BYOB bonanza: How Hillstone Helped Us Overcome Our ‘Howell Mountain’ Trauma

    BYOB bonanza: How Hillstone Helped Us Overcome Our ‘Howell Mountain’ Trauma

    "As you can imagine, we’re huge fans of BYOB. It’s not that it saves money, though it does. It’s that we have some remarkable bottles of wine that we’d love to drink with the fine food and calming atmosphere of a good restaurant. " Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  5. Interview with Naike Bertola of Pratello Winery, a Jewel of Lake Garda

    Interview with Naike Bertola of Pratello Winery, a Jewel of Lake Garda

    "This method is based on ecological compensation, elimination of copper, reduction in sulphites and synergy between animals and plants." —Naike Bertola on the winery's "Pratello Method."
  6. Miguel Angel de Gregorio of Finca Allende is Fighting for terroir in Rioja

    Miguel Angel de Gregorio of Finca Allende is Fighting for terroir in Rioja

    "People learned the technology – the Bordelaise technique of aging the wines and people learned the style of blending of wines from different villages, but forgot the singularity of character and uniqueness of the terroir." Miguel Angel de Gregorio
  7. Wines of Wonder: How You Can Discover Them in the New Year

    Wines of Wonder: How You Can Discover Them in the New Year

    Wonder wines defy description because who can explain why any work of art touches our soul?
  8. Carla Benini of Sassotondo Winery on Communicating the Power and Mystery of the Maremma Toscana Land

    Carla Benini of Sassotondo Winery on Communicating the Power and Mystery of the Maremma Toscana Land

    "One day we passed by Pitigliano, ... the wind was whipping the yellow grass and the green moss that covered the tufa cliffs. And with Etruscan remains all around—pools, wells, ancient roads—we couldn’t resist and we bought it." -Winemaker Carla Benini
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