Monthly Archives: June 2020

  1. Schalk Opperman of Lammershoek on the Power of Old Vine Swartland Chenin Blanc

    Schalk Opperman of Lammershoek on the Power of Old Vine Swartland Chenin Blanc

    "These old vines were able to survive the test of time. And with the roots being so deep in the soil and all the sandy soils, they were able to reach that last bit of reserves of water and maintain themselves where a young vine would have struggled." Schalk Opperman
  2. Joel Peterson on Ravenswood’s Limbo, New Beginnings and Anniversary Bottles

    Joel Peterson on Ravenswood’s Limbo, New Beginnings and Anniversary Bottles

    "Ravenswood and its founder-winemaker, Joel Peterson, helped prove that Zinfandel could be a wine of structure, balance and elegance as well as power." Dororthy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  3. Growing Grapes in the Parched Hills of Priorat: Interview with René Barbier of Clos Mogador

    Growing Grapes in the Parched Hills of Priorat: Interview with René Barbier of Clos Mogador

    "If you taste Priorat, you will have a clear idea that it’s Priorat because 95% of the terroir of Priorat is Llicorella, this schist." René Barbier, Clos Mogador
  4. Chad Melville: Honest Wines and Fair Prices Prepped Us for Difficult Times

    Chad Melville: Honest Wines and Fair Prices Prepped Us for Difficult Times

    "We spoke to Chad before George Floyd was killed and the resulting protests, which were generally peaceful but also sometimes descended into violence against demonstrators, journalists, police and property, including the looting of a few wine stores around the country. "
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