Christopher Barnes

Christopher Barnes

Christopher Barnes

Editor, Publisher

A frustrated wine drinker who couldn't figure out where to buy all the great wines written about in his favorite wine columns. Prior to Grape Collective Christopher served as President of The New York Observer Media Group where he oversaw the launch of multiple successful print and digital media properties. In addition, he was a co-founder and Publisher of amNewYork newspaper. His start-up experience also includes Boston Metro and co-founding The London Monthly Magazine.

  1. Robert Eden of Château Maris: Restoring Virtuous Circles Within The Soil

    Robert Eden of Château Maris: Restoring Virtuous Circles Within The Soil

    Grape Collective discusses organic and biodynamic viticulture with Robert Eden at Château Maris.

  2. Jeff Beckmen of Beckmen Vineyards on Santa Ynez and Biodynamics

    Jeff Beckmen of Beckmen Vineyards on Santa Ynez and Biodynamics

    Grape Collective talks to Jeff Beckmen about the history of the estate, the grapes he cultivates, and biodynamic farming in the Santa Ynez Valley. 

  3. Christina Thanisch of Witwe Dr. H. Thanisch Celebrates the Balance of Mosel Riesling

    Christina Thanisch of Witwe Dr. H. Thanisch Celebrates the Balance of Mosel Riesling

    Grape Collective talks with fifth-generation owner Christina Thanisch about the history of the estate, the terroir of  Mosel, and the different wines she produces. 

  4. Marianna Bruscoli of Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo and the Unique Wines of Northern Le Marche

    Marianna Bruscoli of Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo and the Unique Wines of Northern Le Marche

    Nestled in the picturesque hills of Urbino in the heart of the Le Marche region, Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo stands as a testament to centuries of history, tradition, and viticulture. This charming estate, with its sprawling vineyards and rustic charm, has played a pivotal role in promoting the winemaking heritage of the region.

  5. Krunoslav Sontacchi on the Terroir and Native Grapes of Slavonia, Croatia

    Krunoslav Sontacchi on the Terroir and Native Grapes of Slavonia, Croatia

    The Sontacchi winery in Kutjevo combines modern winemaking techniques with respect for tradition, resulting in wines that are a true reflection of the region's heritage. Grape Collective talks to winemaker Krunoslav Sontacchi about the terroir, grapes and tradition in Slavonia, Croatia. 

  6. Smbat Mkrtchyan, Voskeni Winery on Armenia's Complex Wine History

    Smbat Mkrtchyan, Voskeni Winery on Armenia's Complex Wine History

    Grape Collective talks with Smbat Mkrtchyan, Voskeni Winery owner who was named after his grandfather.

  7. Seyit Karagözoğlu and Paşaeli Wines: Elevating Turkish Winemaking

    Seyit Karagözoğlu and Paşaeli Wines: Elevating Turkish Winemaking

    Turkey, a country with a rich history and diverse culture, has been gaining recognition in recent years for its burgeoning wine industry. Among the pioneers leading this transformation is Seyit Karagözoğlu, a visionary winemaker, and his renowned winery, Paşaeli Wines. Their story is one of passion, innovation, and a commitment to showcasing the unique terroir of Turkey through exceptional wines.

  8. Zorik Gharibian of Zorah Winery on How Armenia Rediscovered Its Love of Wine

    Zorik Gharibian of Zorah Winery on How Armenia Rediscovered Its Love of Wine

    Nestled within the picturesque landscape of the Vayots Dzor region in Armenia, Zorah Winery stands as a testament to the rich history and vibrant resurgence of winemaking in the country. Established in the year 2000 by Zorik Gharibian, an Armenian living in Italy, Zorah Winery has swiftly garnered international recognition for its commitment to producing exceptional wines using indigenous Armenian grape varieties and employing traditional winemaking techniques.

  9. Lionel Fraisse of Alain Voge on the Terroir of Cornas, Going Organic and Climate Change

    Lionel Fraisse of Alain Voge on the Terroir of Cornas, Going Organic and Climate Change

    Domaine Alain Voge exemplifies the mastery of Cornas winemaking, capturing the spirit of the land and the artistry of the winemaker. With each bottle, it offers a profound and captivating experience that showcases the unique and extraordinary qualities of this exceptional appellation.

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