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  1. Celebrating Georgian Wine: Ruso Chochishvili of Kapistoni Winery

    Celebrating Georgian Wine: Ruso Chochishvili of Kapistoni Winery

    Kapistoni Winery is a family-owned, traditional wines business located in a certified Eco-Zone in the Saguramo village of the Mtskheta region in Georgia. They work with indigenous grapes such as Chinebuli, Shavkapito, Tavkveri, Saperavi and Rkatsitelli in traditional Qvevri Georgian method, using ancient, unique, indigenous grapes selected and harvested from the best varieties in ecologically cultivated vineyards from the regions of Kartli and Kakheti.

  2. Cool Climate South Africa: Paul Cluver's Journey From Apples to Pinot Noir

    Cool Climate South Africa: Paul Cluver's Journey From Apples to Pinot Noir

    "The New York Times a couple years back asked with climate change taking place, where would you buy your Burgundies, your Chardonnay Burgundies, if you weren’t able to buy them from Burgundy anymore. And they actually identified Elgin as a potential growing area for that."
  3. André Morgenthal and how the old vine project is saving South Africa's Heritage Vines

    André Morgenthal and how the old vine project is saving South Africa's Heritage Vines

    "Each vine needs to be considered on its own. So we rather call it sculpting than pruning. Cause it's like an old age home and each person has got a different context and history and requirements." André Morgenthal
  4.  Jacques de Klerk of Radford Dale focusing on site-specific wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Jacques de Klerk of Radford Dale focusing on site-specific wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa

    "We've spent the last 20 years really refining the ethos. And that is site-specific, single-terroir, single-vineyard in some cases, wines of character and immerse drinkability." " Jacques de Klerk Radford Dale
  5. Bruce Murray of Boundary Breaks: Leaving a life of tech startups for the allure of Finger Lakes Riesling

    Bruce Murray of Boundary Breaks: Leaving a life of tech startups for the allure of Finger Lakes Riesling

    "The best Riesling, historically, have come from Germany, from Austria, from France, and we have climates here that are very similar to those. " Bruce Murray, Boundary Breaks
  6. Duncan Savage and the charisma of South African Old Vine Blends

    Duncan Savage and the charisma of South African Old Vine Blends

    'People have become more wise from a viticultural point of view and then learning to stand back in the cellar. So, if I look at South African wines over the last 10 years, there’s been a monumental shift in quality. It’s insane." Duncan Savage
  7. Understanding Biodynamic Wine: The Monty Waldin Interview

    Understanding Biodynamic Wine: The Monty Waldin Interview

    "Well, the three pillars of biodynamics, the main thing is you're trying to make every single vineyard of farm a self-sustaining living organism, and what that means is you're trying to minimize inputs." Monty Waldin
  8. Understanding Prosecco: Interview with winemaker Stefano Gava of Villa Sandi

    Understanding Prosecco: Interview with winemaker Stefano Gava of Villa Sandi

    "Treviso represents the heart of the appellation, the regional area of Prosecco. And you can find a different kind of soil, because you are very close to the mountains." Stefano Gava of Villa Sandi explains Prosecco
  9. Understanding Slovenian Wine: Interview with Martin Gruzovin of Guerila

    Understanding Slovenian Wine: Interview with Martin Gruzovin of Guerila

    "My grandfather changed his passport three times from 1926 when he was born, until he died 10 years ago." Martin Gruzovin of Guerila on the political turmoil that impacts Slovenian winemaking culture.
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