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  1. 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."
  2. 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
  3.  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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. The Soulful Wines of Bruno De Conciliis

    The Soulful Wines of Bruno De Conciliis

    "Everybody that works with me, the first word I listen to and the last each day is respect. To me there's nothing, nothing, nothing else. So when we grow, when we work in the field, we respect the present and the future of our land." Bruno De Conciliis
  10. Take a Virtual Reality Tour of Winemaker Aurore Dezat's Sancerre Winery

    Take a Virtual Reality Tour of Winemaker Aurore Dezat's Sancerre Winery

    "In Sancerre the date, the time we pick your grapes is of great importance to get a wine of quality that will be easy to make later." Take a 360 tour with Sancerre winemaker Aurore Dezat.
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