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  1. Distinctly Greek! A New Style of Retsina Is Revitalizing One of the World’s Longest-Lived Wine Traditions

    Distinctly Greek! A New Style of Retsina Is Revitalizing One of the World’s Longest-Lived Wine Traditions

    The story of retsina wine can be traced back to ancient times, when wine was typically stored and transported in clay jugs called amphorae. In Greece, one of the world’s oldest winemaking civilizations, winemakers used thick resin from the abundantly-growing Aleppo pine trees to seal the amphorae and protect the wine from oxidation. Evidence of pine resin has been found in Greek wine amphorae dating back to the 13th century B.C.

  2. From the Soul of the Dolomites: Thomas Niedermayr - Hof Gandberg Natural Wines Are Perfectly Imperfect

    From the Soul of the Dolomites: Thomas Niedermayr - Hof Gandberg Natural Wines Are Perfectly Imperfect

    "Our wine surely has edges and corners, but not for the fact that it is made from Piwi but because they are handcrafted wines that speak of where they come from." Thomas Niedermayr

  3. Photos: Maison Albert Bichot

    The Treasure that Lies Beneath Their Feet: Maison Albert Bichot on Taking Care of the Soil, from Chablis to Beaujolais

    "Our goal is really to promote the different terroirs and to be able to show the little differences we have in the different climats." - Matthieu Mangenot, Maison Albert Bichot

  4. Family, Farming and Fermentation: Interview With Sarah Hedges Goedhart of Hedges Family Estate

    Family, Farming and Fermentation: Interview With Sarah Hedges Goedhart of Hedges Family Estate

    Washington State's Hedges Family Estate, a pioneer of the Red Mountain AVA, is crafting award-winning biodynamic wines.
  5. Moonstruck in Alsace: How Biodynamic Winemakers are Connecting the Dots Between Soil and Sky

    Moonstruck in Alsace: How Biodynamic Winemakers are Connecting the Dots Between Soil and Sky

    "Knowing that knowledge cannot know, remains the highest knowledge." -Fourth Century Chinese philosopher Zhuang Zhou
  6. Seeing Montecucco Through the Eyes of Winemaker Giovan Battista of Basile Organic Wine Farm

    Seeing Montecucco Through the Eyes of Winemaker Giovan Battista of Basile Organic Wine Farm

    "Our strength is our family dimension and we want to preserve it." Giovan Battista
  7. Deeply Rooted Farming Traditions Live on at Dasca Vives, a Biodynamic Winery in Catalonia Spain

    Deeply Rooted Farming Traditions Live on at Dasca Vives, a Biodynamic Winery in Catalonia Spain

    "We believe biodynamics is the way to cultivate, taking into account all the beings that live on the farm, from microorganisms, grasses, trees, mammals, birds, to the influences of the planets and constellations, which also form part of the ecosystem." - Alba Vives
  8. Interview With Véronique Dausse of Bordeaux's Château Phélan Ségur

    Interview With Véronique Dausse of Bordeaux's Château Phélan Ségur

    "It’s just incredible because it's a part of yourself that people are enjoying. And it's part of their pleasure and happiness and great moments. It's better than selling tires or whatever." Véronique Dausse, on the joy of working in wine.
  9. From Fashion to Fermentation: Philippe Pascal of Domaine du Cellier aux Moines

    From Fashion to Fermentation: Philippe Pascal of Domaine du Cellier aux Moines

    "As we are the first winery in Givry to become organic and biodynamic, we have generated a lot of curiosity and interest from the young generation of vignerons, while their parents are still reluctant." - Philippe Pascal, Domaine du Cellier aux Moines
  10. Laura Catena's Gold in the Vineyards: A Celebration of The World's Most Iconic Wineries

    Laura Catena's Gold in the Vineyards: A Celebration of The World's Most Iconic Wineries

    "I chose wines that had somehow achieved 'otherworldy' fame, and which had particularly visionary owners and family stories." -Laura Catena on the wines included in her book.
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