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  1. Sean O'Keefe of Mari Vineyards is showing Michigan's Riesling potential

    Sean O'Keefe of Mari Vineyards is showing Michigan's Riesling potential

    "I once called Sean 'the Michael Moore of Riesling' (Moore lives locally) and declared him a candidate for president of the United States of Riesling because of his commitment to the development of America's Riesling industry." Stuart Pigott on Sean O'Keefe
  2. The Prophecies of Ze’ev Dunie

    The Prophecies of Ze’ev Dunie

    "I can’t help thinking of Joseph K. the hapless antihero of Kafka’s The Trial. That’s hardly a cool association for a wine, although back in the early 1990s I once got into the Limelight night club in NYC by telling the doorkeeper I was Joseph K." Stuart Pigott
  3. Dan Matthies of Chateau Fontaine on the Success of the Traverse City Michigan Wine Industry

    Dan Matthies of Chateau Fontaine on the Success of the Traverse City Michigan Wine Industry

    "My philosophy of winemaking is this, it's my partner in winemaking. Her name is Mother Nature. If Mother Nature helps me grow good grapes, we are going to make great wines." Dan Matthies
  4. Wine Transformed Into Art:  Meinklang Sarah Lucas

    Wine Transformed Into Art: Meinklang Sarah Lucas

    How an English art star collided with an Austrian natural wine pioneer.
  5. Eddie O'Keefe and pioneering Traverse City Michigan Winery Chateau Grand Traverse

    Eddie O'Keefe and pioneering Traverse City Michigan Winery Chateau Grand Traverse

    "He's been everything from a Green Beret Army paratrooper to a gymnast to a scuba diving instructor to an undercover narcotic agent in New York City." Eddie O'Keefe on his father's background prior to planting Riesling in Michigan in 1974
  6. Johannes Selbach on why Riesling is the best white wine on earth

    Johannes Selbach on why Riesling is the best white wine on earth

    Riesling master Johannes Selbach talks with Grape Collective about the challenges and great potential Finger Lakes, as well as what makes the Mosel the spiritual home of the best white wine on earth.
  7. From Harvard to Geneva (New York): Kelby James Russell of Red Newt Cellars

    From Harvard to Geneva (New York): Kelby James Russell of Red Newt Cellars

    Kelby James Russell attended Harvard University receiving his BA in Government with a minor in Economics. Having learned enough to develop a healthy dislike for both disciplines, he returned home to New York's Finger Lakes to master the craft of wine.
  8. BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 4 –  Why Hipsters Hate Bordeaux

    BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 4 – Why Hipsters Hate Bordeaux

    "The biggest mistake most of the hipster somms make is their assumption that fruity wine aromas are fake and obscure the non-fruity authentic taste of wine. For them it only becomes apparent when the fruity “mask” is removed. " Stuart Pigott
  9. The Surprising Rise of Michigan Wine: A Conversation With Lee Lutes of Black Star Farms

    The Surprising Rise of Michigan Wine: A Conversation With Lee Lutes of Black Star Farms

    "We joke an awful lot about being on the fringe of real, quality wine production. When you're on the fringe, it gives you some freedoms." Lee Lutes on the evolution of the Michigan wine industry
  10. BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 3 – New Bordeaux, Money, Secrets and Michel Rolland

    BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 3 – New Bordeaux, Money, Secrets and Michel Rolland

    Is Michel Rolland the Darth Vader of Bordeaux winemaking? Stuart Pigott probes.
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