Cooper Mountain Vineyards is a winery ahead of the curve in the Willamette Valley, being certified organic since the early '90s. Barbara Gross, co-owner and operator, sat down to speak with me about growing up on a Willamette vineyard, finding her place among the vines, and maintaining the spirit of the vineyard through the good times and the bad.
- "Objective is the wine that all the people would like to drink. Subjective is a more personal wine, a personal trip. So it's a more intimate way to produce and to speak with the people." Alessandro Job
- "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.
- "In Abruzzo, the king and queen are Montepulciano and Trebbiano, so we have been cultivating these grapes for thousands of years." Francesco Cirelli
- "When I came, as well, I made the decision to keep the hundred-year-old Carignan, which was the big production grape in the past, in the Languedoc." Stephan Kandler of Chateau Tourril on the evolution of wine in the Languedoc
- "In a certain way I chose him as a consultant winemaker, and he chose us, saying, “Okay, I’ll work with you guys. You have something I would like to work with. I think it is something exciting.” Felipe Tosso on working with famed Penfolds winemaker John Duval
- Viña Leyda has been described by Decanter Magazine as "one of Chile´s finest producers, exemplary for its consistently rewarding cool-climate wines that offer outstanding value for money and wonderful diversity."
- “We weren’t trying to imitate anything. It turned out to taste quite a lot like Corton-Charlemagne, but that was incidental.” Mike Chelini talking to Dorothy Gaiter