Wine People

  1. Rising Restaurant Star Charles Puglia Chats About Dashed Hopes, Deft Career Sidesteps, and the Shadowy World of Grey Market Wine

    Rising Restaurant Star Charles Puglia Chats About Dashed Hopes, Deft Career Sidesteps, and the Shadowy World of Grey Market Wine

    "The grey market is incredibly important. Distributors used to have older wine but then all of a sudden things changed and they’re just selling current releases, and if they’re selling “library wine,” wine that’s been aged at the estate, you’re buying at an outrageous markup. Obviously the provenance is going to be perfect, but it’s a huge markup and if you’re a restaurant you’ve got to make money on your wine list. You want to price it where it’s attractive enough that somebody’s actually going to buy the wine." -Charles Puglia

  2. How Jean-Luc Colombo's Passion for Vin de Garde Transformed the Cornas Appellation

    How Jean-Luc Colombo's Passion for Vin de Garde Transformed the Cornas Appellation

    Cornas is a small wine appellation in France’s Northern Rhône Valley. Located at the southern end of the region, its steep granitic hillsides are planted with only about 110 hectares of vines, all of which is Syrah. Until recently, Cornas wines were considered rather harsh and rustic; not worthy of the world's attention and frequently passed over in favor of wines from its storied neighbors,...

  3. Leave the Gun, Take the Pinot Blanc: Why ‘The Godfather’ Inspires Ram’s Gate’s Joe Nielsen

    Leave the Gun, Take the Pinot Blanc: Why ‘The Godfather’ Inspires Ram’s Gate’s Joe Nielsen

    When we posted an item about Pinot Blanc last year, a reader responded: “I was searching for a California Pinot Blanc yesterday at BevMo. Not a one to be found but they did have 800 Chardonnays.”

  4. Anthony Lynch The Next Generation at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

    Anthony Lynch The Next Generation at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

    "Other certain trends like orange wines or natural wines, they're also fascinating, really amazing wines to be tasted. But, often these sort of trends can overpower the notion of tradition and of terroir and diversity in all the wines that are being made in the world." - Anthony Lynch
  5. David White's But First, Champagne

    David White's But First, Champagne

    But First, Champagne author David White picks his top Champagnes and discusses what surprised him most during the writing of the book.
  6. Adam Bilbey, Sotheby’s Head of Wine in Hong Kong

    Adam Bilbey, Sotheby’s Head of Wine in Hong Kong

    "I think the Asian markets probably have more experience with trademark infringement than any other area of the world, so we see more scepticism and scrutiny here." Adam Bilbey, Sotheby’s Head of Wine in Hong Kong
  7. Robert Parker: ‘I Like Wines That Say Something Back to Me’

    Robert Parker: ‘I Like Wines That Say Something Back to Me’

    Dorothy Gaiter talks to Robert Parker about scores, his legacy and balance.
  8. Peter Mondavi Sr.

    Peter Mondavi Sr.

    Peter Mondavi Sr. died on February 20th at the age of 101. We are publishing an extract of the interview we did in 2013 for the first time. He talks about how Napa has changed, his relationship with his brother Robert, and his love of the family business.
  9. Max Toso, Huarpe Wines, Mendoza

    Max Toso, Huarpe Wines, Mendoza

    Max and José Toso are highlighting the power of blends at Huarpe in Mendoza.
  10. James Rowell of Altaya Wines

    James Rowell of Altaya Wines

    David Rogers talks to James Rowell of Altaya Wines, one of the largest importers and distributors of wine in Hong Kong, about how the Chinese wine market is evolving.
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