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Meet the Bret Brothers

19Apr Posted by Jo Lory

We caught up with Jean-Philippe and Jean-Guillaume aka the Bret Brothers, owners of Domaine de la Soufrandière and their eponymous negociant in the Mâconnais. It was a week when France was much in the news due to destructive frosts in

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Candialle: Chianti with a modern touch

8Apr Posted by Jo Lory

Josephin and Jarkko Peränen are bringing a modern perspective to the traditions of Chianti, making elegant, energetic wines in the heart of the Classico region. We spoke to them to find out more the story behind their project. Jarkko came

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New wines from Fedellos and Peixes

15Mar Posted by Jo Lory

The Fedellos/Peixes team are busy pruning their multiple small plots on the precipitous slopes around the Bibei and Sil river valleys. We caught up with Curro Bareño to find out more about their new wines. The Fedellos do Couto project

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González Bastías: A labour of love in the Maule Valley

10Feb Posted by Jo Lory

Chile’s grape growing heritage Growing grapes is part of the culture in rural southern Chile, Daniela explained. Every house has half a hectare of vines, which some still make into a Pipeño wine for their own consumption. These backyard wines

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Holass: Thoroughly Modern Winemakers

19Nov Posted by Jo Lory

Meet Imre Halász and Ellie Bauwens, the dynamic couple behind Indigo’s newest additions: Holass. We recently caught up with them to learn about their project that aims to bring the great terroirs of Hungary and Austria to the attention of

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What a difference a year makes – new wines from Luis Perez

3Nov Posted by Jo Lory

A big takeaway from a recent visit to Jerez was the existence of vintage variation in wines from the region. And nowhere was that more clearly illustrated than tasting La Barajuela 2017’s with Willy Perez, which have just arrived in the UK.

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Priorat reclassified

20Oct Posted by Jo Lory

We caught up with Daphne Glorian to talk about the new vineyard classification system in Priorat, and the 2018 vintage arriving in late November. Daphne is a force of nature, she started Clos i Terrasses in 1989 when Alvaro Palacios

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Delinquente Wine Co: Reflections on the 2020 Vintage

2Oct Posted by Jo Lory

The quirky characters of the Delinquente Wine Co. crew have returned! Betty, Roxanne, Bullet Dodger and Tuff Nutt are back and serving up the fresh, smashable Riverland wines we know and love. To celebrate their arrival, we checked in with

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Introducing Abel: A fresh face for New Zealand Chardonnay

21Sep Posted by Jo Lory

We caught up with Sophie and Mark McGill, who after gathering extensive experience in the world of hospitality and wine, have returned to their native New Zealand to set up their own winemaking project. Meet Abel, the newest addition to

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4 Eléments: Change and Innovation in Champagne

24Apr Posted by Jo Lory

In his influential book Champagne Peter Liem speaks of a transformation in the region: a new wave of family growers and young winemakers who are paying closer attention to the farming; vinifying their own grapes rather than selling to the

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