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Beyond Burgundy: Sashi Moorman on how he and Rajat Parr are rewriting the story at Evening Land Vineyards.

15Nov Posted by Jo Lory

Whenever someone makes Pinot Noir or Chardonnay with serious intent there are inevitable comparisons with Burgundy. Especially when one of the partners in the project is award winning sommelier turned winemaker and vineyard owner Rajat Parr, whose deep affection and

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The Stellenbosch Revolution?

19Oct Posted by Jo Lory

Stellenbosch is South Africa’s Napa Valley, one of the most historic wine regions, and a centre for tourism. Money poured in when larger companies arrived in the 80s and 90s, many of the smaller grape farmers were pushed aside, but

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Single vineyard reds from Suertes del Marques

20Sep Posted by Jo Lory

The elegant, electric whites from Suertes del Marqués often hog the limelight, but they have been making some distinctive new single vineyard reds in recent years. We caught up with owner and winemaker Jonatan García on Zoom to taste them

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SCAR OF THE SEA + LADY OF THE SUNSHINE

1000 Small Decisions: Introducing Lady of the Sunshine and Scar of the Sea

6Aug Posted by Jo Lory

There are a lot of synergies between Scar of the Sea and Lady of the Sunshine: owner/ winemakers Mikey and Gina Giugni share a cellar in San Luis Obispo; and as they explained when we spoke recently they share a

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An update from the Rheingau

13May Posted by Jo Lory

Theresa Breuer is a dynamo, she took the reins at her family estate in 2004 aged 18, when her father passed away. She has continued to build on his legacy for quality converting their vineyards – some of the top

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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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