In conversation with Maria Castro.

31May Posted by Jack

Álvaro Castro represents a contemporary vision of Portuguese wine, one that emphasises elegance, refinement and restraint. Wines that have freshness and immense drinkability. We spoke to his daughter Maria to find out more about the estate and their project. Álvaro

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Enclòs de Peralba: making Penedès great again!

25Jan Posted by Jo Lory

We recently started working with Leo Gramona and his cousin Roc, the energetic next generation of well known sparkling wine producer. L’Enclòs de Peralba gives them freedom to experiment outside the family business, and focus on single parcels of local

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Monte Rio: blending the past and future of Californian wine

6Dec Posted by Jack

California hasn’t always produced the ultra-ripe Cabernet-based blockbusters it’s known for today. Settlers brought a host of grapes from Europe in the 18th century, initially to make everyday wine to quench the thirst of workers during the gold rush. Some

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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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Jonantan vineyard

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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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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Theresa vineyards

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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Philippe and Jean-Guillaume Bret

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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