Producer profiles/visits:

Ten minutes with … Tom Carson

Published on August 10, 2011

Tom Carson is pushing the envelope when it comes to making pinot noir in Australia, and is a strong advocate of wines of place.

Elgo Estate

Published on August 6, 2011

Strathbogie Ranges is a wine growing region to watch, not least due to a mere handful of pioneering producers. Elgo Estate, owned by Grant and Suzanne Taresch is one such property on an upward trajectory.

Helm Wines

Published on July 21, 2011

Helm Wines, in the Canberra District, produces the tastiest Australian rieslings that I’ve come across.

Feudo Montoni

Published on July 9, 2011

Not quite bang in the middle of the island, not close to any major town of import, not quite isolated, but quite out on its own in the uplands of central Sicily, lies the vinous beacon of Feudo Montoni.

Chapoutier’s Schieferkopf in Alsace

Published on May 2, 2011

A five-hectare vineyard plot in Bernardvillé forms the core of a new Michel Chapoutier Alsatian joint venture for a series of wines sold under the Shieferkopf label. The first, 2009 vintage, wines were presented in London.

Ten minutes with … Barbara Tamburini

Published on April 8, 2011

Barbara Tamburini is a modest and unassuming, yet extremely talented, consultant winemaker in Italy, who has been making wine since 1996.

Poderi Boscarelli – a 20 year retrospective

Published on March 19, 2011

As part of the anteprima/en primeur tastings in Tuscany during February 2011, Poderi Boscarelli hosted a 20-year retrospective of their wines.

Guigal and Château d'Ampuis

Published on March 11, 2011

The Guigal family comes full circle at the Château d’Ampuis, which also houses the company’s cooperage, started in 2003.

Ten minutes with … Bill Downie

Published on March 7, 2011

Having lived and worked half the year in Burgundy for five years, Bill Downie set up by himself, in Victoria, in 2003, with his first Yarra Valley pinot noir, under the William Downie label.

An interview with … Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill, Australia

Published on February 23, 2011

An interview with … Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill, Australia, October 2010

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