Closing in on the star vintners and wine trendsetters that matter…
02 Oct 2015
Saint Clair Family Estate’s Hamish Clark, New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2012, produces up to 12 varieties from countless small parcels. June Lee finds out how Marlborough’s iconic Sauvignon Blanc stacks up as more grapes come of age.
02 Feb 2015
Champagne Pol Roger’s fifth generation director, Hubert de Billy, says practice makes perfect when developing your wine palate. We find out why Winston Churchill preferred Pinot Noir blends.
31 Dec 2014
Billecart-Salmon’s sixth generation director, Antoine Roland-Billecart, loves nothing better than to have his hands in the soil. The dapper cognoscenti shares the label’s new vintages.
30 Jul 2014
Old World Marsanne and Grenache grapes are adapting well to South Africa—much like Romanian transplant Razvan Macici, a third generation winemaker who’s put his own roots down in the Southern Hemisphere.
30 Jun 2014
By placing the fruit at the forefront of his wines, awardwinning Australian winemaker Neil McGuigan offers quality wine at every price point.
30 May 2014
Laurent Ponsot, owner of Burgundy’s Domaine Ponsot, explains how he became a winemaker-turned-detective as he took on a wine scandal that shook Burgundy.
02 May 2014
Winemaking and bureaucracy should not mix, says Tuscan vintner Paolo De Marchi, who has made a name for himself by taking unconventional routes in his winemaking career.
02 Apr 2014
Confused by the terms and rules in the world of organic, biodynamic and natural wines? We cut through the jargon and tell you what you should know.
28 Feb 2014
In an age of modern winemaking, Emidio Pepe is an anomaly. He still hand-decants each bottle of wine before release and avoids ageing them in barrels.
29 Jan 2014
No vineyards? No problem. A new breed of wineries are setting up shop in American cities, and even letting customers make their own quaffs.