Interviews

    • Weekly Interview: Meredith Smith

      is another nice warm vintage similar to 2013 and 2012. All of these vintages have produced aromatic whites and beautifully extracted red wines with nice fruit expressions. Who are your favorite winemakers in history, through personal account, or their wines? I do not have favorite winemaker yet. I have been enjoying wine for over 20 years and as I learn more over time, my style ...

      Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 8 readers -
    • Weekly Interview: Tanya Woodley

      Tanya Woodley Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Tanya Woodley, the winemaker at SuLei Cellars. Regular readers will remember that we interviewed John Freeman at Waterbrook in August. John mentioned Tanya as a new winemaker that he was excited about.

      Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 2 readers -
    • Angela Moench of Stone House Vineyard Winemaker Profile

      Angela Moench is the co-owner and winemaker at Stone House Vineyard in Spicewood, Texas. At the winery is a vineyard with Norton grapes. Angela Moench is from the Barossa Valley of Australia and the wines at Stone House Vineyard showcase Australian wines in addition to Texas wines. We asked Angela Moench about her background and philosophy of winemaking.

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  • Weekly Interview: Nicolas Cantacuzene

    …for Emeritus Vineyards? Fast and furious. The challenge was to bring in the fruit as fast as possible. With the drought, the fruit did not have the reserve to stay on the vine as long. The wines will probably be more exuberant than most years, but they will preserve freshness from high acidity levels. Who are your favorite winemakers in history…

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  • Weekly Interview: Dan Fishman

    …Zweigelt that I got from Mokelumne Glen Vineyard—100% whole cluster and 11.7% alcohol, I think it shows a really different side of California. What’s the oldest bottle in your cellar? The most expensive? My brother has been in town and I think we have pretty much cleaned out my older wines, so I think the oldest right now is a 2000 Dunn Howell…

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Weekly Interview: Heidi Seifried

    … Heidi Seifried Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Heidi Seifried, the winemaker at Seifried Estate, the oldest family winery in New Zealand’s South Island. In 1973, Austrian-born Hermann Seifried and his New Zealand wife Agnes planted their first vineyard in the Nelson…

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Syrah Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Meeting Matteo Lunelli of Ferrari Sparkling Wine

    … It’s almost the holiday season and that usually means finding some sparkling wine. But why is Champagne the first sparkling wine somebody thinks of to enjoy that holiday or special occasion? Matteo Lunelli We had the opportunity to meet Matteo Lunelli who is the President of Ferrari wines from the northern Trentino region in Italy. It was his…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Pinot Noir Chardonnay -
  • Seth Martin of Perissos Vineyard and Winery Winemaker Profile

    … Seth Martin is the co-owner, winemaker, and viticulturist at Perissos Vineyard and Winery in Burnet, Texas. With the large estate vineyard, the wines produced at Perissos are mostly Estate wines. We had the chance to ask Seth Martin questions about this background and philosophy of winemaking. What did you do before becoming a winemaker…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Weekly Interview: Remi Cohen

    …. I think that perhaps 2009, which was also a drought year (though the drought then was less severe), had more moderate weather during August and September and may be the most similar in recent memory. Also similar are the grapes from 2007 that were picked before the rain on October 13th. What’s your favorite wine region in the world – other than…

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
  • Weekly Interview: Ben Riggs

    … pretty well. If you weren’t making wine for a living, what would you be doing? Good question! I think I would be making something for people to eat or drink or both. How do you define success? Being a happy and healthy contributor to society. My greatest achievements are, apart from my three boys, being able to create jobs for about 25 people as well as now donating to breast cancer research – reaching $100,000 AUD now. …

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Announcements, Recent Articles, and all things Mushrooms

    … this through their daily newsletter, national events, and social media platforms. I’ll be focusing on one of my favorite topics, recipes and wine pairings, through their Daily Sip newsletter. My first article, Wines to Pair with Tailgating Classics, was published last month. My second piece, Expert Advice on Pairing Wine with Mushrooms, was published…

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  • Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile

    … producing wine in Europe for over 200 years. It is important that expansive Solaro Estate maintain sustainable agriculture and local agriculture in the Texas Hill Country during this period of commercial expansion and housing development. What is the most common question you are asked as a winemaker? Why do these wines taste better than the ones we…

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  • Weekly Interview: Timm Crull

    … Timm Crull Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Timm Crull, the winemaker at The Terraces winery in Napa. Timm was an undergraduate student at Berkeley at a time when it was, as he describes, a “gourmet ghetto” – with current titans like Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch just…

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon Riesling- 6 readers -
  • Weekly Interview: Sarah Cabot

    … this beautiful state, whether that means getting windblown on the coast or enjoying its agricultural bounty within the simple confines of my own kitchen. Honestly, immersed in the thick of harvest at the moment, the concept of “days off” feels like a fairy tale. What’s the best wine you’ve ever tasted? The most interesting? I don’t feel like I can…

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
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