Interviews

    • Weekly Interview: Paul Gregutt

      Waitsburg Cellars Cheninières, Chevray and Three White. So I have the components of each open on the counter – different lots of Upland Vineyard and Rosa Hills Vineyard old vine Chenins, and the unblended components of the Boushey Vineyard wines – a Grenache Blanc/Picpoul co-ferment, and a Marsanne. Over dinner last night I re-tasted them individually and then put them together as blends.

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    • Todd Crowell of Spicewood Vineyards Winemaker Profile

      Todd Crowell Todd Crowell is the winemaker at Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood, Texas. He started at Spicewood Vineyards over two years ago along with an impressive winemaking background. We asked Todd Crowell about his background and his philosophy of winemaking. What did you do before becoming a winemaker (if anything)? I have been involved in wine production my entire professional career.

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    • Todd Webster of 4.0 Cellars Winemaker Profile

      Todd Webster Brennan Vineyards, McPherson Cellars, and Lost Oak Winery are the wineries who form 4.0 Cellars in Fredericksburg, Texas. Todd Webster is the winemaker for Brennan Vineyards and is also the winemaker for 4.0 Cellars. We asked Todd Webster about his background and philosophy of winemaking.

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  • Weekly Interview: Marty Clubb

    … Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker; and in the past couple of interviews, we have featured Tanya Woodley and Reggie Mace — two relatively new Walla Walla winemakers. This week, we’re featuring Marty Clubb, the owner and managing winemaker at L’Ecole. Marty has been been making wine in Walla Walla…

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Weekly Interview: Reggie Mace

    … Reggie Mace Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Reggie Mace, the winemaker at The Mortal Vintner. With Reggie, we continue our on-going series of interviews of Walla Walla winemakers. Reggie is no traditional winemaker. For one, besides making wine, he also makes mead…

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  • Toshiro Konishi: interview with Lima-based Japanese chef & master of nikkei cuisine

    … Toshiro Konishi: interview with Lima-based Japanese chef & master of nikkei cuisine Toshiro Konishi is a Japanese chef, who is globally recognised for his Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine known also as “Nikkei”. Still a teenager, he worked at Fumi restaurant in Tokyo together with the now famous Nobu Matsuhisa. Encouraged by an enthusiastic…

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  • Weekly Interview: Tanya Woodley

    … philosophy? Minimal intervention and balance. I love good food-and-wine pairings. I do believe that the quality begins in the vineyard and a beautiful wine is guided rather than manipulated. What’s your biggest challenge as a winemaker? Consistently making a wine that appeals to my palate as well as to the consumer. For example, I prefer there…

    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…

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  • 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…

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

    … root depth. On one side of the highway you will have graps for a $1000 wine bottle; and on the other side they will be growing vegetables. What’s the best wine you’ve ever tasted? The most interesting? My favorite memory of wine is drinking a 2006 Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc from Alsace at a French brasserie while eating sauerkraut and sausage…

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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…

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  • 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

    …. Seriousness and structure are important, but it is flavor that is essential. What’s open in your kitchen right now? My 2012 Magnet Grenache. I try not to drink my own wines too often, but this wine is so spicy, succulent, and flavorsome that I’m addicted to it. Who are your favorite winemakers in history, through personal account, or their wines…

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Riesling- 1 readers -
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