Interviews

    Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

    Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Aurelio Montes, the chairman of Montes Wines, which mainly produces wine in Chile, but also in Napa Valley. Born in Santiago in 1948, Aurelio graduated from the Catholic University in Santiago with a degree in agronomy and oenology.

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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 starting to establish themselves in the area.

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      Weekly Interview: Sarah Cabot

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 5 readers - Sarah Cabot. Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Sarah Cabot, a winemaker at Precept Wines in the Willamette Valley. Last week, we interviewed a globe-trotting veteran winemaker with projects in multiple continents.

      Getting Inside The Head Of Siduri’s Adam Lee

      1 Wine Dude - - 6 readers - Siduri’s Adam Lee is a rabble-rouser. He’s probably most known for producing interesting Pinot Noirs using from several different west coast vineyards (more on some of those single-vineyard wines later this week).

      A Conversation with Tony Terlato

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 4 readers - Tony Terlato. In June, I conducted an in-depth interview with Tony Terlato, chairman of the Terlato Wine Group. Lots of the interview made it into one of my Grape Collective columns. While going through some notes, I came across the full transcript of our conversation — and realized that it’s a fascinating read.

      Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile

      Texas Wine Lover - - 4 readers - The post Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Robert H. Fritz is the winemaker and co-owner at Solaro Estate now with two locations. The primary winery is located in Dripping Springs and a new Urban Winery is in Houston. Solaro Estate has been winning many awards with their Texas wines including wines from their large estate vineyard.

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      Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile

      …The post Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Robert H. Fritz is the winemaker and co-owner at Solaro Estate now with two locations. The primary winery is located in Dripping Springs and a new Urban Winery is in Houston. Solaro Estate has been winning many awards with their Texas wines including…

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      Weekly Interview: Timm Crull

      … be the 2011 Nebbiolo from Frank Altamura which I first enjoyed at Ciccio in Yountville. The white would be that Picpoul which I still have open in my kitchen. As soon as I had it, I wondered “how do they do that.” It was such a great wine at such an affordable price. What’s your biggest challenge as a winemaker? There’s not enough time in the day…

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      Video and Tasting with Greg Gauthier of Bouchaine Vineyards in Carneros

      … – “It could have been it’s own thing in California”). Bouchaine grew up in Chicago and has stints with Rodney Strong Vineyards, Sutter Home and Sebastiani Vineyards. Currently he wears two hats for Bouchaine; Vice President of Wine Production and Sales, and Wine Production Advisor. He also bottles under his own name; from plots in Carneros, Yountville…

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      Weekly Interview: Sarah Cabot

      … and (I get to pretend I’m rich for this question, right?) an Ogier Cote Rotie. 2005 or older. Yeah. What’s your biggest challenge as a winemaker? Oregon weather. What’s your favorite wine region in the world – other than your own? Sonoma Coast AVA. It’s such an incredible region. Many of its most amazing vineyards are within three miles of the coast…

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      Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

      … travelling the world and gaining experience in both the Old World and the New World, Aurelio worked at the Undurraga Winery as chief oenologist from 1972 to 1984 before moving to Vina San Pedro where he worked as technical manager and chief oenologist for four years. Aurelio then co-founded the Montes Winery in 1988 with the goal of making world…

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      A Conversation with Tony Terlato

      …Tony Terlato. In June, I conducted an in-depth interview with Tony Terlato, chairman of the Terlato Wine Group. Lots of the interview made it into one of my Grape Collective columns. While going through some notes, I came across the full transcript of our conversation — and realized that it’s a fascinating read. Terlato has spent nearly 60 years…

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      Getting Inside The Head Of Siduri’s Adam Lee

      … think Alabama also banned at one point? Siduri is the Babylonia Goddess of wine. In the epic of Gilgamesh, the main character (Gilgamesh) came to her while seeking the wine of eternal life. We first discovered the name way back in 1993, led to it by a small mention in a book by Hugh Johnson called Vintage. When we decided to name the winery Siduri, we…

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