26 May 2015

Debra Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 217: Zurab Ramazashvili, Telavi Wine Cellar

Debra catches up with Georgian winemaker Zurab Ramazashvili, owner of Telavi Wine Cellar, a winery founded in 1915 and located in the Kakheti region – one of the country’s major wine producing regions. He explains the suite of wines they produce, many of which are with native Georgian grape varieties, as well as delving into the history and background of Telavi Wine Cellar’s vineyards and winery, their production volumes, along with the traditional “qveri” winemaking techniques they employ.

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19 May 2015

Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 216: Roberto Giannelli, San Filippo

Debra chats with Roberto Giannelli of San Filippo, a winery located in Tuscany, Italy. They discuss the differences between Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino, as well as the differences between Chianto Classico and Brunello, including the microclimates of each region, soil and differences in the clones. Roberto tells Debra about his “one second” decision to buy a winery, along with comparing the jobs of winemaking and wine sales.

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12 May 2015

Debra Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 215: Paula Papini Cook, Le Miccine

Debra meets with Paula Papini Cook of Le Miccine, a winery located in the Chianti Classico region of Italy. A Canadian native, Paula explains her journey to Italy to buy and manage her own property, along with the obstacles she has faced and people that she works with currently. They discuss the winery’s organic and sustainable techniques, especially the use of “green cover”, along with what the particular pocket of Gaiole in Chianti Classico is like compared with the rest of the region.

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6 May 2015

Debra Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 214: Enrico Dellapiana, Rizzi Estate

Debra meets with Enrico Dellapiano of Rizzi Estate, located in the village of Treiso in the Barbaresco region of Italy. He gives an overview of Barbaresco wines, yet explains that every village and even every vineyard produces different wines, related to the unique geography and soil of the region. Passionate about soil, Enrico offers a great overview and comparison of soils within the region. He goes on to talk about the effect of concrete on wine and finishes by addressing the common comparisons with Barolo and the feminine character of Barbaresco.

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14 Apr 2015

Debra Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 213: Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines

Debra catches up with Vanya Cullen of Cullen Wines, a flagship winery in Australia’s Margaret River region started by Vanya’s parents in the late 1960s. She explains the history of the winery and details the land and climactic conditions of the Margaret River region, as well as the (proposed) sub region of Wilyabrup, the region’s “sweetest spot” for cabernet sauvignon. They finish by chatting about the free time of a winemaker and Vanya’s other passions.

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8 Apr 2015

Debra Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 212: Rolf Binder, Rolf Binder Veritas Winery

Debra gets reacquainted with the Barossa Valley’s Rolf Binder of Rolf Binder Veritas Winery, one of the region’s highest acclaimed wineries, who tells her everything he loves (and not much he doesn’t love!) about winemaking, the region and working with the full cycle of agriculture. They chat about Rolf Binder’s and the region’s oldest vines, Rolf’s international projects, the Asian market, his 99-point score from Robert Parker, kangaroos in the vineyard and the many agricultural projects amongst his family members.

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