Videos

2 Jul 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 167: Alberto Tasca, Tasca d’Almerita

Eighth generation winemaker Alberto Tasca talks to Debra about different styles of wines that can be produced from the range of altitudes and territories in Sicily.  He names a couple varieties their winery focuses on, such as Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Grillo, and mentions how the high exclusion between day and night helps with production of elegant wines.  Tasca ends the interview with talking about the different culinary traditions in Italy.

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25 Jun 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 166: Giovanna Stianti, Castello Di Volpaia

Debra meets Giovanna Stianti of Castello di Volpaia, located at Volpaia, a little village located near Radda, Chianti. Giovanna shares with Debra of the high altitude vineyards they have, where elegant, healthy grapes can be found with good acidity. Giovanna wraps up the interview with a small comparison of wines from Chianti Classico and Montalcino.

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18 Jun 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 165: Michele Chiarlo, Michele Chiarlo

Michele shares with Debra his philosophy of producing elegant wines from his experience of working 50 years in his winery in Barolo. He tells Debra how meaningful it is to produce a wine where the character of the producer and the terroir can be recognized. Michele wraps up the interview by describing the two historical vineyards of where they grow their grapes in Barolo, Cerequio, and Cannubi. Cerequio is one of the most important historical single vineyard in Barolo, whereas Cannubi is the oldest single vineyard in Barolo.

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11 Jun 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 164: Raffaele Boscaian, Masi Agricola

Raffaele talks to Debra about the famous and unique wine in Italy, Amarone, He describes that the wine achieved by drying the grapes for 120 days, resulting in concentrated flavour, sugar, and aroma content. Raffaele discusses the varietals in the wine and how they constitute to the aromas, body, and colour of the wine. Raffaele wraps up the interview by sharing the range of foods for pairing and the best vintages of Amarone.

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30 Apr 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 163: Alain Brumont, Brumont

Debra meets with Alain Brumont of Brumont, a winery located in Gascony, South of France, near the Pyrenees Mountains, where they mainly grow Tannat. Alain explains to Debra the challenges of growing Tannat behind the profound and rich wine that can be aged for as long as 50 years or more. Tannat is a versatile wine, in which it can be paired with red meat, poultry, or even raw fish. Alain wraps up the interview with a small tip on what the French normally gift for new borns.

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23 Apr 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 162: Pierre Perrin, Perrin & Fils

Pierre Perrin of Perrin & Fils in the Rhône Valley, tells Debra that aside from where they are based, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, they have recently started to grow grapes from the North and South of the Rhône Valley. He comments that regions such as Gigondas, and Vacqueryas should have more recognition outside of Rhone and France for the beautiful terroir they have. Pierre notes the advantages of blending their wines to control the color, tannin, and finesse, and wraps up the interview with a tip on where and when to enjoy a nice run along the Rhône.

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