27 Aug 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 174: Sabrina Tedeschi, Tedeschi

Debra catches up with Sabrina Tedeschi of Tedeschi on Amarone wines. Sabrina mentions that Amarone is like the ambassador of Verona, produced by the drying of the grapes in the vineyard for 4 months. She talks about the powerful structure and character of the wine and her favourite food matches to go with Amarone.

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20 Aug 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 173: Ettore Nicoletto, Santa Margherita

Ettore Nicoletto of Santa Margherita, the largest winery in Italy, tells Debra about the diverse wine portfolio they carry – wines of 11 estates from 5 different regions. He talks about their business concept of being a one-stop shop to many distributors and retailers. Finally, Nicoletto tells Debra his views in the great success of Pinot Grigio and the upcoming Italian wine trends.

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13 Aug 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 172: Antonio Rallo, Donna Fugata

Debra catches up with Antonio Rallo of Donna Fugata, an Italian winery that is geographically part of the African continent. Antonio tells Debra about the wine making method of one of their grapes, Zibibbo, as well as the broad variety of foods you can enjoy the wine with. He wraps up the interview with a little tip of staying so slim while drinking as much as you would like.

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6 Aug 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 171: Francesco Mazzei, Castello di Fonterutoli

Francesco Mazzei, the 24th generation from the old Chianti Classico winery, Castello di Fonterutoli tells Debra about the trends their winery is currently setting for vineyards and the wine market. Mazzei also notes to Debra the classic Chianti Classico profile and his favourite food pairing with the wine.

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30 Jul 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 170: Pio Boffa, Pio Cesare

Debra meets with Pio Boffa of Pio Cesare, a traditional Barolo winemaker, whose family has been producing Barolo for over 130 years. Pio tells Debra the key feature of making traditional Barolo is to have a balance of different single vineyards among the Barolo region, giving the wine different elements from the entire terroir. He believes all wine lovers will wind up with two ultimate varieties in the end, one of which is Nebbiolo from Barolo.

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16 Jul 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 169: Maralisa Allegrini, Allegrini

Debra meets with Maralisa Allegrini of Allegrini, an Amarone producing winery.  She describes Amarone as the most important wine that is produced in Valpolicella due to the unique winemaking process and the resulting flavour of the wine.  Though there are risks of humidity during the process of drying the grapes, Maralisa tells Debra how she managed to tackle the problem.  Maralisa ends the interview by telling Debra how enjoyable it is to work in the wine business, from planting and managing the vineyard to being an ambassador of her own brand.

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