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.( 0 Comments ) - Leave a Comment
Andrea Felluga of Livio Felluga in the northeastern part of Italy, Friuli, explains to Debra of the beautiful terroir Friuli has, part of which is due to the marl and sandstone soil perfectly suited for vines. Near the end, Debra catches a taste of their award winning flagship wine, Terre Alte, a beautiful blend of Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Bianco.( 0 Comments ) - Leave a Comment
Debra meets with the passionate Enrico Scavino of Paolo Scavino in Castiglione Falleto, a small region in the heart of Barolo. Enrico describes their wines as “tradition with innovation”, while emphasizing the characteristics of Nebbiolo. He discusses the uniqueness of Nebbiolo, and the great future potential he sees in Barolo-produced wines.( 1 Comment ) - Leave a Comment
Debra meets with Robert Fisher of Fisher Vineyards from Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Fisher discusses the range of grapes grown on the 40-year-old winery, and how he has tried to produce a more Old World French style wine.
Fisher compares the price points of American wines to wines produced in other countries, especially in the Old World, and also the difference in exposure in the States and Asia for wines from Napa and Sonoma.( 0 Comments ) - Leave a Comment
Christine Kernohan of Gladstone Vineyards, the first vineyard in the Gladstone region, talks to Debra about wines produced in different sub-regions within the greater region of Wairarapa. Christine shares the enjoyment of working at a winery with, from grape growing to selling to attending winemakers events, and also discusses the challenges that come with marketing and selling wine. Nonetheless, she tells us she has laid away some bottles of their beautiful Pinot Noirs and Rieslings, which can be aged well over 10 years.( 0 Comments ) - Leave a Comment
Fabien Moreau, the 6th generation of the Moreaus, talks to Debra about the different Grand Cru styles that Domaine Christian Moreau produces. Though all are produced in the small area of Chablis, the different proportions of clay and limestone in the Kimmeridgian soils play a big part to the varying styles. He comments on the use of oak for Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines, and how they add structure and balance to the wines. Finally, Fabien describes the atmosphere of their workplace in a modern Burgundy setting.( 0 Comments ) - Leave a Comment