30 Jun 2015

Debra Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 220: Thierry Brouin, Domaine des Lambrays

Debra speaks with Thierry Brouin of Clos des Lambrays, a small prestigious property located near Morey-Saint-Denis in the Côte de Nuits in France. Thierry discusses their position with the Grand Cru of the region, along with the origins of the property’s name. They talk Burgundy’s microclimates, the winery’s facilities, along with the question of de-stemming and alcohol. They finish by talking about the best foods to pair with a selection of vintages.

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16 Jun 2015

Debra Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 219: Irakli Talakhadze, Kindzmarauli Marani

Debra catches up with Irakli Talakhadze of Kindzmarauli Marani – a wine producer based in the famous Kakheti region of Georgia, and a specialist producer of the naturally semi-sweet “Kindzmarauli Original” red wine, made from Saperavi grapes. They discuss the fermentation process by which they achieve the semi-sweet wines, along with climate and soil conditions in the Kindzmarauli region, and what foods to pair semi-sweet reds with.

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2 Jun 2015

Debra Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 218: Bernard Repolt, Domaine Remoissenet Pere et Fils

Debra catches up with Bernard Repolt of Remoissenet Pere et Fils, a Burgundy-based winery and a personal favourite of Debra, who collected Remoissenet wines for many years. They discuss Bernard’s previous role at Maison Louis Jadot and the differences between each winery, as well as the recent history of Remoissenet. They talk of the challenges of rejuvenating a brand which has enjoyed much historical success, yet has been quieter in recent times, as well as the expansion of existing vineyards and purchase of new vineyards driven by Bernard upon taking the top job from Roland Remoissenet after his retirement 10 years ago.

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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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