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Q&A: Mike Roberts, Ridgeview Wine Estate, England
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Q&A: Mike Roberts, Ridgeview Wine Estate, England

Ridgeview Vineyards, Sussex, England|Mike Roberts in his laboratoryBritons are currently primed for celebrating and/or commiserating, with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend in June and the Olympic Games in July. An appropriate drop is at […]

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Q&A: Francisco Baettig, Viña Errazuriz, Ch
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Q&A: Francisco Baettig, Viña Errazuriz, Ch

Francisco BaettigThe chief winemaker at Chile'sVia Errazuriz, Francisco Baettig, on suffering egotists, making wine to Iron Maiden, and the poor state of his cellar.By Rebecca Gibb | Posted Thursday, 26-Apr-2012 Where did you grow up? I gre […]

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Q&A: Rowan Gormley, Naked Wines
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Q&A: Rowan Gormley, Naked Wines

Christopher Cox|Rowan Gormley, founder of Naked WinesRowan Gormley, 49, has changed the face of online wine retailing since he left Virgin Wines to set up Naked Wines in 2008. His British-based company encourages customers to sponsor winema […]

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Q&A: Alberto Antonini, Global Wine Consultant
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Q&A: Alberto Antonini, Global Wine Consultant

Alessandra RenieriAlberto Antonini is a winemaker and consultant who has worked with dozens of wineries worldwide, including E. J. Gallo, Robert Mondavi, and the Antinori and Frescobaldi families. A multi-tasker, he talked to Erica Berenste […]

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Q&A: Jan Konetzki, U.K. Sommelier of the Year
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Q&A: Jan Konetzki, U.K. Sommelier of the Year

Jan Konetzki|Konetzki competing in the final of the competitionGerman sommelier Jan Konetzki recently took out the title of 2012 Mot U.K. Sommelier of the Year. Wiremu Andrews caught up with the 31-year-old who has lived in London for the p […]

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Q&A: Ben Feldman, Angelica Cellars, Sonoma County
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Q&A: Ben Feldman, Angelica Cellars, Sonoma County

AMC/Mike Yarish|Ben Feldman on set with Jon Hamm (who plays the rake Don Draper)The final episode of the critically acclaimed "Mad Men" (Season 5) screens in the U.S. on Sunday. Actor Ben Feldman, who plays the whippersnapper ad-man Michael […]

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Q&A: Istvan Szepsy, Tokaj, Hungary
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Q&A: Istvan Szepsy, Tokaj, Hungary

Istvan Szepsy|The Szepsy estate in Md, Hungary; Istvan SzepsyIstvn Szepsy is a renowned producer in Tokaj Hungarys most famous wine region where his family has made wine since the 16th century. A master of sweet tokaji, Szepsy has branched […]

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Judgment Time in New Jersey
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Judgment Time in New Jersey

|The Judgment of Paris, by Frans Floris (1519-1570)Thirty-six years after the game-changing Judgment of Paris wine tasting, Princeton University was the recent setting for a re-enactment, of sorts.By Rebecca Gibb | Posted Monday, 18-Jun-201 […]

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Q&A: Kristy Melton, Clos Du Val, Napa Valley
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Q&A: Kristy Melton, Clos Du Val, Napa Valley

Traci SevilleKristy Melton wasnt born when Napa's Clos Du Val took part in the 1976 Judgment of Paris.But at the age of 31, she now makes Clos du Vals small-batch and premium wines.Posted Monday, 02-Jul-2012 Where did you grow up? I grew up […]

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Q&A: Gerard Basset MW, World Champion Sommelier
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Q&A: Gerard Basset MW, World Champion Sommelier

Gerard Basset French-born Gerard Basset is the reigningWorld Champion Sommelier and the only person ever to simultaneously hold the Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and MBA Wine honors. He is the co-owner of Hotel Terravina, near Southampto […]

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