Category Archives: Grape

Winery Profile: Domaine Sigalas

Who: Domaine Sigalas   What: Greek Grandmaster of Santorini’s Singularity   Where: Santorini, Greece   Why: Because Paris Sigalas kicked things off in 1991, making wine with friends Christos Markozane and Yiannis Toundas in the basement of his beach house … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Dashe Cellars

Who: Dashe Cellars   What: Self-Assured Zinfandel with an Old World Soul   Where: Sonoma, California   Why: Because Michael Dashe started his (unofficial) career by reconditioning an old refrigerator and making homemade beer in it… when he was 15. … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Quinta do Feital

Who: Quinta do Feital   What: Spanish Expat Prioritizing Top Quality in Portugal   Where: Vinho Verde (Minho), Portugal   Why: Because Marcial Dorado is a Spaniard, but he’s working on the opposite side of the Minho River, in Portugal’s … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Julien Sunier

Who: Julien Sunier   What: Fresh Face Spurring the Swell of Beaujolais   Where: Beaujolais, France   Why: Because this native Burgundian was set to inherit a hair salon from his parents, but he decided to dabble in wine instead … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Beaujolais

Where: About 75 miles south of the city of Beaune, Beaujolais caps the southern end of France’s Burgundy region.   What: Classic Gamay with climbing quality. For a while, Beaujolais had an oversimplified reputation. Quantity trumped quality in many parts, … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Valdespino

Who: Valdespino   What: Heritage of Jerez, Showing Off Sherry’s Splendor   Where: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain   Why: Because they’re one of the oldest, most traditional bodegas in Jerez, and they make some of the most old-school, thrillingly refined … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Caroline Diel

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Elisabetta Foradori

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Cathy Corison

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Arianna Occhipinti

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading