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Sunday 14 February 2016

Interview

Peter Fraser: Lifting the Vale

Peter Fraser is a man intent on establishing old-vine Grenache as the McLaren Vale’s prized possession. Here, Australia’s 2016 Winemaker of the Year talks about the variety’s extraordinary appeal.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 1 Comment »

A crowning achievement: Jim Thompson

The charismatic founder of global logistics company Crown Worldwide tells Lucy Jenkins how the company navigated a capricious Hong Kong wine scene to become the country’s leading wine cellaring facility.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 No Comments »

‘The Languedoc needs 10 more Daumas Gassacs’

The Languedoc needs 10 more wineries working on the level of Mas de Daumas Gassac in order to achieve its full potential, according to Daumas Gassac’s Samuel Guibert.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 2 Comments »

Keeper of the faith: Sylvain Pitiot

In a heartfelt tribute marking his friend’s retirement, Michael Edwards tells the story of Sylvain Pitiot, the serene and somewhat ecclesiastical winemaker who, after ten years, is calling an end to his time at the helm of Burgundy’s Clos de Tart.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Larger than life: Profiling Parker

Robert Parker has been the most influential man in the wine industry for over 30 years, and in this exclusive interview with db, he pulls no punches when it comes to Bordeaux, blind tasting and perfect scores.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Banke on that: Jackson Family Wines chairman and proprietor Barbara R. Banke

The woman leading one of the world’s largest and most well-respected wine producers, Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines, speaks to Patrick Schmitt on taking over the helm from her late husband.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Jack Keenan: Keen to impress

Jack Keenan has proved a tour de force in the drinks trade, making a big impact in a comparatively short time. Patrick Schmitt discovers for himself why the industry should be so thankful for Jack’s decision to take on spirits.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard: The thirst to be first

As Alexandre Ricard prepares to take the throne at Pernod Ricard this month, returning the family name to the top job, he and his predecessor Pierre Pringuet speak to Ron Emler about the ever-growing ambitions of the company

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Serving up success: James Simpson MW

From insisting on dogs in the office, to bringing big sponsorship to the niche sport of real tennis, Pol Roger Ltd managing director James Simpson MW is keeping the company an irreverent but irreplaceable player in the wine trade

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Team Leader: Laura Jewell MW

Heading the wine development team at Tesco and chairing the WSET, Laura Jewell MW is a shining light for women in the wine industry.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 2 Comments »

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