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Friday 24 October 2014

Interview

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 1 Comment »

Interview: Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise

New Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise tells Patrick Schmitt why he’s making major changes to the show organiser’s exhibitions in Hong Kong and Bordeaux

Friday, May 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Christian Barré: Restless in Rioja

Christian Barré, of Pernod Ricard Winemakers Spain, explains why Campo Viejo is such a success story and his luxury ambitions for the Ysios brand.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

db interview: Russell Norman of Polpo

Having recently opened Theatreland gastropub The Ape & Bird, db’s Lucy Shaw meets “The Restaurant Man”, Russell Norman.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 No Comments »

A gentleman of great taste: Alun Griffiths MW

If Alun Griffiths MW was ever contemplating retirement and a quiet life, he faced a quick change of heart when VATS came calling on his expertise for an unexpected Chinese adventure.

Monday, October 21st, 2013 No Comments »

Paul Draper: Great wines are made with very straightforward techniques

Paul Draper of California’s Ridge Vineyards talks to Patrick Schmitt about his non-interventionist approach; why American oak can be superior to French, and his reasons for adopting ingredient labelling.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 1 Comment »

Paul Walsh: Growth Accelerator

His track record at the world’s leading drinks business speaks for itself, and CEO Paul Walsh leaves Ron Emler in no doubt that his strategy of investing in existing brands and focusing on emerging markets will take Diageo to ever greater heights

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Patrice Noyelle: last of the Mohicans

As he prepares to leave Pol Roger, Patrice Noyelle tells Patrick Schmitt that despite making changes to the Champagne, he has always deeply respected its traditions

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 No Comments »

G. Garvin Brown IV, chairman of Brown-Forman

G. Garvin Brown IV, chairman of Brown-Forman, shares his views on shares his views on the evolution of the spirits sector – and what it can teach the wine industry – as he becomes 2013 president of the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 No Comments »

Harlan Goldstein is back, larger than life

He’s one of Hong Kong’s most controversial culinary figures, but after a couple of years away from the headlines, Harlan Goldstein is back.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 No Comments »

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