The Ned wines: Making Marlborough

In 1973 John Marris planted the first vineyards in Marlborough, laying the framework for what is now a family enterprise in its second generation. When John’s son Brent followed in suit, he first worked for several other brands from New Zealand, helping to bring them...

Gulfi: Guardians of Sicily’s Terroir

Roman traditions & indigineous Sicilian varieties Vito Catania was one of many generations in a family focused on agriculture through the production of wine and olive oil. As Vito took over the family business, he pioneered a focus on the cultivation of several...

Paltrinieri Lambrusco: Art Inside & Out

Situated on a narrow strip of land just between the Secchia and Panaro rivers just north of Modena, is Cantina Paltrineri’s main vineyard, “Christo”, where loose soils rich with organic matter impart salinity and savory notes to Paltrineri’s Lambruscos.  Produced in...

49 Million bubbles — But, who’s counting?

Beneath the limestone-laden vineyards of the Loire Valley in France there are caves are stippled throughout the countryside — wine caves, yes, but with a history longer than you might expect. In Saumur, an appellation of the Loire Valley, many of these present-day...