Talking all things Lava Juice with Giuseppe Russo of Etna’s Girolamo Russo
Giuseppe Russo visited Wine Decoded HQ to talk all things Lava Juice AKA Wines from Mount Etna, Sicily.
He shared his knowledge of the history of viticulture on Mount Etna and his history from training in classical music and literature to returning to his family vineyards to transition them to the delicious Enta reds wines, white wine, and rosato that he makes today.
An Afternoon Exploring 2015 & 2013 Barolo with Giovanni Agneli of Massolino
I had the fortune to spend an afternoon with Giovanni Angeli when he shared his insights into the 2013 and 2015 vintages as I tasted through the range.
The 🎧 podcast is available below.
The Tough Years Are When Experience Really Counts – 2016 with Alex Moreau
One of the most honest reflections of a tough vintage that you will ever hear. Listen to this and you will understand the depth of deliberate, consequential thought that required for the world’s best vignerons always optimise.
A Bit of Bindi on the Side – An interview with Michael Dillon of Bindi Wines
It’s great to have someone with as much experience as Michael so clearly articulate what has been a massive period of evolution the Australian wine industry. Particularly on the Pinot front. This is a must watch for any Pinot fanatic!
Equipo Navazos a wine La Botamay. Literally Mind Blowing Wine.
Jesús Barquín and friends have a long-standing love for the great wines of Andalusia. Home to the Sherry Bodegas that have cared for many incredible wines. Now he has become a custodian of some of it’s most revered wines, and, reviving a long lost style of table wine made under flor!
Winemaking Excellence – Fruit Sorting & Destemming at Yabby Lake with Tom Carson
Making exceptional wine takes thought and patience. Every step of the winemaking process presents you with a choice. In the winery, it begins when the fruit arrives. ?
Watch as Pinot Noir from Yabby Lake’s Block 2 is sorted by hand & some seriously impressive cutting edge machinery!
Winemaker Sessions #2 Pete Schell – Spinifex Wines, Barossa Valley
Pete Schell from Spinifex Wines in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, dropped by Wine Decoded HQ to talk all things Vinous.He’s making some of the funniest wines coming out of the Barossa and has definitely been a leader in making fresher, yummy wines with real personality from the Barossa.
Winemaker Sessions #1 Peter Cowley, TeMata Estate, Hawkes Bay
Peter Cowley from TeMata Estate in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, dropped into Wine Decoded HQ to shoot the breeze last week.
Turns out he knows a thing or two about making Filthy Good Vino.
We talked Hawkes Bay, Possums, Art Decco and mostly, vino, taking a look at 8 of his wines.