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.
An Afternoon with Gaia Gaja
Finally I’ve managed to share my thoughts on a very special & intimate afternoon with Gaia Gaja at Boccaccio Cellars earlier this year. A big shout out to Anthony D’Anna for organising such a delicious event and Gaia Gaja for being such a human hostess.