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Q&A: Michael Taylor, Santa Rita Estates

Published:  12 May, 2016

Michael Taylor, Santa Rita Estates off-trade sales director for Europe, talks about the history and ambition


Profile: Neil Bruce, Fulller's Brewery

Published:  03 May, 2016

Fuller's Brewery has ambitious plans for its wine portfolio, unveiling some radical rethinking of how it's sold and Neil Bruce the head of wine is up for the challenge.


Q&A: Beltran Domecq, President of the Consejo Regulador de D.O. Jerez/Sherry

Published:  28 April, 2016

President of the governing body for Sherry, Beltran Domecq is fighting to make the category hip again.


Q&A: Angelo Gobbi, Bromley Court Hotel

Published:  26 April, 2016

Angelo Gobbi is the whiskey sommelier and the overseer of all libations at the Bromley Court Hotel outside of London. Following a renovation of the hotel and in the throws of spring, beverages in the terrace garden call.


Q&A: Stevie Kim, Vinitaly International's managing director

Published:  19 April, 2016

In case you didn't make it to Verona this year for Italy's biggest wine fair, we caught up with the Vinitaly International's managing director, Stevie Kim, to see how the show has changed as it celebrates its 50th year.


Q&A: Vittorio Moretti, President of the Franciacorta Consortium

Published:  14 April, 2016

Owner of the Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi brands, Vittorio Moretti was elected president of the Franciacorta Consorzio in December 2015. He now faces an uphill struggle, in transforming Italy's premium traditional method fizz from a niche category into a household name.


Q&A: Dan Townsend, general manager for Europe, Treasury Wine Estates

Published:  12 April, 2016

Following the announcement of the acquisition of Diageo's wine portfolio Dan Townsend talks about the integration of the business and its plans for the future.


Q&A: Tim Mondavi, partner, Continuum Estate, Napa Valley

Published:  08 April, 2016

The Mondavi family has a deeply rooted history in the Napa Valley and when they had to sell the publicly controlled business to Constellation Brands in 2004, decided to take some time out to launch Continuum Estate.


Q&A: ITV's The Wine Show co-hosts Joe Frattorini and Amelia Singer

Published:  04 April, 2016

Ahead of this month's roll-out of ITV's new series The Wine Show, catches up with Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer.


Q&A: Bernadette Knight, Armand de Brignac

Published:  14 March, 2016

Launched in 2006 by historic house Cattier, the success of Armand de Brignac was largely built on its association with celebrities like Jay Z, who purchased the brand from Cattier in 2014. Yet, de Brignac's chief marketing officer insists that the wine's quality has chiefly contributed to the brand's success


Q&A: In Pursuit of Balance

Published:  09 March, 2016

Five years on from co-founding In Pursuit of Balance, Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards and Rajat Parr of Domaine de la Côte and Sandhi talk about their vision for west coast Chardonnay and Pinot Noir


Q&A: Jay Wright, chief executive, Virgin Wines

Published:  08 March, 2016

Virgin Wines cashed in on the recent Christmas trading period and saw sales soar by 12%, attracting 30,000 new online customers in the process. The man at the helm talks to Erin Smith about what it takes to be a success online


Q&A: Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpo's chief executive officer

Published:  18 February, 2016

Vinexpo Hong Kong is set to return on 24-26 May, 2016 and talks with Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpo chief executive officer about what to expect at the show


Q&A: Gary Cann, BWS procurement manager, Living Ventures Group

Published:  12 February, 2016

Gary Cann is the buyer at Manchester's leading bar and restaurant operator and he talks about drinks trends and the challenges of meeting these as an expanding on-trade group


Q&A: Chris and Andrea Mullineux, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

Published:  10 February, 2016

As Swartland's winemaking prowess matures, Geoffrey Dean talks to Chris and Andrea Mullineux of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines about keeping that freewheeling spirit


Q&A: Peter Sisseck, Pingus

Published:  04 February, 2016

Pingus owner Peter Sisseck signed a controversial manifesto in defense of Spanish terroir challenging the dominance of the country's top DOs. Sisseck explains why a village specific approach is essential for Spain's future.


Q&A: Leanne De Bortoli and her husband Steve Webber, De Bortoli Wines

Published:  03 February, 2016

Leanne De Bortoli and her husband Steve Webber, the chief winemaker, of the De Bortoli Wines talk about Yarra Valley wines, the 2015 vintage, anticipating consumer tastes and the UK market.


Q&A: Andreas Clark, CEO, Wine Australia

Published:  28 January, 2016

Wine Australia's chief executive officer Andreas Clark at this week's London Australia Day Tasting discusses the challenges facing the UK market


Q&A: Footballer Hidetoshi Nakata talks sake

Published:  21 January, 2016

Anna Greenhous, talks to one of the greatest Japanese footballers of all time, Hidetoshi Nakata, about retiring and becoming an international sake ambassador.


Q&A: Paul Schaafsma, chief executive, Accolade Wines

Published:  11 January, 2016

The recently appointed head of Accolade Wines talks about life in the top job, Chilean wine brand Anakena launching in the UK and how he plans to make Accolade a global one-stop shop for New World wines