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Five minutes with Teresa Heuzenroeder, Petaluma Wines

Published:  28 June, 2022

Teresa Heuzenroeder, senior winemaker at Petaluma Wines, talks to Andrew Catchpole about the marked differences on dealing with the world’s most celebrated whites – Riesling and Chardonnay – as a winemaker.

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Producer Q&A: Charles Perez, Mas Bécha

Published:  21 June, 2022

Charles Perez of Mas Bécha is passionate about his local Roussillon climate and soils, but talks up the human touch in the trilogy that constitutes terroir. Andrew Catchpole tunes in among his vines

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Profile: Vineyard Productions grows a head for wine

Published:  14 June, 2022

Home to ‘creative and collaborative winemaking’, Liam Steevenson’s company Vineyard Productions takes a novel approach to its portfolio. Andrew Catchpole dropped by to discover more.

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Tim Atkin MW: Albariño under a cloud

Published:  07 June, 2022

In English, it’s just drizzle. In Spanish, it’s more graphic. The literal translation of ‘calabobos’ is something that soaks fools. Rather than a downpour – the sort of weather that sends you scurrying for a doorway – it’s the kind of rain you barely notice, the stuff that drenches your clothes, drip by drip by drip.

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Five minutes with Corinne Seely, winemaker at Exton Park

Published:  31 May, 2022

Jo Gilbert catches up with Corinne Seely at Exton Park about 60 Below – a sea-ageing project which aims to take English wine to new frontiers

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Confused by the economy?

Published:  27 May, 2022

First Brexit, then Covid, and now a major war in Europe. The economic landscape has been knocked from side to side, then up and down, and is now lurching in the most unpredictable fashion. Managing business strategy in these circumstances is extremely tough. If dealing with known unknowns is hard, facing unknown unknowns is extraordinarily challenging.

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Q&A: Gonzalo Entrecanales, Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos

Published:  24 May, 2022

Scion of a family that owns the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, Gonzalo Entrecanales recently stepped up as CEO at the now independently operated Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos wine group. Andrew Catchpole taps into his sustainable vision

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Enotria’s golden milestone

Published:  17 May, 2022

As Enotria & Coe celebrates a whirlwind 50 years, Jo Gilbert catches up with a mixture of longstanding and fresher faces to look at how the company has kept abreast of evolving trends.

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Guy Woodward: Wine's 'social experts'

Published:  10 May, 2022

“The people of this country have had enough of experts,” said Brexit cheerleader Michael Gove in the lead-up to that fateful vote. Disdaining the leaders of the US, China, India, Australia and every EU country, as well as the heads of the Bank of England, the IMF, IFS, CBI and the NHS – all of whom he branded as “distant” and “elitist” – Gove argued that fans of Brexit knew best when it came to the economy.

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Five minutes with James Hocking, James Hocking Wines

Published:  03 May, 2022

Andrew Catchpole catches up with the specialist importer after the launch of The California List to discover what is driving interest in the Golden State’s wines.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why words matter in business

Published:  26 April, 2022

Polonius: What do you read, my lord?

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Producer Q&A: Talking flora and fauna

Published:  19 April, 2022

Quinta da Boeira’s Helena Teixeira talks to Barnaby Eales about microbiology, minimum intervention and shaking up Port classifications.

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Profile: Fells – driven to succeed

Published:  12 April, 2022

Having emerged from the pandemic in good shape, Fells has ambitions for the future. Andrew Catchpole catches up with MD Steve Moody to find out more.

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Tim Atkin MW: Rising from the ashes

Published:  07 April, 2022

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Five minutes with Alex Hurley, London Cru

Published:  05 April, 2022

Jo Gilbert talks to the English wine innovator about how the past two years have helped to super-charge the category via London Cru, the Roberson Wines-owned urban winery.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Resetting business values in the wake of P&O

Published:  28 March, 2022

Business morals and behaviour are never far from the headlines. Nor should they be. Business in its various forms is arguably the motor of our world. From the urban corner store and rural small holding to the multinational finance business and corporate drinks giant, business is central to the lives of virtually everyone on the planet today. From working in the private sector to sourcing medicines for a hospital or shopping in a supermarket, the web of business surrounds us all.

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Chris Frederick and Damola Timeyin, Spearhead Spirits

Published:  29 March, 2022

Having launched their all-African Bayab gin range and Vusa vodka – and with more to come – Spearhead Spirits founders and friends Chris Frederick and Damola Timeyin talk Andrew Catchpole through their mission to put African spirits at the top table

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Soapbox: Rum colonisation has to stop

Published:  22 March, 2022

Ian Burrell, the co-founder of African and Caribbean rum brand Equiano, makes the case for protecting Caribbean rum as a local and authentically made protect

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Bibendum then and now

Published:  17 March, 2022

Bibendum’s 40th anniversary celebrations taking place this month prompted Jo Gilbert to catch up with Michael Saunders, head of partnerships at C&C Group, on the evolution from Primrose Hill retail store to trade institution

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Profile: Neville Abraham, Liberty Wines

Published:  15 March, 2022

On the eve of a reshuffle at Liberty Wines, Andrew Catchpole catches up with outgoing chair and serial restaurateur Neville Abraham for his views on the trade

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