Matthew and Mirela make a flying visit to Burgundy, taking in a historic chateau winery and a lovely hotel in the heart of Côte de Beaune.
Vincarta's Mirela Mart interviews Aurelia Vișinescu, pioneer and doyenne of premium Romanian wine.
Wine is liquid hospitality and our first travel memoir is punctuated by visits to famous wine regions and glasses of delight. Welcome to Rheingau in Germany.
Aurelia Vișinescu winery visit: premium Romanian wine made with craft and soul at Domeniile Săhăteni
Mirela visits Aurelia Vișinescu, a Romanian wine pioneer and Vincarta idol. We find out what makes her premium wines so special.
After visiting Manuel Marinacci, we reached the final stop in our day of Barolo wineries with David Berry Green. The trip ended on a high note with a visit to Cascina Fontana, to meet Mario Fontana, a traditional Barolo producer.
We visit Manuel Marinacci, a winemaker in Barbaresco, Piedmont and taste a flight of his wonderful Barbarescos.
Wine buffs know Piedmont for its luscious reds, especially Barolo, but that's not the whole story. We visited Cornarea in May 2016 with David Berry Green to find out more.
We have the happiest memories of Monte dei Ragni. Of all the winemakers we visited in 2016 and all the wonderful wine nerds we met, this was our favourite. It’s the story we tell when we want to explain why we are so passionate about wine.
We visit Novaia, an organic vineyard dating back to the 14th century where an old pigeon loft sites side by side with a modern winery.
We visited Piccoli during our stay in Valpolicella, Italy on the recommendation the wine tour company who also took us to Quintarelli. Modern and ambitious, it made a good contrast to the more traditional (and more famous) older producers we visited.