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 in Valpolicella dating back to the 14th century, where an old pigeon loft sits side by side with a modern winery.
We visited Piccoli during our stay in Valpolicella, Italy. Modern and ambitious, it made a good contrast to the more traditional, older (and more famous) producers we visited.
Quintarelli should be on any wine buff’s bucket list. It is one of the best wineries in the world and the best in the Valpolicella wine region. Giuseppe Quintarelli is the godfather, if not the parent, of Amarone.
Vincarta visits the Cotnari region (pronounced ‘coat-nar’) to discover a once-famous maker of sweet wines from the Romanian Moldova Hills that is looking to make a comeback. How does their wine stack up today?
We visit Herrenhof Lamprecht to meet Gottfried Lamprecht and discuss his new vineyard and his passion for wine-making. We discover a unique field blend and a winery with great potential.
Nikolaihof is one of the most famous Wachau white wine producers. Just one hour away from Vienna, this is a must-see destination steeped in history and with a rich winemaking heritage.
Schloss Vollrads is another famous Rheingau riesling producer. Its first recorded sale was 800 years ago. We visited to see how it’s getting on in 2016.