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Jul 21, 2020

Maison Champy began in 1720 and has the honourable distinction of being the oldest wine company in Burgundy. Extraordinary.

Brilliance, of course, needs quite a lot more than venerability! Three centuries might simply imply dusty cellars. Not so with Maison Champy who in 1866 helped Louis Pasteur develop his, 'Etudes...


Jul 15, 2020

Bodega Santalba in the Rioja region of Northern Spain opens its web page with, '... the best grapes and the experience of previous generations comprise the formula to achieve the highest quality end product. Ancient Traditions and Modern Times. ..

In this podcast Roberto Ijalba, son of founder Santiago Ijalba ( whose...


Jul 7, 2020

Doña Paula is the Argentine arm of the Santa Rita Wine Estates. In this podcast Martin Kaiser, wine maker and viticulturist at Doña Paula tells us that Doña Paula is an Estate winery and as such all of the grapes they use are grown on their own land.   

Where the grapes are grown is decided by an ultra...


Jun 24, 2020

Tenuta San Leonardo is in Trentino. The Alto Adige is to its north while Valpolicella is to the south. In this podcast Anselmo Guerrieri Gonzaga recounts his family history and how he works with his father Marquis Carlo to produce sensational wines.

The Guerrieri Gonzaga family has run the San Leonardo estate for the...


Jun 17, 2020

Lidl brings us an interesting and wide variety of wine styles. At times the selection available might be seasonal or themed. To help us through the eclectic nature of wine specials, grape types and areas of origin Lidl employs the services of a Master of Wine, Richard Bampfield to help us.

To help us even further Lidl...