I visited Sepp’s Southern Austrian vines five years back. They’re lush and vibrant. On that afternoon, I was a happy little girl in the mountains, instead of a morose one... read more →
Étienne Courtois shares the Quartz vineyard with his father Claude. Their vines are mostly older, own-rooted, protected from phyloxera by the area’s ultra-sandy soils. This is an exuberant, elegant drink.... read more →
A crazy blend of red and white grapes with floral, bacon and tannin, savory and sandy from one of my favorite producers in Emilia-Romagna.
Claude and his son Etienne work in a part of the Loire full of forest. Here is a different expression of sauvignon blanc than the Quartz (to the right). From... read more →