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In The Vineyard With...

In depth conversations with leading figures in the world of wine. On location in their wineries, Wine bars, Vineyards and Tasting rooms.

Nov 27, 2020

In this episode I hosted two of the leading experts on the wines of the East Mediterranean. Demetri Walters MW and Adam Montefiore.

We hear about the ancient wine routes and the fame those wines achived in the ancient world.

Fast forward to the more recent history of the last 400 years and the Ottoman rule and how it...


Nov 16, 2020

In this conversation, Justine Tesseron, of Chateâu Pontet-Canet in Pauillac, Bordeaux, is telling the story of the family’s arrival from Cognac back in 1961. The purchase of Pontet-Canet and raising it to one of the most desired Pauillac wines in the last 20 years with glowing reviews.

We talked about the decision...


Nov 10, 2020

I visited Thibault Liger-Belair in the beautiful ‘’Les Saint Georges’’ Vineyard and in the cellar of his new winery on the edge of Nuits-St-Georges, in December 2019.

We discussed Biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy, his decision to abandon Paris at an early age and move back to his ancestral vineyards of...


Sep 12, 2020

Adam Montefiore

Israrel’s most eminent wine ambassador, Adam Montefiore spent an engaging hour in the lead up to the Jewish New Year talking to me about the evolving Israeli wine scene. We discussed the history from the mid 19th century, before the first Jewish settlers arrived and brought with them European Viticulture. Kiddush...


Aug 18, 2020

It’s the perfect weather for a chilled bottle of something fizzy. In my glass, a delicious Methode Cap Classique (MCC) Rose from Paul René in Robertson, South Africa.

To many of us MCC is a relative newcomer on the ever-growing traditional sparkling scene but next year South Africa will celebrate 50 years since...