Interviews

Getting to Know Il Palazzone

An Overview and Interview with Richard Parsons

In conversations about better Brunello producers, it's usually not long before the name Il Palazzone comes around. This is a winery that produces consistently excellent Brunello Di Montalcino, and a wonderful non-vintage Rosso of great value. So what is behind the consistency and quality for which  Il Palazzone has come to be known? To answer that question I've taken the opportunity, over the last few months, to get better acquainted with the wines and people behind the label. In conversations about better Brunello producers, it's usually not long before the name Il Palazzone comes around. This is a winery that produces consistently excellent Brunello Di Montalcino, and a wonderful non-vintage Rosso of great value. So what is behind the consistency and quality for which  Il Palazzone ha...

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An Interview with Achaval-Ferrer's Eclio Dumon

Celebrating World Malbec Day

World Malbec Day, April 17th is considered to be the founding date of the modern Argentine wine industry. Celebrated around the world, though closely associated with Argentina, World Malbec Day is ...

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An Interview with Walter Schug and winemaker Michael Cox

One of California's pioneer's, and one of the reasons you're drinking California Pinot Noir today.

I recently visited the Schug Family Winery located in the Carneros district in Southern Sonoma County. While there, I had the opportunity to meet with winemaker Michael Cox and discuss both the ter...

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Cooking At The Creek: Interview with Chef Veronica Zahra

Wine Pairing and Recipe Tips From the Chef at Jacob's Creek

Veronica had an interest in food from a young age, cooking Mediterranean before it ever became popular in restaurants. She even remembers being at school and other students wanting to swap her “exo...

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Cappellano Dinner

GDP reflects on wines tasted with an icon in the industry

Jan 17, 2013 at 12:00am
There is not much new information one can write about Theobaldo Cappellano, a sometimes divisive winemaker with whom I was once fortunate to spend the better part of the afternoon discussing winema... Read More »

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6 Questions with Nikolaus Saahs, Winemaker at Weingut Nikolaihof

GDP interviews one of the top winemakers in the world

Aug 10, 2012 at 12:00am
If you're familiar with Austrian wine, you are more than likely familiar with Weingut Nikolaihof. For decades, Nikolaihof has, perhaps unwittingly, been at the forefront of quality wine production ... Read More »

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Levi Dalton Interviews Paul Grieco

The father of the Summer of Riesling shares his story

Jul 9, 2012 at 12:00am
Paul Grieco doesn't need an introduction if you're at all involved with the New York wine scene. If you're not, you might be surprised to learn how fundamentally important Paul has been to a whole ... Read More »

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Dispatches from Italy

Video briefs with some of Piedmont's most influential winemakers.

May 21, 2012 at 12:00am
Spending a couple of weeks in Italy may not seem like work, but in my case I can assure you I am here to ferret out the best wines of the vintages on offer, trying to give you all a preview of the ... Read More »

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Focusing on the Collector

Take a look at this cellar!

Mar 23, 2012 at 12:00am
Passion: A strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept. Intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction. An object of desire or deep interest. (Merriam-Web... Read More »

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Levi Dalton Sits Down with Daniel Johnnes

A chat with NYC's proto-modern sommelier

Feb 24, 2012 at 12:00am
New York City is a particularly sommelier-rich city, and if you were to trace the lineage of the modern sommelier, you would find one common ancestor: Daniel Johnnes. While still a young man with s... Read More »

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A Chat with Michael Madrigale

Levi Dalton interviews Bar Boulud's sommelier

Jan 16, 2012 at 12:00am
Levi Dalton has been interviewing New York City's most important and well known sommeliers and wine buyers, and today we feature his chat with Macheal Madrigale, head sommelier and wine buyer for B... Read More »

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Levi Dalton Catches Up with John Slover

Wine director of Ciano

Jan 3, 2012 at 12:00am
Levi Dalton continues his series of interviews with John Slover, of New York's Ciano restaurant. Ciano is home to Chef Shea Gallante who won wide acclaim during his stint at Cru, New York's famous... Read More »

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An Inside Look with Raj Vaidya

Head sommelier of New York City restaurant Daniel

Dec 20, 2011 at 12:00am
Levi Dalton grabs another exclusive interview, this time Raj Vaidya, head sommelier of New York City’s restaurant Daniel. As one of the city’s, if not the country’s premier restaurants, Daniel attr... Read More »

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Levi Dalton Speaks with John Ragan

Danny Meyer's right hand wine man

Dec 13, 2011 at 12:00am
You might be following our continuing series of interviews which Levi Dalton snagged with some of New York's most important and influential sommeliers this past summer. While editing and producing ... Read More »

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