People

Meet the faces and personalities behind our eclectic range with our producer profiles and interviews.

Paul Hobbs: First Man

First Man One Giant Leap for Winemaking   I had just seen First Man (the Neil Armstrong biopic) when I met Paul Hobbs, and...
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Jean-Marie Fourrier: Embracing The Future, Preserving The Pa...

A real highlight on our trip to Burgundy this Autumn was a visit to a producer whom I have admired and collected for many...
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Heroic Viticulture – The Unique Wines of Priorat

This week we caught up with Valenti Llagostera, one of the great Priorat producers from the Mas Doix winery. Valenti’s knowledge of the region is unparalleled and fascinating...
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A Very Social Enterprise: Marco Simonit Visits London’...

Thursday of this week was a great day to find oneself in a vineyard. The sun was low in the sky on a cold...
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Bon Fond: Exploring French Gastronomic Culture

BON FOND Adjective To be good at heart: colloquial expression meaning that someone is a good soul. Noun Good stock: delicious bouillon made with farm-fresh...
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Per·Us: The new Napa Project from Russell Bevan

Russell Bevan is the man behind Bevan Cellars, one of the highest performing and most critically acclaimed wineries in Napa Valley (receiving no less...
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Soldera 2010 Charity Auction – London 28th November 2018

“During the night between 2nd and 3rd December 2012, unknown people broke into Soldera’s cellar at Case Basse; they did not steal a single...
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2018 Truffle Season – In conversation with Renzo Cardelli

In the last few vintages in Piedmont it has been incredibly hot during the autumn months which has not been good news for the truffle season. In...
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Uncovering ancient treasures in Frapin’s Paradis Cellar

This summer FINE+RARE travelled to Cognac to attend the 11th edition of the “Les Parts des Anges” Cognac auction. This auction takes place every two years...
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Jessica Servet Portrait – Winemaker at Hegarty Chamans

Hegarty Chaman is a winery co-owned by Sir John Hegarty and his partner Phillipa Crane. Since purchasing the property in 2002 they have invested...
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Rioja Revolutionary – F+R meets Artadi’s Juan Ca...

Last week F+R met up with Artadi’s owner and winemaker Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle. On meeting Juan you would not immediately think that...
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Darioush Wine Napa Valley

Darioush: From the historic Iranian winemaking city of Shira...

“Chose the cup bearer and the wine. Drink. Sing like the starling or the nightingale”. (Rudaki, Persian poet, 858-941 AD) Owner Darioush Khaledi is...
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