People

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

Rhône 2017: Inside Châteauneuf-du-Pape with Stéphane Usse...

Stéphane Usseglio is the man at the helm of Domaine Raymond Usseglio in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Understandably he has gained an unrivalled insight into the area...
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Roberto Cipresso: The Master of Marginal Winemaking

Roberto Cipresso is a winemaker with a reputation for extreme marginal winemaking; he is determined to push the boundaries of how and where it...
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Kracher: Celebrating 60 Years of World-Class Sweet Wines

Weingut Kracher, one of Austria’s finest producers, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Kracher has been hugely influential in raising the reputation of...
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BLANKbottle: Introducing the wines of Pieter H. Walser

Pieter H. Walser, the man behind BLANKbottle, is one of the most inventive, energetic and productive winemakers in the Western Cape. He produces 30+...
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Adventures in Winemaking: Establishing a Vineyard in Yunnan

Alex Xu is a fine wine pioneer on a journey to grow compelling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from his recently planted vineyard (淼庐 Miao Lu)...
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Le Grappin: Wines of Site + Soul

In the midst of this golden age of Burgundy there is so much more to these Cote d’Or slopes than just the Premier and...
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David Duband: A Rising Star of the Côte d’Or

David Duband is a producer we have been following with avid interest over the last few years. A firm favourite among the F+R team,...
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Champagne Agrapart – Pioneer of Terroir Expression

Pascal Agrapart has long been a trailblazer for the small grower Champagne movement that has taken a firm hold within Champagne over the last...
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Howard’s Folly: The Boutique Producer Leading Portugal...

Since 2002, Howard Bilton and David Baverstock, Portugal’s premier winemaker, have partnered to bring to the market a range of outstanding wines under the...
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Château Gilette: The World’s Most Unique Sauternes

Château Gilette is a sweet wine unlike any other in Sauternes, due to its unique ageing process in which the élevage process takes 20...
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A Masterclass from Château Cheval Blanc

Cheval Blanc is one of the finest Châteaux in Bordeaux, famed for producing what is arguably the greatest wine of all time: 1947 Château Cheval...
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Behind the Bottle: Sassicaia

Sassicaia is without doubt Italy’s most iconic wine and its story is at the centre of the revolution that spurred on the modern-era of...
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