People

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

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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Barolo 2015: Vintage Report

“This is a vintage of absolute excellence right away, with great prospects over time for aging” – Roberto Voerzio “2015 is a thrilling vintage...
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Domaine Georges Lignier’s Benoit Stehly’s visits F+R

Benoit has had complete control at Domaine Georges Lignier since 2007 after taking over from his uncle. He had been working on the family...
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Wines from Syria – Making Wine on the Frontline

On my recent trip to Lebanon this winter I was introduced to wines from a fully operational winery in Syria. With the utterly devastating and...
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Aldo Vacca: A true Barbaresco Icon

Aldo Vacca has been at the helm of Produttori del Barbaresco, arguably Europe’s most respected co-op, for the last 27 years. In this time...
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Gaja: The Legendary Estate at the Heart of Barbaresco

GAJA: THE IMPORTANCE The wines of Angelo Gaja have been at the forefront of Piedmont for many years. An ancient family domaine established in...
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Cecilia Monte: Boutique Barbaresco at its Best

After working for many years under the guidance of the legendary Barolo producer Luciano Sandrone, Cecilia Monte set up her own winery in the northern-most cru...
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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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