Versatus, evokes the heft of wedding silver and the delicacy of crystal goblets. This masterpiece is the handiwork of third-generation wine-maker Ana Mendez Gil of Genus De Vinum, in Ourense, Galicia.
What does the one of the most highly educated wine experts in the world drink when she’s at home? Master of Wine Anne McHale takes Vinediction on a tour of her personal cellar.
Mentioning music to Luciano Armellino is like opening the throttle on a speed-boat. His voice lifts; words skim through memories, bouncing, buoyed by enthusiasm. “I’m a music fanatic,”
Her mission is to “bring to the wine trade a level of responsibility for diversity…. It needs to develop a model to assimilate race, religion, gender and neuro-diversity.”
The only thing rarer than original thought is, perhaps, the courage to act on it. “One of the criteria for doing a harebrained thing like starting a winery is you have to be a romantic idealist,” Earl says.
Adrian Chitty spent over a year at A to Z Wineworks as an artist-in-residence… a personal transformation as radical as the journey from blossom to bottle.
Against the backdrop of a world turning itself into a Dali canvas, there is reassurance in connecting with handcraft, labor, the senses. Wine is, more than ever, more than a diversion; it is a link to the past and future.
Wine is a broad church, and gets broader with every creative, entrepreneurial soul who turns their love for the Dionysian… Read more A Life in Wine: Cathy Huyghe