Everything that I do is about educating, whether it’s teaching or consulting. We look at the entire world of wine – the business end, the viniculture; viticulture and how everything works – not only how it tastes or smells. 

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Cosimo Maria Masini Matilde Rosato Toscana, Italy 90% Sangiovese 10% Sanforte   This is a rose I look forward to every summer, and it drinks beautifully all year long. A bit more ‘substantial’ than a provencal rose, it is made from Sangiovese an an old indegenous Tuscan variety called SanForte. SanForte has a lot of the same properties as Sangiovese, with added violet aromatics and a bit of savouriness. This wine was fresh and red cherried with an earthy minerality cutting through it. So great with cold smoked Alaskan salmon and baby Kale salad.    The grapes were hand harvested with whole bunch pressing after about 5 hours of maceration on the skins and fermented with

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This wine makes me happy. Aromatic  and fresh on nose and palate; Meyer lemon flesh and pith;  clean and mineral driven(saline+stone) and medium bodied with a silky, almost oily mouthfeel. Great with Grilled Ahi and Cilantro/Lime aioli and of course my current read: John Gladstone’s Wine, Terroir and Climate Change.   Guimaro Vino Blanco Pedro Rodriguez Ribeira Sacra 100% Godello   Godello is a grape believed to originate from the Galician region of Spain. It almost disappeared (down to only several hundred vines) in the mid 1970s until  Horacio Fernandez and Luis Hidalgos’ ‘Revival Godello Project’ Several great examples of 100% Godello now exist as it is showing great promise as a varietal wine.  DNA profiles show

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Oh my..what a delicious glass of stony red and black-berried fruits and bramble coupled with a  textured phenolic grip and bone dry finish. With a chill, this slightly murkish, magenta-hued wine was so refreshing and quaffable.  At only 11.5 % alcohol, I had to stop myself from drinking the entire bottle.   This is another excellent wine from Tiago Sampaio and his Folias de Baco winery in the Douro Valley, Portugal.   Uivo Renegado is an unfined, unfiltered, wild-ferment wine ;a blend of 25 red and white indegenous varieties, hand harvested from 80 year old vines. The whole clusters macerate  3 days, followed by spontaneous fermentation for approximately 3 weeks in 1000L