Laura Catena

Laura Catena is a Harvard and Stanford-trained biologist and physician, and the founder of the Catena Institute of Wine in Argentina. … Watch and Read Interview

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Naoko Dalla Valle

Naoko took over the reins of the company and has guided the winemaking for the past twenty-six years, during which time Dalla Valle has become one of Napa Valley’s most sought-after wines. … Watch and Read Interview

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Daniel Shanks

In honor of July 4th, we are joined today by Daniel Shanks, former Director of Food and Beverage at the White House. Shanks has overseen food and beverage operations for multiple administrations since this time, creating wine and food pairings for state dinners for over 20 years.… Watch and Read Interview

Ron Washam

Ron Washam is one of the few satirists writing about the wine industry. His much loved and much feared blog TheHoseMasterofWine was published from 2008 until 2019. … Watch and Read Interview

Clare Carver

Clare Carver

Clare Carver is co-proprietor with winemaker Brian Marcy, of Big Table Farm–a winery and working farm in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. In charge of winery marketing and hospitality, she also manages the 70-acre farm including a herd of Irish Dexter cattle and heritage breed pigs.… Watch and Read Interview

Dennis Groth

Dennis and Judy Groth founded Groth Vineyards & Winery in 1981 in the heart of the Napa Valley in what is today the Oakville AVA. The 1985 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve was the first California wine ever to receive a 100-point score from wine critic Robert M. Parker. … Watch and Read Interview

Melissa Burr

Melissa Burr is Vice President of Winemaking for Stoller Family Estate, overseeing two winemaking teams—one at each of two production facilities on the estate—focuses on blends, and supports marketing efforts.… Watch and Read Interview

David Adelsheim

David Adelsheim is the founder of Adelsheim Vineyard, the Chehalem Mountains’ first winery, which he founded in 1971 with his former wife, Ginny Adelsheim. Adelsheim has no formal training in viticulture but got advice from Oregon’s other early vintners before purchasing his original 19-acre parcel in Yamhill County, becoming part of the ten families to make wine in the Willamette Valley before 1980.… Watch and Read Interview

Bartholomew Broadbent

Bartholomew Broadbent is the founder and CEO of Broadbent Selections, one of America’s leading wine importers, which he founded in 1996. One of the world’s foremost authorities on Port and Madeira, Bartholomew is credited with revitalizing the markets for both in the U.S. in the 1980s.… Watch and Read Interview

Dorothy J. Gaiter

Dorothy J. Gaiter wrote the Wall Street Journal’s wine column, “Tastings,” from 1998 to 2010 with her husband, John Brecher. Her distinguished 30-year career includes stints as a reporter, editor, columnist and editorial writer at the Miami Herald and the New York Times, as well as at the Journal. … Watch and Read Interview

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Tim Mondavi

Tim Mondavi is the winegrower and partner of Continuum Estate, founded in 2005 with his sister Marcia Mondavi Borger and late father Robert.… Watch and Read Interview

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman has been making wine for almost 30 years, currently as Chief Winemaker at Penley Estate in Coonawarra, Australia, as well as for her own brands Goodman and Nikkal in Victoria. She was awarded the 2018 Australian Women in Wine ‘Winemaker of the Year’. … Watch and Read Interview