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. … 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.… 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. … 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.… 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.… 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.… 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. … 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.… 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’. … Read Interview

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David Howell

David Howell is a retired research geologist who spent 30 years with the U.S. Geological Survey. Since 1990, when he collaborated with fellow geologist and friend Jonathan Swinchatt on the video Earth Nectar, the Wines of Napa Valley and… Read Interview

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Carole Meredith

Carole Meredith was a professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California at Davis. She conducted ground-breaking research in grape genetics, using DNA typing to discover the origins of some of the greatest old wine varieties, including cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, syrah, and zinfandel. … Read Interview

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Geneviève Janssens

Geneviève Janssens is Chief Winemaker at Robert Mondavi Winery as well as the winemaker and co-owner, with her husband Luc, of Portfolio Limited Edition. … Read Interview