Joe Roberts

Joe Roberts

Interview with Winemaker Peter Bell of New York’s Fox Run Vineyards

By contributing writer Joe Roberts The gorgeous views and laid-back vibe of New York’s Finger Lakes region house one of the wine world’s worst-kept secrets: some of the best Riesling white wines in the world are being made there, from grapes grown...
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Interview with Winemaker Nova Cadamatre of Robert Mondavi Winery

By contributing writer Joe Roberts Few names are as iconic in the world of fine wine as that of Robert Mondavi. Mondavi arguably did more to put California wine on the minds of Americans (and wine lovers worldwide) than any other person in history, and...
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Interview with Fifth-Generation Winemaker Karl Wente of Wente Vineyards

by contributing writer Joe Roberts Even if you don’t know fifth-generation winemaker Karl Wente by name – or by his overachieving wines – you almost certainly know the Chardonnay that shares his family name, if you’ve ever tasted a California...
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Interview with Winemaker Kristy Melton of Napa Valley’s Clos du Val Winery

by contributing writer Joe Roberts There are circuitous and unlikely paths to winemaking, and then there is Clos du Val winemaker Kristy Melton’s circuitous and unlikely path to winemaking. The young Melton (who was recently named one of Wine Enthusiast’s...
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Interview with Winemaker Janet Myers of Franciscan and Mt. Veeder Winery

by contributing writer Joe Roberts When it comes to marrying the art and science of wine, few winemakers come close to carrying the credentials of Janet Myers. Myers, a former biological anthropologist, now heads up winemaking at two of Napa Valley’s...
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