Joe Roberts

Joe Roberts

Interview with Winemaker Jeff Cichocki of Bonterra

By contributing writer Joe Roberts If you’ve ever gotten frustrated over the state of your garden, just imagine how Bonterra winemaker Jeff Cichocki must feel. Cichocki is the man behind the wines at Bonterra, one of the world’s largest organically-focused...
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Interview with Raymon McKee of Chateau Ste. Michelle

By contributing writer Joe Roberts Few U.S. winemaking brands are household names, but Chateau Ste. Michelle certainly qualifies. This Washington state producer boasts one of the largest and most awarded lineup of wines in the Pacific Northwest. In this...
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Interview with Winemaker Joel Peterson of Ravenswood

By contributing writer Joe Roberts Back in 1976, Joel Peterson – the opinionated, erudite son of a chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project – made his first batch of Zinfandel that would carry the Ravenswood name. This was at a time when...
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Interview with Laura Catena of Argentina’s Catena Zapata

By contributing writer Joe Roberts Laura Catena is probably best described as a force of nature. Part of the Catena Zapata winemaking family in Argentina, Catena helps to oversee one of South America’s most important wine brands (and one of its...
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Interview with Winemaker Stephanie Dutton of Australia’s Penfolds

By contributing writer Joe Roberts If Australian Shiraz – or even Australian fine wine in general – had a surname, it would most likely be Penfolds. The iconic Australian brand, established by Christopher Rawson Penfold in 1844, is one of...
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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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