Joe Roberts

Joe Roberts

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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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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