Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Wine Journal
Felton Road Part 2: The Single Vineyards & Blocks

In Part 2 of Lisa Perrotti-Brown's interview on-the-ground in Central Otago, New Zealand at Felton Road Vineyard, winemaker Blair Walter explains the subtle differences between the single vineyard and block wines....

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Felton Road: Interview with Blair Walter

What sets Felton Road's iconic Pinot Noirs apart? Lisa Perrotti-Brown visits Felton Road's Vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand, speaking with winemaker Blair Walter about the Bannockburn site and biodynamics....

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5 Best Pizza Places in Napa

Ah, pizza. Sometimes nothing else will do. I could eat great pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not get bored. But, like most pizza lovers, I’m fussy about my pizzas. Similar to my stance with wine, I’d rather have nothing than have a bad one. A bit of a traditionalist, my preferences are: wood oven baked, thin, crispy crust, thin layer of top-notch tomato sauce, lots of gooey cheese and fresh, flavorsome toppings....

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Stonyridge: Part 1 - Waiheke Island

Making a great Bordeaux blend in cool climate New Zealand is no easy task, but somehow Stonyridge on Waiheke Island manages to do just that. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW interviews this iconic winery's founder, Steve White, to discover more about this Kiwi anomaly....

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Stonyridge Part 2 - Waiheke Island

In Part 2 of Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW's interview with Stonyridge's founder Steve White, she discusses the acclaimed Larose label and asks if Stonyridge is now producing its best vintages ever....

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Interview with Virginia Willcock, Vasse Felix

Among Margaret River's oldest properties, established by Tom Cullity in 1967, Vasse Felix makes outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon based reds and has emerged in recent years as one of Australia's finest Chardonnay producers. Gregarious, outspoken and incredibly talented, winemaker Virginia Willcock has been instrumental in taking this great winery to the next level. In this video, Lisa Perrotti-Brown speaks with Virginia about the history of Margaret River, Vasse Felix and why this region has the ability to produce both great Cabernet...

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Henschke Hill of Grace

With a rise in demand and premiums paid nowadays for ‘terroir’ wines – hallowed drops that can be traced back to their place merely by the character they exude - liberties were almost bound to be taken with the ‘single vineyard’ term. I’m certainly finding it used more and more in marketing paraphernalia. I’ve even seen ‘single vineyard’ mentioned on the front labels of large production Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs coming from vast, alarmingly young vineyards with no track record to...

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