Erin Brooks
Winemaker Spotlight: Philip Togni

He’ll be celebrating his 66th vintage this year.

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Master Sommelier Fred Dame Reflects on a Lifetime in Wine

The sommelier looks back on his adventure-filled career.

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Best of 2018: Erin Brooks

Our Oregon reviewer shares her highlights from the year.

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Exclusive NYC Premiere of André Tchelistcheff: The Voice of Wine

The Wine Advocate catches up with Mark Tchelistcheff, director of the documentary and André Tchelistcheff’s grandnephew, about his inspiration for the film, his relationship with his granduncle and the challenges involved in telling André’s story.

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Winemaker Christian Moreau on Life in Chablis

Christian Moreau didn’t grow up wanting to make wine, despite being the fifth generation of a winemaking family in Chablis. “When I was 17, I didn’t want to go to school or work in the vineyard or the cellar,” he explains. “I had a cousin who was logging in a small village in Canada, out in the middle of nowhere. They had a big pulp mill.” After purchasing a one-way ticket, Christian spent more than a decade working as a logger in Canada. “I had my own big logging truck and I was making good money,” he remembers. “My wife is Canadian and my kids were born in Canada. I didn’t want to go back to France. But my father and sister wanted me to come home and the family wine business was getting bigger.”  Jean Moreau et Fils was founded in Chablis in 1814 by Jean Joseph Moreau. In 1974, the Moreau family sold a 50% stake in their company to the Canadian firm Hiram Walker, transferring the remaining shares in 1985. It was then sold on to another company. But the Moreau family signed a contract to provide grapes for the new owners. In 1970, Christian returned home...

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Exclusive London Premiere of André Tchelistcheff: The Voice of Wine

The Wine Advocate catches up with Mark Tchelistcheff, director of the documentary and André Tchelistcheff’s grandnephew, about his inspiration for the film, his relationship with his granduncle and the challenges involved in telling André’s story.

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Winemaker Spotlight: Jim Close, Gamble Family Vineyards

Originally from England, Jim Close moved to California in 2000 to learn more about winemaking.

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Alan Viader Wants to Make the Best Wine Possible

From his work in the vineyard to sampling new corks, Alan is focused on achieving the highest possible quality.

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40 Years of Growing Grapes and Making Wine with Tom Farella

With four decades of experience growing grapes on a single piece of land in Napa Valley, Tom is in a unique position to speak about the changes he’s witnessed since the beginning of the modern era of winemaking in the valley in the early 1970s.

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Exploring the Meaning of Luxury with Krug's Maggie Henríquez

The President and CEO has spent the last decade coaxing it back from the brink of financial failure to its status as one of the world’s top Champagne houses.

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