Writing and winemaker interviews

An interview with Nicolas Pavie, Theize, Beaujolais.

Posted by Joel Wright on

We are delighted to start working with Nicolas Pavie who works just 1.8 hectares by hand in Theize, southern Beaujolais. Nicolas is thoughtful, contemplative character and as is often the case the wines seem to reflect this. These are elegant, balanced and pure Gamay's with quite astonishing length and power, wines that open up beautifully over a few hours and even into the next day. I thought the best way to introduce him aside from opening one of his wines, was through a little interview we did through email. You can find Nicolas' wines here. Where are you from Nicolas, and how...

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An interview with Julien Pineau, Roche Blanche, Loire

Posted by Joel Wright on

I expect a wine to tell a story, an emotion. I hope it is vibrant and full of energy. So it must be sincere. This is what I aim for when I make a wine. Let him tell the story of the weather during the year, let the pebbles on the ground speak and tell the idea I had when I picked it up.

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An interview with Victor Blondin of Domaine De La Gapette

Posted by Joel Wright on

Situated at the foot of Mount Brouilly, Victor Blondin, has five hectares on three main terroirs with some vines almost 100 years old. Gamay planted in goblet and a small, prized  parcel of Chardonnay. Extremely fastidious and hard-working in the vineyard, he uses natural grassing, all the parcels benefit from a varied fauna and flora that guarantee a biological balance of the soil. Such an environment, rich in microorganisms, offers a vigorous natural defense of the vines. Victor started in 2013 after being introduced to winemaking by his cousin, who is part of a long line of wine-growers, he has...

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An interview with Cedric Garreau, Garo'vin, Anjou

Posted by Joel Wright on

Cedric is one of the first winemakers we started working with, visiting him on our very first trip to the Loire. I remember being greeted by his friendly dog and tasting his wines in his kitchen on a bleary eyed morning. Cedric's quiet manner and engaging wines, alive with fruit were very easy to get on with - whether you were into natural wine or had never heard of the term. This was important to us early on as we were importing mainly to sell the wines at Wright's in Llanarthne South Wales. We found his wines to be very...

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Ten years of Skyborry Cider!

Posted by Joel Wright on

It's been ten years since Adam & Dani Davies started their little cider project in a tiny shed in Knighton, Powys. I was first alerted to their work by Alex Whyte of Tutto Wines who along with being born in Wales, shared a mutual friend with Dani. I looked them up, got in touch and we started stocking them at Wright's in Llanarthne. Dani, eventually joined me on an eventful trip to see some winemakers a few years back. When he started his restaurant Daphne's in Presteigne, he didn't have time to distribute his cider and I was very happy...

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