Compañia de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez

When I realized that I would be bumming around Spain for a bit, the winemaker I was immediately referred to was Telmo Rodriguez. Besides being one of Spain’s biggest winemakers, Telmo is known for supporting the Return to Terroir movement. He creates authentic Spanish...

Ossian Winery – Spain

I was only in Spain for a week and I wanted to take things easy for my last days in Europe. While I was planning on passing the time by checking out the Spanish queso scene and filling up on tapas, my host Amy suggested that I check out a nearby winery named Ossian....

Domaine de Barbazan

Everyone is familiar with the great wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. But when I had the chance to work with a producer in the small Madiran wine region in the south west of France, I jumped at the opportunity. It’s gorgeous, and the quiet countryside...

Saverio Petrilli of Tenuta di Valgiano

Working the last two months at Tenuta di Valgiano in Lucca, Italy has been the turning point in my life. My discussions on biodynamics with Saverio Petrilli, the winemaker, have been so powerful I could only compare it to a religious experience. Saverio is well...