The technology surrounding wine fermentation has evolved tremendously over the 8000 years that humans have been making this prized libation, and yet last year's fall fad was all about amphorae. While the amphorae conjures romantic images of rustic Italian villages and Rome's vinous past, does the vessel really make the difference? Brian Terrizzi of Broadside Wines speaks to his experience of earthenware winemaking and his spirit of experimentation.
This week on All the Swirl, Hillary Lyons interviews Rodrigo Soto, Chilean winemaker and trailblazer in sustainable winemaking in the Southern Hemisphere. As summer comes to a close, bringing high temperatures and more early harvests, Rodrigo Soto reflects on Chile's distinct terroirs, his winemaking philosophy, and the impacts of climate change on the world of wine.
Wine is like music. It can seduce or assault your senses, its notes play across your palate while its timbre lingers on your tongue, and when in harmony, there is perhaps nothing more satisfying. This week on All the Swirl we interview Jeff Smith, proprietor of Hourglass Vineyards in Napa and former guitarist of Noonday Underground to get the skinny on the musician's love affair with winemaking.