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Meet winemaker Jason Ligas

Meet winemaker Jason Ligas

Jason Ligas is a pioneering natural winemaker in Greece. He began working in the family vineyards Domaine Ligas with his father Thomas Ligas, alongside his sister Melia. Jason has since worked across Greece - including projects on Samos and Tinos - acting as a consultant and partner with other natural

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RAW WINE Club - Tasting Notes - April 2022 Selection

RAW WINE Club - Tasting Notes - April 2022 Selection

Welcome! And thank you for joining us on this RAW WINE Club adventure. I have had a wonderful time putting together this first monthly selection for you and the result, I hope you'll find, is delicious and eclectic. There's a charming pet-nat from the Loire; an unusual salty white from

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Meet winemaker Manel Aviñó from Clos Lentiscus

Meet winemaker Manel Aviñó from Clos Lentiscus

Manel Aviñó from Clos Lentiscus comes from a long lineage of winemakers in Catalonia. He grows around 22 hectares of vines at around 225m altitude in a national park four miles from the coast. His pet nats and other sparkling wines are made with local varieties such as Malvasia de

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Meet winemakers Martina Celi and Alex della Vecchia from Costadilà

Meet winemakers Martina Celi and Alex della Vecchia from Costadilà

Costadilà was established by Ernesto Cattel, who sadly died in 2018. Today the winery in Veneto is run by Martina Celi and Alex della Vecchia. Costadilà is known for helping to revive the traditional methods for making prosecco before the widespread use modern technology such as sealed tanks for mass

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Meet Winemaker Beka Gotsadze from Gotsa Wines

Meet Winemaker Beka Gotsadze from Gotsa Wines

Beka Gotsadze runs Gotsa Wines in Kiketi, 25 kilometers from the center of Tbilisi and 1300 meters above sea level. His first vintage was in 2010. "My great grandfather was a winemaker. I trained as an architect and had a big company up to the end of the 2010 but

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Meet Winemaker Zurab Mgvdliasvhili from Nikalas Marani winery

Meet Winemaker Zurab Mgvdliasvhili from Nikalas Marani winery

Zurab Mgvdliasvhili runs the Nikalas Marani winery in the Kakheti region of Georgia. The cellar was built by his great grandfather in 1928 - the winery is named in his honour. He makes natural wines using the quevri (kvevri) in traditional and more modern styles. "My winery name is Nikalas

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ALIVE! Meet Rosa Kruger - on a mission to preserve the old vines of South Africa

ALIVE! Meet Rosa Kruger - on a mission to preserve the old vines of South Africa

Rosa Kruger works with vineyards across South Africa and runs the Old Vineyard Project, which catalogues plots of old vines in the country - some dating back to 1880. We caught up with her ahead of the festival ... "My name is Rosa Kruger. I call myself a vineyard manager. I

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ALIVE! Meet Pedro Parra - rock fan, wine terroir consultant and winemaker in Chile

Pedro Parra holds a PhD in terroir and a masters degree in precision agriculture. He travels the world as a terroir consultant and makes his own vintages in the Itata region of Chile. At Alive! he will host a talk called 'Why Rocks Matter Most.' Why do rocks matter

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