As I prepare for my seminar later this summer at the Society of Wine Educators conference, I am reminded of Miss Jane and the interview I did with her some years ago so here it is. Sometimes you meet people only for a brief moment in time and they leave a big impression on you.... Continue Reading →
I am reposting this article on Ntsiki because I see she is coming to town this weekend. Here is a link for an event at Pierre Loti that I saw on Local Wine Events. Ntiski is really inspiring and if you can, this is a great way to taste her wines. I met Ntsiki Biyela,... Continue Reading →
This week's women in wine Friday's feature is a chat with Annalisa Zorzettig from Zorzettig Vini in Friuli Venezia Giulia, specifically in the Colli Orientali del Friuli. I met Annalisa a few years ago during Vinitaly and had the opportunity to see her again this year at Gambero Rosso. She's holding one of her favorite... Continue Reading →
I didn’t post this on a Friday so I am reposting to keep in line with my women in wine series. Enjoy the holiday weekend and remember to think about what Memorial Day actually means, http://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-memorial-day. Say hello and thank you to a sailor if in NYC during Fleet Week.
Today I am posting an online conversation I had with Maria Elena Jimenez, one of the winemakers at Pares Balta.
1. How did you get into the wine business?
Although it may seem sappy, love was the reason for everything. My husband, by then just my boyfriend, was the one to introduce me to wine and make me fall in love with wine along with him. I am a chemical engineer, and in those days working as a consultant, when my husband proposed me to return to the university to study enology in order to work together in the family business.
And all the tiny pieces began to fall in its right place after that, wine , love, family, children, passion till reaching the point where I am nowadays, managing the cellar altogether with Marta
2. What has been the hardest part of the wine business for you in…
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This week's Women in Wine Fridays is about Matilde Poggi from Le Fraghe. I met Matilde at the Slow Wine tasting back in February. I was really impressed with her wines and wanted to find out more about her. These are her answers to some questions that I emailed her about her winery and her... Continue Reading →
This week's piece on women in wine focuses on Meg Houston Maker of Makerstable.com. I met Meg some years ago at a conference in New York and have followed her writing as she travels around the globe. One of the things I like about her writing is her use of language. She is very precise... Continue Reading →
This week's Friday post is in the Women in Wine Fridays series. I meet a lot of wonderful women in the wine industry during my travels and I also seek them out at whatever trade tasting I attend when in New York. I have done this series over the years with a variety of women.... Continue Reading →
I wish that I had written any of these posts myself, about women winemakers in Israel but alas I have not met any yet in my wine travels. I wanted to write about Israel today because it is the 21st anniversary of Rabin's murder. I remember that day perfectly. I had just moved back to... Continue Reading →