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I am your host Mattia Scarpazza and I found Looking Into Wine to share knowledge about wine. Focus is on areas that sparked my interest throughout my study years and I wished I’d had more time to explore in more detail. Now it’s the time! Each episode explores a specific topic in detail and how it is relevant to the wine trade. What to expect? Interviews featuring experts and professionals to guide us through regions, grapes and challenges of vine growing, my own research and much more.
 
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As South Africa approaches yet another wave of #Covid, I speak to Testalonga is one of the most progressive producers of the country. This Durban-born winemaker Craig Hawking is all about avoiding stereotypes, an ideology embodied in his self-designed wine labels which we discussed on the show. They are all constructed from various photos that have…
 
Israel is a sliver of a country stretching 424 km/263 miles in length. The north and centre of the country may be divided into the fertile coastal plain and the mountainous region that runs down the spine of the country, which falls away to the Jordan Rift Valley in the east. The quality revolution began in the 1890s with Baron Edmond De Rothschild…
 
Micro-oxygenation, or Mox to its mates, is a controlled, periodically continuous addition of tiny amounts of oxygen to the wine, usually red. Forget the new world being leaders in technical winemaking innovation. Mox was devised in 1991 by Patrick Ducournau, of Domaine Mouréou in Madiran, as a way of softening the tannins of his home grape variety …
 
In this episode, I talk to Nicole Rolet the co-owner of Chêne Bleu, who has to put Chêne Bleu on the global wine map in just over two decades. Blessed with a convergence of natural factors, Chêne Bleu has the benefit of an exceptional location, multifaceted geology, and a southern Rhône climate with soils more typical of the northern Rhône. Isolate…
 
All over the world old vines get proudly mentioned on labels, in many languages. Such is the value everywhere accorded to old vineyards and the wines they produce. With my guest Sarah Abbot MW who run the Old Vine conference, we looked at what are the values of old vines and why we should care for them? Sarah aims to create a global category for Ol…
 
Welcome to the first episode of the second season of the Looking Into Wine Podcast, is so good to be back - Mattia Today’s guest is the Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension in Enology for the University of California UC Davis Anita Oberholster. Today she is here to spotlight the incredibly growing concern that is Smoke taint. In recent yea…
 
1. Caiiro & AWEN - Behind The Rain 2.House Villains - Under a Spell 3.Budda Sage & Froote - Hindu Prayer 4.Dj Kent ft Malehloka - Falling (Da Capo Remix) 5.Sky White - Time For Bass 6.***** - Good Deeds 7.Distruction Boys - Omunye (Dj Lindany Ms Rework) 8.Kgzoo ft Dj Quentin - Ancients 9.DAWGPOUND - Inyathikazi 10.Dlala Thukzin - Phuze Remix For Bo…
 
Wine Barrels made from oak are among the oldest technologies used to produce wines. But where all the wood to produce all those barrels, what oak is good for Barrels, what do we do next? With my gest Mel Knox, an international semiretired wine barrel broker with over 40 years of experience in trading and researching wine barrels for winemaking sour…
 
1.DJMreja & Neuvikal Soule - Technified 2.DJMreja & Neuvikal Soule - Cosmic Wave 3.DJMreja & Neuvikal Soule - I'Robot Eldakiwe 4.SURAJ,Da CAPO - Wawere (DJ Mreja & Neuvikal Soule Afro-Tech Remix) 5.Malumz On Decks - Afro Is Africa 6.DJ Qness - Bayethe ft. Tabia 7.Black Motion & Caiiro - Prayer for Rain (feat. Tabia) 8.Black Motion ft Caiiro & Tabia…
 
Recognized as an AVA in 1981, Santa Cruz Mountains was the first California appellation to be defined by its mountain topography. As the name suggests, Santa Cruz Mountains is a mountainous AVA that sits between Monterey Bay and San Francisco. The rugged terroir in the mountains can be extremely difficult for vignerons, but those who persevere are …
 
A transformation has been taking place in the vineyards and wineries of Portugal during the last twenty years, bringing hundreds of new wines onto the international market. Indigenous grape varieties that were once obscure are now becoming mainstream. Thought of as a country that produced mainly red wine, Portugal is now proving that it has produce…
 
The historical area between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene in Veneto, has been promoted to Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene to DOCG in 2010. After a decade on the making, Valdobbiadene is setting itself apart from the wider Prosecco Doc produced in Both Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. The Conegliano Valdobbiadene has many factors that ar…
 
1.DJ Lesoul ft Deep Narratives, TNS, BlaQrhythm - Amabele 2.Katika - Bella Ciao (Katika Remix) 3.Da Capo - The Animal (Vida-Soul UpperCut Mix) 4.Darque ft Zakes Bantwini - Uthando (Shimza Remix) 5.Afro Brotherz ft Tseke De Vince - Baxolele 6.Mosco Lee ft Nubx MusiQ, Katika - Winter Dawn 7.Nakedsoul ft Mdu De Deepcalist - Zulu Warrior 8.Da Capo ft B…
 
At the foothills of Biblical Mount Ararat, at altitudes between 1400 and 1600 meters above sea level and just a stone through from the world’s oldest winemaking facility Areni 1 cave. The vineyards of ZORAH can be found in the rural village of Rind in the heart of Vayots Dzor, Armenia’s classic winemaking region. Zorah aims to re-establish the long…
 
The Adriatic Sea, is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkans. The Adriatic is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, extending from the Strait of Otranto to the northwest and the Po Valley. The sea affects many wine regions in Europe but is in the northernmost part where it’s most visible, winds coming from the sou…
 
In this episode, we explore Furmint a noble grape of Hungary, with Caroline Gilby Master of Wine. Furmint is undoubtedly one of Hungary most valuable white grape variety. Is unique, distinctive with a flavour profile quite unlike any other grape variety I have ever tasted. With Caroline Gilby MW, who has been visiting Hungary since the 90s, we disc…
 
Randall Grahm, one of California's most innovative vintners, founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard and Popelouchum is the guest of Looking Into wine. We started by talking about his early days. After three years studying philosophy at Santa Cruz University, and completing a winemaking degree at UC Davis, Grahm acquired a vineyard site at Bonny Doon in the…
 
The Rhône Rangers began as an informal band of like-minded renegades who were convinced that the grapes traditional to France’s Rhône Valley would thrive in the Mediterranean climate of California. As recently as the late 1980s, there were only a few dozen such producers on the entire West Coast. The ideas of those pioneers caught on rapidly in the…
 
In 1924, Rudolf Steiner presented his Agriculture Course to a group of 111, farmers in Poland. Steiner spoke of agriculture to ‘heal the earth’ and he laid the philosophical and practical foundations for such differentiated agriculture. Biodynamic agriculture is now practised internationally as a specialist form of organic agriculture. Steiner’s Ag…
 
In this episode, I spoke to Jane Lopes. Jane is the author of Vignette, in her book jane opens up about many great moments of her life and she put a great deal of effort in explain how stress and anxiety have dictated many part of her life. And outside the book, she has been recently been part of an expose article about sexual harassment from senio…
 
Modern and traditional are words that many wine aficionados, students or professionals have heard off but what about postmodernism? In this podcast, Clark Smith the author of Postmodern Winemaking touches upon how modern winemaking changed the wine industry. For modern winemaking is generally referred to as wines that have developed after the secon…
 
Welcome to the second producer profile this time we are in southern France, Languedoc specifically in Fitou with Owner/Winemaker, Katie Jones of Domaine Jones. Katie moved to southern France from England to work for the local Co-operative, as the years passed she decided to open her own winery in 2008, starting off with a mere two hectares of old v…
 
The challenge of identifying an unknown wine can be thrilling, and hearing that you got it is a huge satisfaction but no easy task. Blind tasting can be a dreaded topic for anyone who wants to test their skills or preparing for it as part of a examination. It often involves tasting very many wines in a day which may sound fun but the pressure to id…
 
Slovenia has been producing wines since Roman times, and it is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Vineyards are limited to the two extremities of the country where milder temperatures allow for successful vine growing. I have caught up with Robert Gorjak, author of 'Slovenia a winemaking country', to discuss and discove…
 
In this episode, we talked to Wink Lorch, Author of Wine of The French Alps. Vineyards in the French alps' region have been around since roman's time. Those vineyards are situated in eastern France, precisely in the Northwester part of the Alp. In this episode, we pay particular attention to the wines Savoie and touch upon the sparkling wines and d…
 
The history of Georgian wines can be traced back 8000 years but the modern Georgian wine industry its fairly young in the grand scheme of the world’s wines. It was only in the 80s when the Georgia opened up to western countries that their wines became influenced by modern techniques. My guest Lisa Granik, author of Georgia a Winemaking Country, des…
 
In this first producer profile episode, a new segment of the podcast where I converse with wine producers about their wines - history and what is to come from them. I speak to Lenz Moser, Head winemaker of Chateau Changyu Moser XV in Ningxia China. China may not be the first country that spring to mind when thinking about wine, but it is now on the…
 
Dan Belmont, my New Yorker guest, and I discussed the wines styles, history, and the elements of the New York wine region. It has a long history of vine planting and is the home of the oldest continuously operating winery in the USA – Brotherhood Winery Est. 1839. In the 1980s the NY wine region revolutionised its wines thanks to the increased inte…
 
The majestic island of Sicily has always been a source of wine since Greek times. Over the centuries many populations have conquered it: Turks, Romans, Etruscan, French and English to name but a few. Those rulers have shaped the styles of wine that are produced today. During its high times, Sicilian wines were some of the most celebrated in the wor…
 
Set at the highest point of the south of Italy Mount Etna has been the primary point of investment and exploration in Italy. Etna wines have been able to make their mark in the global market thanks to their sense of place, history and inspiration that are able to transpire in each bottle. The volcano is planted on three sides, and each of them has …
 
1. Chynaman & Kususa & Argento Dust -Just Love Ft Azola (Original Mix) 2. Cuneyt Cilingiroglu -Bohoo (Karyendasoul Remix) 3. Mòo & Jo - Lora feat. Lass (Original Mix) 4. Fka Mash -Kasango's Revenge (Original Mix) 5.Black Major Ft Lizwi -Zolalela (Sebastien Dutch & Kreative Nativez Remix) 6. Laroz - Under Your Skin Ft Sheera (Original Extended mix)…
 
Over the past 15 years rosé wines have seen unprecedent success and they are now consumed year-round, not just in summer. You can find rosé wines from any major wine region, with producers looking to get into this growing market. Elizabeth Gabay MW, undoubtedly one of the leading global rosé experts and author of ‘Rosé, Understanding the pink wine …
 
Canada is a market that has grown exponentially in the last 20 years, since the switch to Vitis Vinifera and investment in new wineries. In this episode, I talk to Rod Phillips Author of The Wines of Canada. Rod offers amazing insights on the wines of key regions – Ontario on the centre-east of the country and the Okanagan Valley in British Columbi…
 
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