• First Look Club #12 is Live!

    First Look Club #12 is Live!

    Sometimes you hear about a wine and there’s just something magnetic about the story, there’s something that pulls you in and won’t let go. I had heard about Cume do Avia in 2018, incredible wines being made in a remote part of Galicia. The story goes that 4 cousins had tried to restore their grandparent’s abandoned vineyard by themselves, with no resources to hand...
  • FLC#9 - Veronica Ortega

    FLC#9 - Veronica Ortega

    For FLC#9, we were joined by leading Spanish light Veronica Ortega. Hailing from Cadiz in sherry country, Veronica has previously worked at some of the greatest wineries in the world – Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Comtes Armand, Clos Erasmus, Burn Cottage, Domaine Combier, Raul Perez, and Rafael Palacios. This is possibly one of the world’s greatest wine resumes. She now farms several plots...
  • FLC#7 - Leandro & Mauricio Boullade / Bocanada & Vinilo Wines

    FLC#7 - Leandro & Mauricio Boullade / Bocanada & Vinilo Wines

    We were joined by father and son Boullade to discuss the history of Argentinian wine and what makes Gualtallary and the Uco Valley special. Video transcript:  Ronan Farrell - WineLab: Hello Mauricio & Leandro There could be some new people here tonight who haven't been on a first look club meetup before. So the idea behind these is to keep things very simple. My...
  • FLC#6 - Rajat Parr / Sandhi Wines

    FLC#6 - Rajat Parr / Sandhi Wines

    For our December First Look Club we were joined by Rajat Parr of Sandhi Wines. We talk abour Raj's evolution from sommelier to winemaker to farmer, the unique aspects of producing wine in California, and what marks great wines aside from the crowd. Video transcript: Rajat 0.1 New place, then it's hard to speak a place because if you haven't had the benchmark, then you...
  • FLC#5 / Arnold Holzer

    FLC#5 / Arnold Holzer

    For our fifth First Look Club meetup we talked with Arnold Holzer and tasted his Roter Veltliner 'das Geholz'. Video transcript:  Ronan. [00:00:00]How are things in Australia at the moment? Arnold Holzer. [00:00:00]Yeah, it's an exciting time. You know, we had this Terrorist attack on Monday. People are taking it OK. Except in Vienna, of course. People in the first district and the centre are...
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