• FLC#17 - Christophe Coquard / Maison Coquard

    FLC#17 - Christophe Coquard / Maison Coquard

    The Coquard family have been cultivating their love for Beaujolais vineyards and wines for several generations. Christophe grew up watching his family working the vines at the family winery. In the early years of his career, Christophe worked on three different continents for several wineries, honing his craft. After his return to the family estate in Beaujolais, Christophe has focused his energy on revitalising...
  • FLC#16 - Laura Hoyos / Bodegas Arrocal

    FLC#16 - Laura Hoyos / Bodegas Arrocal

    For this meet-up, we spoke with Laura Hoyos, the export manager for Bodegas Arrocal. Bodegas Arrocal is a family-run vineyard located in the small winemaking village of Gumiel de Mercado in Ribera del Duero, Spain. Parents Rosa Arroyo and Moisés Calvo have paved the way for their sons, Rodrigo and Asier Calvo Arroyo, to continue the tradition. The brothers have started the Vinos de...
  • FLC#15 - Hobo Wines / Kenny Likitprakong

    FLC#15 - Hobo Wines / Kenny Likitprakong

    Hobo Wines, started by Kenny Likitprakong, is one of the most exciting projects in Californinan wine. Sourcing from vineyards spread across Sonoma County, Mendocino, Clarksburg, Suisun Valley, Arroyo Seco, and the Santa Cruz Mountains, Hobo Wines offers an astounding array of varieties and styles. Check out our recent FLC meet-up with Kenny to learn more about his approach to winemaking.  
  • One Year Later - First Look Club

    One Year Later - First Look Club

    We would love to hear your thoughts on what you would like to see more of, or less of, from First Look Club.
  • FLC#14 - Rodrigo Martins / Espera Wines

    FLC#14 - Rodrigo Martins / Espera Wines

    We sat down with Rodrigo Martins, winemaker and owner of Espera Wines. ‘Espera’ means ‘wait’ in Portuguese, and sums up the slow, natural philosophy that fuels Rodrigo’s winemaking. On a small plot of vineyards just outside of Lisbon, Rodrigo organically farms 5 hectares of local varieties. He has no set élevage for any of his wines, letting each vintage dictate the final wine, choosing...
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