Cellar Master Interview – 5 Questions for: Christophe Valtaud, Cellar Master of the House of Martell, Cognac.   1- Which 3 words best describe the essence of the Martell Cognac brand? Elegance, smoothness and finesse best define our essence!       2- What are the top skills and knowledge necessary in making Martell XO cognac?…

“Southern Italy offers something different!” Often, when people think of visiting mainland Italy, it is the northern and central regions…however, for me, Southern Italy offers something different! I reminisce about the yummy taste of the best pizza and limoncello, the sunny cliffs of Costiera Amalfitana – and for those who love geography – the volcano of Mount…

Winemaker Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Lionel Gauthier, Winemaker at Domaine du Viking, Loire Valley (Vouvray), France. 1- How long have you been making wine and what do you enjoy most ? I have been making wine for decades! Our winery has been in existence for many, many years. We discovered ownership documents in…