NEWSLETTER • ISSUE 35 • JUNE 2021
Beyond Hero Worship of Grape Varieties: Brian McClintic on Revisioning Terroir
|Brian McClintic is a Master Sommelier and a star of the feature-length documentary film trilogy SOMM, SOMM: Into the Bottle, and SOMM3. In this feature interview McClintic questions traditional viewpoints on terroir, asking if the real question should not be how we interpret terroir but how terroir interprets us?|
Advini’s Jean-Pierre Durand on Terroir: a touchstone for emotions and all that makes wine unique
Among his many duties, Jean-Pierre oversees Advini’s Strategic Marketing and Communications Department along with the Sustainable Development Division. We ask for his insights on the concept of terroir.
Remember When…. This Month in ASI History
How can we approach the month of June without mentioning the creation of the International Association of Sommeliers? Indeed, it was on 3 June 1969 that the birth certificate of ASI was signed. Giuseppe Vaccarini had the privilege to experience these unique moments first-hand at Piper-Heidsieck in Reims.
Vladimir Kosenko wins title of Best Sommelier of Russia.
New Zealand Sommelier Association Announces Competition Dates
Norway Crowns New Sommelier Champion: Henrik Dahl Jahnsen
Torres Family: New exponent of the project for the recovery of ancestral varietals
After more than 30 years recovering ancestral varietals, we have managed to identify small oenological gems capable of adapting to climate change. It is exciting when, finally, after so many years studying and getting to know these varietals little by little, we manage to materialize them in wines that reach the consumer, beyond experimentation
Advini: Showcasing two decades of Ken Forrest FMC
With the 2000 maiden vintage of the Ken Forrester FMC, pioneering winemaker Ken Forrester was committed to producing the pinnacle of what he considers to be the finest expression of this variety – an iconic Chenin Blanc and a challenge to the world. The newly released 2019 vintage is the 20th of the Ken Forrester FMC.
Graham’s releases 1974 Single Harvest Tawny Port dating back to Portugal’s Carnation Revolution
Paying tribute to the successive cellar masters, coopers and tasters that have accompanied its ageing for almost half a century, Graham’s 1974 Single Harvest Tawny Port will be released as one of the three rare wines in The Cellar Master’s Trilogy collection.
California Wines: Capstone California brings Golden State insights to the world
In partnership with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein and Full Circle Wine Solutions, California Wines announces Capstone California, a comprehensive platform for studying California wines. The definitive resource on California wine designed by and for wine professionals, Capstone California provides an in-depth understanding of wines from the Golden State.