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Moehr-Niggli Winery – Graubunden, Switzerland

By, Gian Carlo Casparis, Wine Tours Switzerland
 Last week I had an opportunity to talk with two third-generation winemakers – Matthias Gubler and his wife, Sina Moehr, at the Moehr-Niggli Winery in Maienfeld, Graubunden, Switzerland.
Over a glass of Mattias’ flagship Pinot Noir called “Pilgrim,” we discussed the special qualities of Swiss [...]

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Elizabeth Candelario – Biodynamics

Elizabeth Candelario is the Co-Director of Demeter USA, the non-profit certifier of Biodynamic® farms and products in the United States. She also serves as Board President for NOP accredited organic certifier Stellar Certification Services. Elizabeth joined Demeter in 2008 following a 25-year career in marketing, business development, and [...]

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Profiled Winemakers – Georges Duboeuf

With an annual production over 30 million bottles, Georges Duboeuf is an international phenomenon. Controlling more than 20% of the region’s production, Georges Duboeuf put this appellation on the map long ago. His wines are distributed in more than 120 countries, and his company, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, [...]

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Profiled Viticulturist – Dr. Konstantin Frank

Armed with a PhD in viticulture from the University of Odessa, Dr. Konstantin Frank came to New York State in 1951 ready to teach winemakers about a flaw in their growing techniques. Working in the Geneva Experiment Station at Cornell University, Frank tested his methods based on his [...]

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Profiled Person of Wine – Rudolf Steiner

“This Austrian architect, educator, literary master, and philosopher was enlisted in 1924 by a group of farmers to explore the onset of various agricultural problems. Steiner answered with a series of lectures guiding the farmers to explore what we now call organic and biodynamic farming.

Learn about more pioneering [...]

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