Ten must-meet winery principals – Feb. 21, 2015

By Anthony Gismondi

While Australia will have a large presence in Vancouver this week there will be many other countries represented inside the international tasting room and each of them with a winery principal pouring his or her wine all week.

We know you will explore the room from one end to the other but we would like to point out 10 individuals that should be on your stop-by-the-booth-and-meet list.

Remember this is your big chance to meet the person who makes the wine or owns the winery a�� always a useful thing if you are planning on travelling to the winery for a future visit.

http://bratislavahog.sk/nezaradene/treatment-of-uti-while-on-coumadin/ Dlynn ProctorA�is always entertaining a�� think Texas meets Australia. You may recognize him from the movie SOMM or as Wine & Spirits Magazine sommelier of the year in 2008.

You will find Proctor pouring an assortment of Penfolds wines, as he now works as the Australian labela��s American wine ambassador. Ask him why they refer to Bin 389 Shiraz as a�?Baby Grangea��.

Winery director and export managerA�Ivica Kovacevic buy plavix 75mg A�makes Croatiaa��s debut at the festival pouring the wines of Stina winery from the island of Brac in Dalmatia. Kovacevic is also the chairman of wines of Dalmatia and president of Wines of Croatia a�� Mosaic Wines. I can hear the questions now: Where can we stay? How do I get there? And then there are the grapes: Plavac Mali, PoA?ip and Vugava.

Jonathon Hesketh,A�owner and principal debt holder of The Hesketh Wine Company will bring some of his single vineyard South Australian wines to Vancouver. Each wine is either made from a single vineyard or sourced from a small selection of specific vineyards in Coonawarra and the Barossa Valley and the style is based on balance, complexity and drinkability. Dona��t miss the dry-farmed Wild at Heart RosA�.

The festival is a great chance to catch up with the effusiveA� buy clonotril online cheap pills Pascal Madevon,A�vineyard manager and winemaker at Culmina Family Estate Winery. A classically-trained French (Bordeaux) viticulturalist and winemaker, Madevon made his mark at Osoyoos Larose before moving north a few kilometres to work for the Triggs family. Culmina is just blooming as a winery after close to a decade of work. Drop by and check out the latest two vintages of the flagship red Culmina. (Thata��s pronounced Cull-MA-na)

What can you say about the straight shooting, hilariously frankA�Jane Ferrari, ambassador/winemaker at Yalumba Wines. Ferrari has travelled the world speaking about Australian wine, Yalumba history and famed winemaker Louisa Rosea��s sensational wines. In her spare time, which isna��t much, Ferrari makes olive oil in the Barossa and she is the custodian of a treasured gum-studded block of Barossa land. The Scribbler, The Strapper, Patchwork; I can think of no better person to tell the story of these wines.

MicrobiologistA�Joel PetersonA�returns to Vancouver to talk zinfandel. The founder of Ravenswood back in 1976 is often referred to as the Godfather of Zin and he of the a�?no wimpy winesa�? logo is still happy to talk zinfandel. Petersen is a founding member of Zinfandel Advocates and Producers and he will pour four zinfandels at the festival, including the Ravenswood Single Vineyard Designates from Sonoma County: Teldeschi and Barricia.

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