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Name: Jorge Moreira Currently: Oenologist at Quinta de la Rosa, Poeira & Real Companhia Velha Website: www.quintadelarosa.com Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? I studied Enology in the university of Tras-os Montes at Alto Douro and started working in Real Companhia Velha in…

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Name: Rodrigo Arizu Currently: CEO & Owner of Vina Alicia & Luigi Bosca Website: www.vinaalicia.com & www.luigibosca.com.ar Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? Well, first of all, we have more than 400 years in winemaking tradition, because my ancestors who are Spanish (Navarra), from…

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Name: Moritz Haidle Currently: Junior Winemaker at Weingut Karl Haidle Website: www.weingut-karl-haidle.de Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? When I was a teenager I wanted to become a car designer. I wasn’t interested in wine at all. But at the same time I…

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Name: Gareth King Currently: Viticulturist at Felton Road Website: www.feltonroad.com Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? I grew up on an orchard and farm, studied horticulture and love growing things. The opportunity to manage the vineyards at Felton Road 14 years ago was…

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Name: Mariano Garcia Currently: Winemaker at Mauro, Maurodos and Aalto Website: www.bodegasmauro.com www.aalto.es www.bodegasanroman.com Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? I was born, grew up and lived on an historical winegrowing estate called Vega Sicilia, which built my character and marked my passion…

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Name: Rod MacIvor Currently: Winemaker of Marsden Estate Website: www.marsdenestate.co.nz Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? We decided to plant grapes in 1993 after tasting Northland wines from Okahu and what was then know as Continental. Both Cindy and I have always enjoyed wine…

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Name: Philippe Debrus Currently: Winemaker for Botalcura Website: www.botalcura.cl Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? I was born in wine family in the Languedoc region. Instead of bringing the grape to the cooperative winery, my grandfather build a winery in the tractor hangar,…

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Name: Arianna Occhipinti Currently: Winemaker & Owner Website: http://www.agricolaocchipinti.it/ Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? I personally have started get involved in wine at 16-17 years old, going occasionally to visit my uncle. In the next years the desire to study viticulture and…

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Name: Francesco Marone Cinzano Currently: General Manager Website: www.coldorcia.it – Italy www.caliboro.com/ingles/francesco.htm – Chile Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? I was born in the wine industry. Seeing my name on bottles of Vermouth and sparkling wines was part of my childhood. Eventually…

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Name: Gunther Schultz Currently: Winemaker at Tamboerskloof Website: www.kleinood.com/wines/ Questions: Please, tell us about how you got into wine, the wine industry and how your career developed? I am from a family of 5 boys. My father was a school headmaster and his field of expertise was Botany – 4 of us 5 became involved in…

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