Frank Cornelissen 2013 Vintage: Experience Culture by the Glass

Frank Cornelissen 2013 Vintage: Experience Culture by the Glass

In a recent feature from International Wine Report on Frank Cornelissen’s 2013 vintage (read it here), Frank describes his grapes as “cultivated by man in harmony with Nature” and wine as “an expression of culture where man plays an important role in transforming and...
Cooking with Nikolaihof

Cooking with Nikolaihof

The Wachau Valley is arguably one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube’s traverse of Austria. Settled since prehistoric times, the architectural elegance of its ancient monasteries, castles and ruins meshes effortlessly with the urban fabric of its towns and...
Giulio Armani: Bottling Limestone in Piacenza

Giulio Armani: Bottling Limestone in Piacenza

We recently caught up with natural wine-maker Giulio Armani and had a chance to ask him about his wines, wine-making techniques, and his very special limestone vineyards high up in the hills of Piacenza.  The interview is below. Sedimentary: Why did you decide to make...

A Special Kind of Place: An Interview with Agricola Aurora

Aurora is a very special place.  It is special not just for its wine – but for its basic idea, its community of people, its commitment to nature, and its location along the Contrada Ciafone in the Marche.  Aurora is a way of life. Aurora was started in 1979 by a...