Our Italian specialist is usually animated, gossipy and hugely entertaining. But here in Hartmann Donà’s Schiava vineyard in Alto Adige he seems to have gone all serious … For more about Walter, see here.
Our American columnist kindly filmed two messages: one inspired by the terrible fire damage to Napa Valley in September 2020, which can be found on our YouTube page, and this one, a real taste of the Bay Area where he lives. For more about Alder, see here.
We’re thrilled to have Catalan-speaker Ferran Adrià’s wine man as our special correspondent on all things Spanish. He is hugely popular in Spain too. Here he adds a little toast from the González Byass team in Jerez to his contribution from the elBulli workshop in Barcelona. For more about Ferran C, see here.
It’s worth adding that soon after Max filmed this poignant message from his favourite wine bar, Melbourne and the state of Victoria were finally opened up again post-COVID restrictions. For more about Max, see here.
It seems hugely appropriate that Tim sends his message from beside a stretch of the Thames so favoured by oarsmen. He has been a cox in his time, as well as a marathon runner and mountain biker. For more about Tim, see here.