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September 22 Winemaker

When Tuscany Meets North Cantebury

Sometimes it’s a struggle to know where to start when painting a picture of an award-winning vineyard. Maybe we could begin with the outstanding restaurant – if you’re picky about what you eat with your wine, you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss lunch.

September 15 Winemaker

How to Inspire the Winemaking Process

There are two things to get clear when talking about the Brown Brothers.

The first is that there are many Browns, not just the brothers. The second is that there is a tradition here – but they don't want to be known as traditional.

September 15 Distillers

The Spirit of a Sustainable Island

Once you get your head around it, it’s a simple concept, right? Any well-meaning individual who had even a shred of morality would tip over the fence when thinking about the sustainability of the earth. Little do you know, sustainability is complicated. However, there are people out there toiling away at the complicated formulas and nightmarish logistics so that by the time you get the product, it’s deceivingly simple.

September 09 Tea Producers

The No Tea Bag Policy at Yumchaa

How do you think they did it hundreds of years ago? They certainly weren't tentatively dipping their tea bags into boiling water, their only concern that the tea remains separate from the liquid. I can most certainly confirm that instead, they were guzzling tea leaves left and right – trust us, it doesn't take long to get used to the idea, either.

September 08 Coffee Producers

What’s a Fair Trade for Excellent Coffee?

Meet a company that didn't just utilize fair trade because they thought it was ‘trendy.' No no no. In fact, they couldn’t have possibly done it for this reason because they were the ones that introduced fair trade to the coffee industry. So they did it to get closer to the source and get you guilt-tripping the next time you throw caution to the wind and decide to support someone who doesn't do fair trade coffee.

September 02 Distillers

The Distillery in the Snow

Breckenridge is somewhere you've either been, or you haven't. If you have, you'll know what I'm getting at with these ski allegories. If you haven't, and you enjoy the occasional day on the slopes ending with a stiff drink, then you'll want to go – yesterday.

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