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VinoPeople No. 39 Dr Miguel Pessanha, Sogrape board member and oenologist – the man behind Mateus Rosé

Sogrape’s board member and oenologist Dr Miguel Pessanha – the man behind Mateus Rosé

Dr.Miguel Pessanha ©Sogrape

Dr.Miguel Pessanha ©Sogrape

The best advice I ever got: Always believe in yourself
My life motto: Be professional but make time for family, friends and hobbies
I am currently reading: A history of the world
The most-played track on my iPod: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
A wine that surprised me recently: Vintage Port from the Waterloo year 1815
My favourite newspaper/magazine: Fugas, the Saturday supplement of Portuguese daily Publico
My desert-island wine: Mateus Sparkling
If I didn’t do my current job I would be: Sailor
I most admire in people: Honesty and humility
I really detest: Arrogance
The skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have: Playing the guitar
I relax while: Sailing and cycling
I have learnt a lot from: From my grandmother Maria Emilia
My first taste of wine was: At 12, a small taste of Port and the end of a meal.
My last meal and sip will be: Oysters and a mature vintage Champagne
What do you want to show most in your wine? I like to make something that people really enjoy

 

 

VinoPeople No. 38: Christina Netzl and Zweigelt Princess of Weingut Netzl, Carnuntum, Austria

Christina Netzl of Weingut Netzl Carnuntum, Austria

Christina Netzl ©AnneinVino

Christina Netzl ©AnneinVino

The best advice I ever got: If you fall, get up, adjust your crown and get on with it.
My life motto: Everything is easier with a smile.
I am currently reading: A book on breastfeeding.
The most-played track on my iPod: Crossover violin tracks by David Garrett
A wine that surprised me recently: 2002 Conterno Barolo
My favourite newspaper/magazine: Feinschmecker, a German gourmet magazine
My desert-island wine: Our Anna-Christina, a Zweigelt, Cab Sauv and Merlot blend
If I didn’t do my current job I would be: Graphic desiger
I most admire in people: The ability to enjoy and savour life.
I really detest: Envy
The skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have: Taking things easier.
I relax while: Being with my children (2 and 4)
I have learnt a lot from: My father.
My first taste of wine was: It was so early I cannot remember but I don’t think I enjoyed it.
My last meal and sip will be: A good piece of meat grilled by my husband with a glass of our wedding wine.
What do you want to show most in your wine? Character and complexity.

VinoPeople No. 37: Dermot Sugrue of Wiston Estate and creator of cult fizz Sugrue Pierre

Dermot Sugrue, winemaker at Wiston Estate and creator of cult fizz Sugrue Pierre

Dermot-Sugrue-©AnneinVino

Dermot-Sugrue-©AnneinVino

The best advice I ever got: A winemaker once told me: drink wine like it’s gold. I still do that.
My life motto: Do different.
I am currently reading: A book on Lance Armstrong
The most-played track on my iPod: Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna
A wine that surprised me recently: Nyetimber 2003 Pinot Meunier, now almost 12 years old and still magnificent
My favourite newspaper/magazine: Noble Rot
My desert-island wine: Château Yquem 1999
If I didn’t do my current job I would be: Journalist
I most admire in people: Energy & Optimism
I really detest: Laziness & Pessimism
The skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have: Taxidermy / Cobblery / Clairvoyance
I relax while: Reading
I have learnt a lot from: My dogs
My first taste of wine was: I was v.v. young when I first tasted wine but the first I really remember was Torres Gran Coronas 1982 when I was sixteen.
My last meal and sip will be: West Coast of Ireland Crab / Puligny-Montrachet
What do you want to show most in your wine? Passion

VinoPeople No. 36: Theresa Breuer of Georg Breuer, Rheingau

Theresa Breuer of Georg Breuer, Rheingau

Theresa Breuer ©AnneinVino

Theresa Breuer ©AnneinVino

The best advice I ever got: My uncle: “Listen to yourself.”
My life motto: Try to be happy.
I am currently reading: Der Spiegel
The most-played track on my iPod: Happy by Pharrell Williams
A wine that surprised me recently: CO 2012 by Carolin Kühling-Gillot and Battenfled Spanier
My favourite newspaper/magazine: Der Spiegel
My desert-island wine: Zero dosage Blanc de Blancs Champagne
If I didn’t do my current job I would be: Pilates teacher
I most admire in people: Diversity and the fact that everyone has a fascinating story
I really detest: That people don’t manage to listen to these stories – this leads to unnecessary ignorance
The skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have: Serenity
I relax while: Climbing
I have learnt a lot from: From my father and my 7/8th grade maths teacher
My first taste of wine was: I cannot remember, it was very early. What I could not understand was that it was always called “wine” but always tasted so different.
My last meal and sip will be: Leberwurstbrot (German liver pate on bread) with Riesling
What do you want to show most in your wine? Myself