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

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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