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Oddbins Winemakers

Who are the winemakers behind some of the deliciousness in our shops? What are their interests? What music do they listen to? Do they have animals and children running around the vineyard? What drives them on and what really does their head in? Have they had a passion to make wine since they were a twinkle in their father’s eye, or did they fall into it? We often wonder about the people behind the bottles and we’ve discovered that you’re pretty curious yourselves.

We have, therefore, been posing slightly ridiculous questions to producers the world over to get the inside story and, to our delight, they are an eclectic, colourful bunch and no two answers are the same. There are vineyard pets including a herd of Charolais cattle, a winemaker who would’ve been Playboy founder Hugh Hefner in another life and winery music from Bjork to Tango to children practicing guitar.

So, without further ado, come and meet the winemakers…

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  1. Dry Riesling Bergrettung Trocken Mosel 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Dry Riesling Bergrettung Trocken Mosel 2017

    £17.50

    £17.50

    This wine has a fantastic story. It comes from a collaboration between 10 wineries to save historic vineyards in particularly steep sites in Germany's beautiful Mosel Valley. The group's name, Bergrettung, takes its name from Berg (= mountain) and Rettung (= rescue). This vintage was made at the Staffelter Hof winery, whose owners trace back directly to Carl the Great and who founded Bergrettung. The wine? Impressively pure and super concentrated, this essentially dry Riesling balances pronounced wet slate minerality, with a zesty, acidic core and fantastic lime, mango and white peach fruit.

  2. Gemma Barolo Nebbiolo Italian Red Wine 2015

    Gemma Barolo 2015

    £23.00

    £23.00

    'Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey, ooh, the more I get of you the stranger it feels, yeah'. Seal was probably referring to his lady friend Heidi Klum, but he may as well have been waxing lyrical about the Gemma Barolo for all we know.

    Because this cracking northern Italian wine has a poetic, beauty that speaks of dew-covered, headily fragrant roses on a cool grey morning, as well as fresh raspberries and deeper layers of ripe, spiced fruit.

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