Skinny Dipping – Maria & Sepp Muster Erde & Gräfin 2013

In the vertiginous landscape of Südsteiermark, near Austria’s Slovenian border, Maria & Sepp Muster have led the revolution for biodynamic farming, minimal intervention and notably for long skin maceration ‘orange’ wines. The delicate Countess, ‘Gräfin’, and concentrated and earthy ‘Erde’, offer kaleidoscopic expressions of environment and terroir; vibrant and unique.

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Sugrue Pierre ‘The Trouble With Dreams’ 2013

Long the young pretender, English Sparkling Wine has battled through the turbulent years of adolescence and is now beginning its journey into adulthood, now slowly garnering some tentative respect amongst the establishment of Champagne. For Dermot Sugrue, a key protagonist in this movement, childhood dreams have been realised, now the winemaker at Wiston Estate, his wines are critically acclaimed, including his own project ‘The Trouble With Dreams’.

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