In this episode, MS Christopher Tanghe speaks with MW Nicolas Quillé, co-author with MW David Bird of Understanding Wine Technology, 4th Edition. Nicolas was born in Lyon, France, and has worked as a winemaker across the globe. He is currently the chief winemaking and operations officer for the Crimson Wine Group. In this conversation, Chris and Nicholas discuss some of the key technological developments impacting winemaking today.
This is the second installment of our two-part series on wine technology. The first episode featured Tony Cha of Alfred Technologies.
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Nicolas was born in Lyon, France. He has a master's degree in enology from University of Dijon in Burgundy, a master's degree in sparkling wine management from the University of Reims in Champagne, and an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked for wineries in Burgundy, Provence, Champagne, the Rhône Valley, the Douro Valley, Oregon, Washington, and California. Today, he is the chief winemaking and operations officer for the Crimson Wine Group, supervising six estate wineries on the US West Coast. He co-wrote the fourth edition of Understanding Wine Technology with MW David Bird.
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Great listen! On the topic of "world wines" the only premium example I have encountered thus far is the "Quantum" from Penfolds. Napa Cabernet blended with South Australian Shiraz. Had the chance to hear Peter Gago speak recently and he was very excited about the release of their new Shiraz x Bordeaux wine "Penfolds II".