John Stimpfig

Krug appoints new CEO

The new CEO of Krug Champagne, Margareth Henriquez, will take up her post in January.

Auction action

2006 was a record year in the salerooms. John Stimpfig goes behind the scenes at the wine auctions and finds out where the real power lies

The family way

Jean-Philippe Delmas is keeping up with family tradition by taking over the management of Château Haut-Brion – and he’s keen to carry on where his father left off, as well…

Tenuta San Guido – Decanter interview

Having launched a legend, Sassicaia founder Nicolò Incisa della Rochetta is retreating to the background as his stepson, Dottore Sebastiano Rosa, comes to the fore. By JOHN STIMPFIG.

Strictly Private – Interview with Grant Burge

Grant Burge experienced ‘bitter failure’ with the sale of Krondorf Winery in the 1980s. Now he’s convinced the only way to build a premium wine company is to take the…

An interview with Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle

She has used French techniques to produce a very Chilean wine and, in a few, short years, established Casa Lapostolle as one of the foremost Chilean producers. JOHN STIMPFIG meets…

Haciendas de España

Victor Redonda Sierra, founder of wine group Haciendas de España, plans to transform Spanish wine tourism. JOHN STIMPFIG visits two of his winery hotels housed in beautiful haciendas

Michel Rolland -the Decanter Interview

With a staggering 100 or so clients in 12 different countries, Michel Rolland is the world’s best-known winemaker. JOHN STIMPFIG travelled with Rolland in Bordeaux and Chile, to find out…


Last year, John Stimpfig spent a week shadowing the renowned Michel Rolland around harvest time in Chile and Bordeaux. He describes a typical 24 hours a day in the life…

Chilean Hero

Eduardo Chadwick couldn't be more proud of Chile's wines, and is heading a drive to further improve his home country's winemaking, and gain recognition in the UK. JOHN STIMPFIG meets…


The annual Oxbridge wine tasting competition reached a milestone this year with the 50th clash between the two universities. JOHN STIMPFIG was there to celebrate the half-century