i don't know how many of you are familiar with the work of Ray and Eleanor Heald. They write for the Quarterly Review, Vineyard and Winery Management, and now for Appellation America. their most recent interview is at:
http://wine.appellationamerica.com/wine ... rview.html
the Healds are judges at the Michigan Wine and Spirits Competition, so they know the wines and the people. they are among the most serious, educated and informed people in the industy IMO.