Meet the maker: the Portuguese vintners taking natural wine back to its roots

Meet the maker: the Portuguese vintners taking natural wine back to its roots

In a small valley in central Portugal, vineyard owners Jorge Cardoso and Fernanda Rodrigues are reviving ancient wine-making traditions, favouring clay pots over barrels.

Meet the maker: the Belgian chocolatier crafting confections with an Asian twist

At the workshop in his Brussels cafe, Laurent Gerbaud is making chocolates with a difference, taking inspiration from far beyond the borders of Belgium.

Meet the maker: the Spanish family behind some of the world's best saffron

In central Spain, the Cabra have farmed some of the world's highest-quality saffron for four generations, using a meticulously hand-produced and largely unchanged approach.

Meet the makers: the Greek co-op putting traditional spoon sweets on the map

In Vizitsa, one of the Greek villages that have dotted Mount Pelion’s slopes since antiquity, the women-run Esperides Co-operative uses the region's abundant orchards to create traditional Greek spoon sweets with a secret local ingredient. 

Meet the maker: the woman behind the world's most sought-after pistachios

In Sicily, Laura Lupo makes products such as pesto and torrone from her own highly prized Bronte pistachios.

Meet the maker: the Canadian maple tree tapper

In rural Quebec, Pierre Faucher has been tapping maple sap and turning it into syrup for almost 40 years.

Meet the maker: Joris Putman, the man who produces vodka made from tulip bulbs

Former actor Joris Putman looked to his family roots in Dutch flower cultivation to create a premium vodka using only organic tulip bulbs.

Meet the makers: the couple behind Manchester Gin

Seb Heeley and Jen Wiggins have taken their gin business from their dining room to a shiny new distillery – and picked up awards along the way.

Meet the maker: the Belgian beer-brewing monk

Father Karel Stautemas and Marc-Antoine Sochon are putting a modern spin on traditional beers.