Italian Wine Podcast

Italian Wine Podcast

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The Italian Wine Podcast began as a storytelling project dedicated to the Italian wine world. It started in March 2017 in the lead-up to major Italian wine events: OperaWine and Vinitaly, and has since become an award-winning show, recognized as one of the most frequently listened-to wine podcasts out there. Italy has more native grape varieties concentrated within its borders than any other country in the world, and Italian wine and grape diversity is a story worth telling. Meanwhile, the popularity of Italian wine continues to grow on an international scale, so, despite our name, our shows are equally geared towards the international wine community. The Italian Wine Podcast aims to inform, educate, and entertain fans through engaging conversations with producers, experts, and personalities of the Italian and international wine scene.

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Ep. 1037 Ciro Pirone Interviews Salvatore Avallone | Clubhouse Ambassador's Corner

Welcome to Episode 1037 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Ciro Pirone interviews Salvatore Avallone. These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast! Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick? About about today’s guest host: He is the Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, and a Vinitaly Italian Wine Ambassador. He grew up in Italy and has worked and travelled in England, Italy and the US. He has been based in the US since 1999 and completed his wine studies at Boston University, International Sommelier Guild, WSET, Wine Scholar Guild and North American Sommelier Association. To learn more visit: @divinoboston (Instagram) @vinofilosofia (Twitter) Ciro Pirone About today’s guest producer: Salvatore Avallone’s father created Villa Matilde in the 1960’s after spending over 10 years of painstaking research to locate and identify the few remaining grape vines of the original strain that made the famous Falernum wine of Roman times. His father, Francesco Paolo, was a lawyer, a lifelong student of the Roman Empire and a professor of Roman Law at the University of Naples. He and his friends from the Dept of Agriculture at the University of Naples conducted an “ampelographical” study of the vines in all the small farms in the Caserta region where the famed Falernum wines had been grown. But the phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800’s had wiped out the vines – all but a very few. The friends discovered 15 vines – 10 red (Aglianico and Piedirosso) and 5 white (Falanghina). With this small but precious start, the Avallone family embarked on a journey to create a modern expression of the greatest wine of ancient Rome, the Falerno del Massico. If you want to learn more visit: https://www.villamatilde.it/ More about the moderator Stevie Kim: Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To find out more about Stevie Kim visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: https://vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/

1h 0m
Aug 11
Ep. 1036 Amanda Gunville | Voices

Welcome to Episode 1036 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Amanda Gunville of Wander + Ivy, in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast. More about today’s guest: Amanda Gunville Founded Wander + Ivy in April 2017. It is proud to offer an elevated single-serve wine experience that combines the exquisite taste and terroir of organic wines from award-winning producers with convenient, premium packaging and a deep-seated commitment to helping charitable organizations feed those in need. Each bottle of Wander + Ivy is a convenient 6.3oz serving (1/4 of a traditional bottle of wine) of premium wine made with certified organic grapes and packaged in an elegant, easy-to-open glass bottle. Wander + Ivy’s varietals include a California Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, a French Rosé, a Spanish Red Blend, and an Italian White Wine. Amanda Gunville is a seasoned entrepreneur and business consultant focused on businesses that have developed proprietary and innovative technologies/products. Following her Venture Capital-focused MBA at Notre Dame, Amanda worked in Private Equity. The opportunity to work with several of the portfolio companies led to a consulting practice where she has consulted for companies in oil & gas, medical software, FX trading, hospitality, manufacturing, banking and sports management. Throughout the past 10 years, Amanda has started and run several businesses including Prime Athletes (Sports Management & Marketing), Prime Experiences (Event Management) and Impact Beverage (Beverage Manufacturing). Amanda has always been passionate about wine and obtained her Sommelier Certification Level II. When the opportunity to invest in Wander + Ivy was presented, she was very excited about the company. She and her family not only invested in the company, but she also joined as COO + CMO of the company. The opportunity to take all of her previous experience and couple it with her passion has been a dream come true. To learn more visit: Website: www.wanderandivy.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wanderandivy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wanderandivy Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wander-ivy/ About today’s Host: Cynthia Chaplin is a VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with FIS and the WSA, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, she’s lived in Europe since 1990. Italian wine, in particular rosé, is her passion. She works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, a judge at international wine and sake competitions, she consults with restaurants and enotecas developing comprehensive wine lists and food pairings, and she advises clients who want to curate an Italian wine collection. She currently works for Vinitaly International in Verona as a Project Manager, Educator, and the host of VOICES Series on The Italian Wine Podcast, focusing on diversity and inclusion in the global wine industry. To learn more visit: Facebook: Italian Wines in English Instagram: kiss_my_glassx Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

35m
Aug 10
Ep. 1035 Elisa Rialland | Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon

Welcome to Episode 1035 Marc Millon interviews Elise Rialland of Casale del Giglio in this episode of Wine, Food & Travel with Marc Millon on the Italian Wine Podcast. More about today’s winery: Casale del Giglio has always been motivated by the desire to produce top quality, fairly-priced wines in a swathe of land, the Agro Pontino, little known until recently for its viticutural potential. The aim of the experimentation programme, conducted in 1985 on 180 acres of vineyard, has been, and still is, twofold: first to favour those cultivars which, by their nature and through targeted management, have proved to interact most successfully with the soil and climate of the territory; second to rediscover and restore the status of native vines once thought to be obsolete, such as Biancolella di Ponza, Bellone di Anzio, Cesanese di Olevano Romano and Pecorino di Accumoli. To learn more visit: Website: www.casaledelgiglio.it Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casaledelgiglio/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CasaledelGiglioVini/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CasaleGiglio More about the host Marc Millon: Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England To learn more visit: quaypress.uk/ marcmillon.co.uk vino.co.uk quaypress.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marc-millon-50868624 Twitter: @Marc_Millon Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

27m
Aug 09
Ep. 1034 Stephanie Cuadra | Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People

Welcome to Episode 1034 Steve Raye interviews Stephanie Cuadra of Terrestoria Wine Imports and Co-Owner of Lasorte Cuadra Winery, in this installment of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People on the Italian Wine Podcast. About today’s guest: A native of Pasadena, California, Stephanie Cuadra is a longtime resident of Italy whose passion for niche products, lesser-known viticultural zones and rare grape varieties led to the creation of TERRESTORIA WINE IMPORTS in 2016. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Terrestoria sources small-batch varietal wines from Italy and Spain. Stephanie is also co-founder of LASORTE CUADRA in Puglia’s Valle d’Itria, where she and husband Roberto Lasorte collaborate with generational farmers and a local wine co-operative in the production of SILOS, an artisanal field blend of indigenous white varieties whose debut vintage was released in 2021. To learn more visit: Website: www.terrestoria.com Instagram: @terrestoria Facebook: facebook.com/terrestoriawines Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/stephaniecuadra More about the host Steve Raye: Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” - but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready! To learn more visit: Website: www.bevologyinc.com/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

36m
Aug 08
Ep. 1033 Darren Oemcke | Uncorked

Welcome to episode 1033 in which host Polly Hammond interviews Darren Oemke, this week on Uncorked. Today, I am excited to interview a friend and one of the smartest fellas working in wine, Darren Oemcke. A straight-shooting Australian, Darren has experience in all walks of the wine world: engineering, production, technology, marketing, mentoring, teaching, whew…and in his spare time, he still manages to catch a few waves. In this episode, we settle in for a good ol’ Antipodean chat about what we love in wine, what we’d loved to see change, and even what we can learn from the surfing community. Let’s get into it! More about today’s guest: Dr. Darren Oemcke is the co-founder of Hydra Consulting. Hydra works with businesses of any size to build capacity through process improvements, integration of technology and building customer relationships. Darren’s PhD in engineering gives him a unique look at business process that helps Hydra’s clients achieve remarkable results. When he’s not helping businesses reshape themselves, you’ll find Darren surfing any break he can find. As the president of Surfing South Australia, he’s committed to ensuring the future of surfing through events, competitions and education. In 2021 Darren was appointed as an independent chair of Riverland Wine, writes for Australian Wine Business magazine, consults to large and small wine businesses, start-ups and incubator/accelerator programmes, and speaks globally on everything from tech to sustainability to building better business. To learn more visit: https://hydraconsulting.com.au/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoemcke/ https://twitter.com/darrenoemcke https://twitter.com/fomentaus More about the host: Polly is Founder and CEO of 5forests. She splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and Napa, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s wine businesses. She’s an advisor to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, host of Uncorked with the Italian Wine Podcast, cohost of the Real Business of Wine with Robert Joseph, and, occasionally, a knitter. Polly is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned degrees in International Relations and French. Those studies led to a deep and abiding love affair with behavioral Economics, and her wine work is based on insights into all the crazy and irrational reasons consumers engage with brands. With over 20 years’ experience in growing successful companies, Polly knows first-hand the challenges faced by independent businesses. She approaches each client experience with empathy and understanding for what it takes to adapt and thrive in the real world. To learn more visit: Twitter: @mme_hammond Instagram: @5forests website: https://5forests.com/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

1h 4m
Aug 07
Ep. 1032 Blandine De Brier Manoncourt | On The Road Edition

Welcome to episode 1032, another installment of 'On The Road Edition', hosted by Stevie Kim. Today she is at the Villa Ca Vendri Estate in Verona, speaking with owner Blandine DeBrier Manoncourt. More about today’s winery: Blandine De Brier Manoncourt is the owner of the prestigious Château-Figeac winery, which has been in her family since 1892. The winery is located in the heart of the Saint-Emilion area in the Bordeaux region, spanning 54 hectares, the entire estate has “Premier Grand Cru Classé’’, though nearly a quarter is left unplanted with vines in order to preserve a high-quality living environment and an overall natural balance. In all these years Château-Figeac has always been committed to promoting and growing the prestige and reputation of the region. To learn more visit: https://www.chateau-figeac.com/la-terre-chateau-figeac/ More about the host: Stevie Kim hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To learn more visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

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Aug 06
Ep. 1029 Scienza In The Mensa Pizza & Vine & Prejudice | #everybodyneedsabitofscienza

Welcome to Episode 1029, a special #everybodyneedsabitofscienza! This is one of several episodes we like to sporadically add to the lineup. Today Stevie will be chatting to the Professore about his new book Vine & Prejudice (whilst tasting wines and eating copious amounts of pizza – ofcourse!) This episode also features Richard Hough, the translator of this book, giving his opinions on this new and essential piece of wine writing! If you want to learn more about the Professore: The one who checks all the facts and regulates when we mistakenly type "Verdicchio" in place of "Vermentino.” Attilio Scienza is a full professor at the University of Milan in the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences where he teaches courses on genetic improvements to the vine; he also teaches Viticulture in the Master’s program of the University of Turin in Asti. He has been the lead for many national research projects in the field of physiology, agricultural techniques, and vine genetics. As the author of over 350 publications on vine and viticulture in national and international journals, you can bet he knows his stuff! To find out more about Attilio Scienza visit: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/via-faqs/ winenews.it/en/an-italian-profe…l-be-one-of_307764/ If you want to learn more about Stevie Kim, the Scienza wrangler: Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To find out more about Stevie Kim visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

14m
Aug 05
Ep. 1031 Map 28 North Italy West | Jumbo Shrimp Maps

Welcome to Episode 1031 The Jumbo Shrimp Maps Series. Today we are going to talk about Map 28 North West Italy. About the Series: We have specially created this free content for all our listeners who are studying for wine exams. Since Stevie Kim discovered Rosie Baker’s hand drawn maps on Instagram, our in house editorial and graphics team has been working on this project, and now the maps are available to purchase in Beta form, while they undergo the final proofing and editing by our Expert Advisory Board. It’s a 3 layered project, because we know everyone learns differently. We now offer the complete box set of 39 maps, this series of podcasts with the maps narrated by our crack team of wine educators, and finally the Study Guide Book which will be publish later this year. Our map project is in no way a substitute for the material set out by other educational organisations, but we hope all the Wine Students out there will find our map project a new, exciting and useful tool for learning. To purchase the Beta version box set of maps, please visit mammajumboshrimp.com To find out more about Mamma Jumbo Shrimp and how to buy the Maps visit: www.mammajumboshrimp.com More about today’s narrator: Erin DeMara is a twenty-nine-year professional of the wine and restaurant industries. Currently in his seventh year with 1821 Fine Wine and Spirits, an Italian-focused importer, he manages the portfolio of 100+ wines and spirits within Florida, USA. Erin is a Certified Wine Educator by the Society of Wine Educators and an Italian Wine Ambassador and Educator by VinItaly International Academy – the only wine professional in America to hold both titles. He is also a Certified Spirits Specialist, a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, and an awarded member of the Guild of Sommeliers To learn more visit: Website www.1821fws.com Instagram wineknowfl Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

16m
Aug 05
Ep. 1030 Map 27 Italy Overview | Jumbo Shrimp Maps

Welcome to Episode 1030 The Jumbo Shrimp Maps Series. Today we are going to talk about Map 27, an overall overview of Italy. About the Series: We have specially created this free content for all our listeners who are studying for wine exams. Since Stevie Kim discovered Rosie Baker’s hand drawn maps on Instagram, our in house editorial and graphics team has been working on this project, and now the maps are available to purchase in Beta form, while they undergo the final proofing and editing by our Expert Advisory Board. It’s a 3 layered project, because we know everyone learns differently. We now offer the complete box set of 39 maps, this series of podcasts with the maps narrated by our crack team of wine educators, and finally the Study Guide Book which will be publish later this year. Our map project is in no way a substitute for the material set out by other educational organisations, but we hope all the Wine Students out there will find our map project a new, exciting and useful tool for learning. To purchase the Beta version box set of maps, please visit mammajumboshrimp.com To find out more about Mamma Jumbo Shrimp and how to buy the Maps visit: www.mammajumboshrimp.com More about today’s narrator: Erin DeMara is a twenty-nine-year professional of the wine and restaurant industries. Currently in his seventh year with 1821 Fine Wine and Spirits, an Italian-focused importer, he manages the portfolio of 100+ wines and spirits within Florida, USA. Erin is a Certified Wine Educator by the Society of Wine Educators and an Italian Wine Ambassador and Educator by VinItaly International Academy – the only wine professional in America to hold both titles. He is also a Certified Spirits Specialist, a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, and an awarded member of the Guild of Sommeliers To learn more visit: Website www.1821fws.com Instagram wineknowfl Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

19m
Aug 05
Ep. 1028 Action Not Perfection...Internalizing Climate Change | Wine2Wine Recorded Sessions

Welcome to Episode 1028; Action not perfection the business sense of internalizing Climate Change Welcome to Wine2Wine Business Forum 2021 Series. More about today’s speaker: Riccardo Pasqua, 43, took over the role of CEO at the end of 2015. Riccardo began his career with Pasqua in2007 and in 2014 was appointed Sales Director, a role that he is still involved with today. He was head of business in the United States before being nominated to lead the company. To find out more visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pasquawinesitaly Instagram: @riccardo.pasqua @pasquawines Twitter: @ny_pasqua @pasquawinery Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riccardo-pasqua-5a7b1443/ More about today’s Speaker: Marta Mendonca has built most of her career in Marketing & Sales, having worked with various brands, countries, industries and companies. In the years prior to joining Porto Protocol, Marta built her own brand and consultancy project, through which she took sustainability and climate advocacy to schools, events and companies, promoting awareness and encouraging change. Since 2019 Marta has been managing The Porto Protocol Foundation, building a collaborative network of change makers and an open platform of climate solutions, with the purpose of accelerating the response of the wine industry to the climate emergency. To find out more visit: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martamendonca/ To find out more about today’s Speaker: Michele Manelli was born in Sassuolo (northern Italy, close to Modena), raised in Paris and is living in Tuscany since more than twenty years. As a vintner in Montepulciano, he founded and developed Salcheto, a wine producing operation, as a model of sustainable efficiency, firmly convinced that businesses in general are the key actors for a new social progress. Over the last decade he has been directly engaged in promoting projects of research, development and wine value-chain lobbying oriented to sustainability, such as the “Charter of Montepulciano for the Wine Carbon Footprint (2010) or the “Forum for Wine Sustainabilty (2013-2015), for which he acted as co-founder and author of the “2014 Report on Sustainability. To find out more visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salcheto Instagram: @salcheto Twitter: @salchetowinery More about today’s Speaker: Nick Breeze is a British journalist currently based in Italy reporting on wine and climate change. He writes for his own wine blog, Secret Sommelier, as well The Ecologist and, more recently, GENN.cc. In 2011 he began a filmed series of interviews with internationally renowned scientists and climate experts. In 2017 he cofounded the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series inviting leading experts to give lectures at the University of Cambridge. Over the last decade Nick has interviewed hundreds of climate experts and winemakers and documented the convergence of the two subjects as they entered mainstream discourse. To find out more: Instagram: @nickgbreeze Twitter: @nickgbreeze LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickgbreeze/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, cin cin!

45m
Aug 04
Ep. 1027 Cynthia Chaplin Interviews Ilona Thun | Clubhouse Ambassador's Corner

Welcome to Episode 1027 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Cynthia Chaplin interviews Ilona Thun. These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast! Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick? About about today’s guest host: Cynthia Chaplin is a VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with FIS and the WSA, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, she’s lived in Europe since 1990. Italian wine, in particular rosé, is her passion. She works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, a judge at international wine and sake competitions, she consults with restaurants and enotecas developing comprehensive wine lists and food pairings, and she advises clients who want to curate an Italian wine collection. She currently works for Vinitaly International in Verona as a Project Manager, Educator, and the host of VOICES Series on The Italian Wine Podcast, focusing on diversity and inclusion in the global wine industry. To learn more visit: Facebook: Italian Wines in English Instagram: kiss_my_glassx Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-chaplin-190647179/ About today’s guest producer: The Conti Thun winery is in Valtènesi, on the western shore of the Lake Garda wine region, in the Brescia area of Lombardy. The Conti Thun winery is owned by husband and wife Vittorio and Ilona, but it's Ilona who is the driving force. Conti Thun focuses on two local grapes, groppello and marzemino, with a bit of barbera and sangiovese in there, as well as some international style whites with riesling and sauvignon blanc. They make outstanding rosé with the blend, as well as a sparkling brut rosé. Conti Thun demonstrates huge respect for nature and eco sustainability. Their vineyard is becoming a center in the Valtènesi community for culture -- they are doing yoga in the vineyard, high end winery experiences, vineyard picnics, family friendly days, all incredibly well curated. Thy are bringing the little known Valtènesi area in the Lake Garda wine region to the world. Vittorio and Ilona are two energetic, young, ambitious producers. If you want to learn more visit: https://www.contithun.com/collections/prodotti More about the moderator Stevie Kim: Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To find out more about Stevie Kim visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: https://vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/

42m
Aug 04
Ep. 1026 Rachel Adams | Voices

Welcome to Episode 1026 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Rachel Adams, in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast. More about today’s guest: Rachel Adams is the Founder and Executive Director of Assemblage, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Oregon’s Willamette Valley that works to address disparities tied to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability in the global wine industry. Rachel was recognized among Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in 2020. Before founding Assemblage in 2019, Rachel worked for over a decade contributing to some of the Willamette Valley’s top winery sales and marketing teams including REX HILL and A to Z Wineworks, Bethel Heights Vineyard, and Lingua Franca. A passionate advocate for a more diverse and inclusive wine industry, Rachel has presented the Assemblage approach to DE&I to audiences in Portland, Seattle, and New York and infuses those methods into her work as Director at Play Nice PR, a Portland-based public relations agency representing independent food and wine businesses. To learn more visit: Website: assemblagesymposium.com Instagram: @assemblagesymposium / @radamsuo Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-adams-46b55637/ About today’s Host: Cynthia Chaplin is a Vinitaly International Academy certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with Fondazione Italiana Sommelier, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, Cynthia moved to Europe in 1990 where she has lived in Spain, Belgium, England and Italy. She chose to center her career in Rome and immerse herself in the Italian wine sector, which is her passion. She has taught university students and expats, works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, translator, and a judge at international wine and sake competitions. She consults with restaurants and enotecas assisting in the development of comprehensive wine lists and excellent food pairings, as well as advising private clients who want to develop a comprehensive Italian wine collection. She lives with her British photographer husband on the shore of Lake Bracciano, north of Rome, where they share their beautiful garden with one massive grapevine, two border collies and an arrogant diva cat. To learn more visit: Facebook: Italian Wines in English Instagram: kiss_my_glassx Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-chaplin-190647179/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

36m
Aug 03
Ep. 1025 Michael Garner | Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon

Welcome to Episode 1025 Marc Millon interviews Michael Garner in this episode of Wine, Food & Travel with Marc Millon on the Italian Wine Podcast. This is part of a special sub series in which Marc interviews the winners and the contributors of the competition in the coming weeks! More about today’s guest: Michael Garner has worked in the wine business for more than 30 years and has specialised in Italian Wine for nearly 25 years. He is the co-author of Barolo: Tar and Roses, is a regular contributor to Decanter and has taught for the WSET. He lives in rural Devon with his family and two large Briard dogs. To learn more visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-garner-5ba45aa/?originalSubdomain=uk More about the host Marc Millon: Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England To learn more visit: quaypress.uk/ marcmillon.co.uk vino.co.uk quaypress.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marc-millon-50868624 Twitter: @Marc_Millon Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

27m
Aug 02
Ep. 1024 Wolfgang Klotz | Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People

Welcome to Episode 1024 Steve Raye interviews Wolfgang Klotz of Cantina Tramin in this installment of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People on the Italian Wine Podcast. About today’s winery: In a time without prospects for many South Tyrolean winegrowers, Christian Schrott, pastor of Tramin and later member of parliament in Vienna, founded their cooperative in 1898 to secure the future of many small local winegrowers. Thanks to the strength of this connection, the Tramin winery has developed over time into one of the most established cooperatives in the region and a model recognized worldwide. Today they are 160 winegrowing families and work a total of around 270 hectares. Every single bottle stands for their life’s work philosophy: a sense of duty, commitment, confidence and creativity. In 1971, the Tramin winery merged with the Neumarkt cooperative, founded in 1893. This connection brings together in a single cooperative a rich heritage of traditions and vineyards, including the prestigious Pinot Noir vineyards of Mazzon and Glen. Under the leadership of our new cellar master, Willi Stürz, the trend towards rigorous quality thinking is completed in the 90s: the selection line (consisting today of Nussbaumer, Terminum, Unterebner, Stoan, Freisinger, Maglen, Urban and Loam) sees the light of day . These wines are the result of a selection from our best vineyards and symbolize what we do to the highest degree. In 2010 the conversion of the winery was completed. The sculptural building, a project by the South Tyrolean architect Werner Tscholl, will become Tramin's landmark. To learn more visit: https://cantinatramin.it/de/ein-traum/das-projekt-genossenschaft/ More about the host Steve Raye: Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” - but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready! To learn more visit: Website: www.bevologyinc.com/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

35m
Aug 01
Ep. 1023 Oli Purnell | Uncorked

Welcome to episode 1023 in which host Polly Hammond interviews Oli Purnell, this week on Uncorked. In this episode, we’re joined by Oli Purnell, co-founder of The Copper Crew canned wine company. With 14 international wine awards under their belt, The Copper Crew is exemplifying customer centricity; their focus on premium quality, an open discussion of moderation, and early adoption of seamless DTC has allowed them to build cache amongst everyday wine drinkers as well as MWs. Today, Oli and I talk about the value of great market research, and what it takes to build a customer-first wine brand. Let’s get into it. More about today’s guest: Oli Purnell is the co-founder of The Copper Crew Wine Company, a multi-award-winning premium canned wine producer. Following his studies at Cambridge and Harvard, Oli and his co-founders Theo Gough and Sam Lambson, set out to create a wine brand that appeals to today’s drinkers, respects a more moderate approach to consumption, and tackles environmental sustainability -- all without sacrificing quality. To learn more visit: https://coppercrew.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/coppercrewwines/ https://www.facebook.com/CopperCrewWines/ https://twitter.com/coppercrewwines https://www.linkedin.com/company/coppercrewwines/ More about the host: Polly is Founder and CEO of 5forests. She splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and Napa, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s wine businesses. She’s an advisor to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, host of Uncorked with the Italian Wine Podcast, cohost of the Real Business of Wine with Robert Joseph, and, occasionally, a knitter. Polly is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned degrees in International Relations and French. Those studies led to a deep and abiding love affair with behavioral Economics, and her wine work is based on insights into all the crazy and irrational reasons consumers engage with brands. With over 20 years’ experience in growing successful companies, Polly knows first-hand the challenges faced by independent businesses. She approaches each client experience with empathy and understanding for what it takes to adapt and thrive in the real world. To learn more visit: Twitter: @mme_hammond Instagram: @5forests website: https://5forests.com/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

1h 0m
Jul 31
Ep. 1022 CIBUS Pt.2 | On The Road Edition

Welcome to episode 1022, another installment of 'On The Road Edition', hosted by Stevie Kim. Today is part 2 of Stevie's trip to Parma with her team, visiting the CIBUS food festival. More about today’s event: Cibus 2022 the 21st edition of the international food fair was held from 5/3/2022 - 5/6/2022 at the Parma Exhibition Center, Parma, Italy Cibus, International Food Exhibition, is the key event of the Italian agri-food sector, the true "platform" enabling the companies committed to "Made in Italy" food to meet the major distributors, importers and professional of domestic and foreign markets. More about the host: Stevie Kim hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To learn more visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

17m
Jul 30
Ep. 1021 Map 26 Greece | Jumbo Shrimp Maps

Welcome to Episode 1021 The Jumbo Shrimp Maps Series. Today we are going to talk about Map 25, talking about Greece. About the Series: We have specially created this free content for all our listeners who are studying for wine exams. Since Stevie Kim discovered Rosie Baker’s hand drawn maps on Instagram, our in house editorial and graphics team has been working on this project, and now the maps are available to purchase in Beta form, while they undergo the final proofing and editing by our Expert Advisory Board. It’s a 3 layered project, because we know everyone learns differently. We now offer the complete box set of 39 maps, this series of podcasts with the maps narrated by our crack team of wine educators, and finally the Study Guide Book which will be publish later this year. Our map project is in no way a substitute for the material set out by other educational organisations, but we hope all the Wine Students out there will find our map project a new, exciting and useful tool for learning. To purchase the Beta version box set of maps, please visit mammajumboshrimp.com To find out more about Mamma Jumbo Shrimp and how to buy the Maps visit: www.mammajumboshrimp.com More about today’s narrator: "I am relatively new to wine, having stumbled into it by default. I recently returned to bartending after a stretch of years teaching then followed by having two children. Bartending in the food/wine industry offered the chance to re-enter the work world in the evenings while allowing time to be with children in the day. The opportunity to work with wine again sparked a curiosity and an itch to learn more and more about it. Although I intended bartending to be a stop-gap measure of a job until I could return to full-time classroom teaching, the realization occurred that the food and wine industry is a pursuit where complete satisfaction could be gained by pouring wine and making people incredibly happy. Thoughts of starting to build a new career in wine began to percolate. When people look back on their lives, one common regret is not having done the things we wish we had. And with a window of a handful of years until I had planned to return to the teaching profession, the decision to change course and take a leap into the wine world was joyfully made.” (Peggy Baudon) To learn more visit: linkedin.com/in/peggy-baudon-dipwset-b6aa84199 Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

9m
Jul 29
Ep. 1020 Map 25 Austria | Jumbo Shrimp Maps

Welcome to Episode 1020 The Jumbo Shrimp Maps Series. Today we are going to talk about Map 25, talking about Austria About the Series: We have specially created this free content for all our listeners who are studying for wine exams. Since Stevie Kim discovered Rosie Baker’s hand drawn maps on Instagram, our in house editorial and graphics team has been working on this project, and now the maps are available to purchase in Beta form, while they undergo the final proofing and editing by our Expert Advisory Board. It’s a 3 layered project, because we know everyone learns differently. We now offer the complete box set of 39 maps, this series of podcasts with the maps narrated by our crack team of wine educators, and finally the Study Guide Book which will be publish later this year. Our map project is in no way a substitute for the material set out by other educational organisations, but we hope all the Wine Students out there will find our map project a new, exciting and useful tool for learning. To purchase the Beta version box set of maps, please visit mammajumboshrimp.com To find out more about Mamma Jumbo Shrimp and how to buy the Maps visit: www.mammajumboshrimp.com More about today’s narrator: "I am relatively new to wine, having stumbled into it by default. I recently returned to bartending after a stretch of years teaching then followed by having two children. Bartending in the food/wine industry offered the chance to re-enter the work world in the evenings while allowing time to be with children in the day. The opportunity to work with wine again sparked a curiosity and an itch to learn more and more about it. Although I intended bartending to be a stop-gap measure of a job until I could return to full-time classroom teaching, the realization occurred that the food and wine industry is a pursuit where complete satisfaction could be gained by pouring wine and making people incredibly happy. Thoughts of starting to build a new career in wine began to percolate. When people look back on their lives, one common regret is not having done the things we wish we had. And with a window of a handful of years until I had planned to return to the teaching profession, the decision to change course and take a leap into the wine world was joyfully made.” (Peggy Baudon) To learn more visit: linkedin.com/in/peggy-baudon-dipwset-b6aa84199 Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

13m
Jul 29
Ep. 1018 Joanna Jablonska | #everybodyneedsabitofscienza

Welcome to Episode 1018 in which Stevie Kim asks Professore Attilio Scienza another wine question, taken from the pool of questions posed by listeners all over Italy and beyond. Today’s question comes from! If you want to learn more about the Professore: The one who checks all the facts and regulates when we mistakenly type "Verdicchio" in place of "Vermentino.” Attilio Scienza is a full professor at the University of Milan in the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences where he teaches courses on genetic improvements to the vine; he also teaches Viticulture in the Master’s program of the University of Turin in Asti. He has been the lead for many national research projects in the field of physiology, agricultural techniques, and vine genetics. As the author of over 350 publications on vine and viticulture in national and international journals, you can bet he knows his stuff! To find out more about Attilio Scienza visit: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/via-faqs/ winenews.it/en/an-italian-profe…l-be-one-of_307764/ If you want to learn more about Stevie Kim, the Scienza wrangler: Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To find out more about Stevie Kim visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

11m
Jul 29
Ep. 1019 Map 24 Germany | Jumbo Shrimp Maps

Welcome to Episode 1019 The Jumbo Shrimp Maps Series. Today we are going to talk about Map 24, talking about Germany. About the Series: We have specially created this free content for all our listeners who are studying for wine exams. Since Stevie Kim discovered Rosie Baker’s hand drawn maps on Instagram, our in house editorial and graphics team has been working on this project, and now the maps are available to purchase in Beta form, while they undergo the final proofing and editing by our Expert Advisory Board. It’s a 3 layered project, because we know everyone learns differently. We now offer the complete box set of 39 maps, this series of podcasts with the maps narrated by our crack team of wine educators, and finally the Study Guide Book which will be publish later this year. Our map project is in no way a substitute for the material set out by other educational organisations, but we hope all the Wine Students out there will find our map project a new, exciting and useful tool for learning. To purchase the Beta version box set of maps, please visit mammajumboshrimp.com To find out more about Mamma Jumbo Shrimp and how to buy the Maps visit: www.mammajumboshrimp.com More about today’s narrator: "I am relatively new to wine, having stumbled into it by default. I recently returned to bartending after a stretch of years teaching then followed by having two children. Bartending in the food/wine industry offered the chance to re-enter the work world in the evenings while allowing time to be with children in the day. The opportunity to work with wine again sparked a curiosity and an itch to learn more and more about it. Although I intended bartending to be a stop-gap measure of a job until I could return to full-time classroom teaching, the realization occurred that the food and wine industry is a pursuit where complete satisfaction could be gained by pouring wine and making people incredibly happy. Thoughts of starting to build a new career in wine began to percolate. When people look back on their lives, one common regret is not having done the things we wish we had. And with a window of a handful of years until I had planned to return to the teaching profession, the decision to change course and take a leap into the wine world was joyfully made.” (Peggy Baudon) To learn more visit: linkedin.com/in/peggy-baudon-dipwset-b6aa84199 Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

23m
Jul 29
Ep. 1016 Hugh Preece Interviews Beniamino D’Agostino | Clubhouse Ambassador's Corner

Welcome to Episode 1016 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Hugh Preece interviews Beniamino D’Agostino. These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast! Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick? About about today’s guest host: President/Operating Partner Salt Creek Grille Restaurants and Pickled Monk Tap Room. Italian Wine Ambassador- Vinitaly Academy, Italian Wine Scholar- Wine Scholar Guild, Certified Educator through VIA Educator Program, Sommelier & 5 Star Wine Judge. Newly launched NativeGrapes.com eLearning academy. Author to Counting Castles in Abruzzo & soon to be released Veneto, Beyond the Obvious. If you want to learn more visit: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/hugh.preece Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/fermented_boss/ Twitter- @RestUprising LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/in/hughlpreece/ Website- https://saltcreekgrille.com/ & https://nativegrapes.com/ About today’s guest producer: “It all started in September 1991, a young lawyer (me) was called to the bedside of the Cantina Cooperativa di Gravina in Puglia. In short, I also involved my brother Alberto in what is still the greatest love story of my life after my daughter and my wife. Transforming a cooperative into a model company dedicated to the production of quality wines with great attention to the environment is a challenge won, COVID permitting. Botromagno today produces 250 thousand bottles from 45 hectares of owned vines all conducted under organic conditions. We manage the company in an environmentally sustainable regime by offsetting CO² emissions thanks to 35 hectares of forest and the solar panels that will provide us with all the energy we need by 2022.” If you want to learn more visit: Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/botromagnovini/ Instagramhttps://instagram.com/botromagnovini?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Twitter @botromagnovini Website www.botromagno.it More about the moderator Stevie Kim: Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To find out more about Stevie Kim visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: https://vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/

59m
Jul 28
Ep. 1017 5 Secrets Learned In China... | Wine2Wine Recorded Sessions

Welcome to Episode 1017; 5 Secrets learned as an Entrepreneur in China for 30 years with JC Viens IWA and Andrea Sartori. Welcome to Wine2Wine Business Forum 2021 Series. The sessions are recorded and uploaded on Italian Wine Podcast. wine2wine is an international wine business forum, held annually in Verona Italy since 2014. The event is a key reference point for wine producers and a diverse variety of wine professionals eager to develop and grow their wine business worldwide. This session will explore 5 critical insights into China which will put this complex market into an updated perspective and provide critical tools to succeed. The following points will be discussed: 1) how to move beyond “ganbei”; 2)“weiwen”, the key; 3) the central role of “ganxi”; 4) why you should never underestimate “mianzi”; 5) why success needs “xinyong”. A paradigm shifting session ahead. More about today’s speaker: JC Viens IWA is a Gourmand & Storyteller, JC Viens helps Italian wine companies develop effective storytelling to strengthen their brands and drive business growth in international markets. After 30 years as an Entrepreneur in the Export Sector in China, he is now an expert of Strategic Wine Communications. Greater China Ambassador for Franciacorta, WSET Certified Educator, he is also a regular contributor to Spirito diVino Italia on issues relevant to italian Wine companies wanting to sell into Asian markets. To find out more visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grandepassione Instagram: @grandepassione Twitter: @grandepassione More about today’s moderator: Andrea Sartori, born in Verona in 1959, Andrea Sartori represents the fourth generation of owners of Casa Vinicola Sartori, the winery founded in 1898 by Pietro Sartori. After high school, he moved and lived in the United States, where he finished his studies and started having the first job experiences. When he moved back to Italy, he started taking care of the commercial and the communications departments of Casa Vinicola Sartori, focussing at first on the domestic market, and later on foreign ones. Since 2000, he is the President of Casa Vinicola Sartori. Besides taking care of the commercial aspects of the company, he is also in charge of the strategic vision of the business. To find out more visit: Instagram: @andreasartorivini Twitter: @Sartori_Verona LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/casa-vinicola-sartori/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, cin cin!

48m
Jul 28
Ep. 1015 Helen Nicklin | Voices

Welcome to Episode 1015 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Helena Nicklin, in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast. More about today’s guest: Helena is an award-winning, freelance wine and spirits writer, broadcaster, wine consultant, drinks influencer and judge for various international wine and spirits awards. With nineteen years in the drinks industry and a stint a drama school, Helena specialises in communicating with exploring consumers through TV and radio appearances, live events, written articles for various titles and engaging video content. She has a weekly guest slot live on talkRADIO every Thursday afternoon at 12.45pm and can be seen in the returning global TV series The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime, which she co-produced and co-presented. Helena is currently preparing series three of The Three Drinkers. To learn more visit: @HelenaSips. https://www.helenanicklin.com/ About today’s Host: Cynthia Chaplin is a Vinitaly International Academy certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with Fondazione Italiana Sommelier, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, Cynthia moved to Europe in 1990 where she has lived in Spain, Belgium, England and Italy. She chose to center her career in Rome and immerse herself in the Italian wine sector, which is her passion. She has taught university students and expats, works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, translator, and a judge at international wine and sake competitions. She consults with restaurants and enotecas assisting in the development of comprehensive wine lists and excellent food pairings, as well as advising private clients who want to develop a comprehensive Italian wine collection. She lives with her British photographer husband on the shore of Lake Bracciano, north of Rome, where they share their beautiful garden with one massive grapevine, two border collies and an arrogant diva cat. To learn more visit: Facebook: Italian Wines in English Instagram: kiss_my_glassx Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-chaplin-190647179/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

28m
Jul 27
Ep. 1014 Erika Marchesini | Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon

Welcome to Episode 1014 Marc Millon interviews Erika Marchesini of the Marcello Marchesini Winery 1970 in this episode of Wine, Food & Travel with Marc Millon on the Italian Wine Podcast. More about today’s winery: All of the Marchesini Winery’s vines are autochthonous and are situated in the south-east of Lake Garda, specifically in the Bardolino Classic wine area which is the heart of the where the local Veronese wine is produced. They currently produce 900 kgs of grapes from 10 hectares of land that is divided into 4 different vineyards. The especially mild weather conditions on Lake Garda, even during the winter months, help make this area one of the best for the production of wine. Another important factor is that of the Garda hills, the hills that were formed by the residues of the glaciers that descended into the valley. The land is characterised by a mineral soil, and it is on this warm, dry land rich in sand stones and gravel that their wines were created. They use different grapes in order to make our Bardolino wine: Corvina that gives body and structure, Corvinone, an older variety of Corvina to be precise that allows you to re-live the Bardolino flavours of the past .There are also the Rondinella and Molinara grapes, which give both lightness and flavour. They also grow Chardonnay, Garganega and Merlot grapes, which they use to produce their white wine Santi, San Fermo IGP and EriGiò their sweet straw wine. To learn more visit: https://www.marcellomarchesini.it/en/cosa-facciamo/ More about the host Marc Millon: Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England To learn more visit: quaypress.uk/ marcmillon.co.uk vino.co.uk quaypress.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marc-millon-50868624 Twitter: @Marc_Millon Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

26m
Jul 26
Ep. 1013 Scott Ades | Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People

Welcome to Episode 1013 Steve Raye interviews Scott Ades of Dalla Terra in this installment of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People on the Italian Wine Podcast. About today’s guest: Scott Ades as the new president of Dalla Terra. Ades was most recently COO of The Winebow Group, where he spent more than 11 years building his reputation as one of the most respected managers in the wine business. The Dalla Terra Winery Direct® roster reads like a who’s who of some of the most esteemed family-owned wineries in Italy. Each producer has played a major role in the significant strides Italy has made over the last twenty years in improving the quality of its wines. Dalla Terra Winery Direct® is changing the nature of the wine importing and distribution business. The company’s unique business model skips the national importer level in the three-tier distribution system, allowing U.S. distributors to buy directly from the producer. Dalla Terra’s business model offers a more efficient, economical and consumer-friendly way of shipping, distributing and marketing wine, eliminating on average 20- to 25% in markups on each bottle. While Dalla Terra’s services are sought after by winemakers all over Italy because of the company’s economically competitive edge, producers are also attracted by the company’s commitment to highlighting individuality by choosing to work with only a few top producers from each wine-growing region in Italy. Founder Brian Larky considers each of the producers he works with part of a roundtable on innovation and quality, at which each producer has a voice. In 2009, Wine Enthusiast nominated Dalla Terra for Importer of the Year for its annual Wine Star Awards. On January 24, 2011, Larky was inducted into the Italian Trade Commission’s Wines of Italy Hall of Fame at the opening reception for Vino 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY. This marks the highest level of distinction presented by the Italian government to wine industry leaders. To learn more visit: www.dallaterra.com or call 707.259.5405. More about the host Steve Raye: Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” - but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready! To learn more visit: Website: www.bevologyinc.com/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

41m
Jul 25
Ep. 1012 Krister Bengtsson | Uncorked

Welcome to episode 1012 in which host Polly Hammond interviews Krister Bengtsson, this week on Uncorked. In this episode, we are joined by Krister Bengtsson, Founder and Publisher of Star Wine List. With a strategy focused on long-term, sustainable growth, Krister and his team eschewed the “move fast and break things” start-up approach in favor of consistent value, measured launches, and relationship building. We’re here to talk about this direction carried them through a pandemic (despite being all about wine lists!), how Krister’s background in journalism paved the way, and how Star Wine List has carved a unique niche in the world of wine writing. More about today’s guest: Krister Bengtsson is a Swedish journalist and entrepreneur with a background in both the media and wine industries. In 2017, he founded Star Wine List as he thought there were so many restaurant guides in the world, but not enough wine guides. Krister is also an investor in the British wine bar and magazine Noble Rot. He was named 2018 Wine Person of the Year by Swedish wine magazine Allt om Vin, and Commandeur de Bordeaux, 2018. In 2012, he earned his Wine MBA from Kedge Management School, Bordeaux; and he is a member of the Swedish wine writers association. To learn more visit: https://starwinelist.com/ https://www.instagram.com/starwinelist/ https://www.facebook.com/starwinelist/ https://starwinelist.com/newsletter More about the host: Polly is Founder and CEO of 5forests. She splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and Napa, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s wine businesses. She’s an advisor to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, host of Uncorked with the Italian Wine Podcast, cohost of the Real Business of Wine with Robert Joseph, and, occasionally, a knitter. Polly is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned degrees in International Relations and French. Those studies led to a deep and abiding love affair with behavioral Economics, and her wine work is based on insights into all the crazy and irrational reasons consumers engage with brands. With over 20 years’ experience in growing successful companies, Polly knows first-hand the challenges faced by independent businesses. She approaches each client experience with empathy and understanding for what it takes to adapt and thrive in the real world. To learn more visit: Twitter: @mme_hammond Instagram: @5forests website: https://5forests.com/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

43m
Jul 24
Ep. 1011 CIBUS Food Festival | On The Road Edition

Welcome to episode 1011, another installment of 'On The Road Edition', hosted by Stevie Kim. Today she is in Parma with her team, visiting the CIBUS food festival. More about today’s event: Cibus 2022 the 21st edition of the international food fair was held from 5/3/2022 - 5/6/2022 at the Parma Exhibition Center, Parma, Italy Cibus, International Food Exhibition, is the key event of the Italian agri-food sector, the true "platform" enabling the companies committed to "Made in Italy" food to meet the major distributors, importers and professional of domestic and foreign markets. To learn more visit: Website: https://www.cibus.it/en/ The vendors from today's show included: https://www.valpizza.it/en/ https://www.cadante.it/en/ http://vallefinefoods.com/finger-food https://www.rolli.it/ https://www.boschifratelli.com/ https://www.fumara.it/ http://www.dalmolise.it/info/il-consorzio More about the host: Stevie Kim hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To learn more visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

21m
Jul 23
Ep. 1009 Map 22 Spain | Jumbo Shrimp Maps

Welcome to Episode 1009 The Jumbo Shrimp Maps Series. Today we are going to talk about Map 22, talking about Spain. About the Series: We have specially created this free content for all our listeners who are studying for wine exams. Since Stevie Kim discovered Rosie Baker’s hand drawn maps on Instagram, our in house editorial and graphics team has been working on this project, and now the maps are available to purchase in Beta form, while they undergo the final proofing and editing by our Expert Advisory Board. It’s a 3 layered project, because we know everyone learns differently. We now offer the complete box set of 39 maps, this series of podcasts with the maps narrated by our crack team of wine educators, and finally the Study Guide Book which will be publish later this year. Our map project is in no way a substitute for the material set out by other educational organisations, but we hope all the Wine Students out there will find our map project a new, exciting and useful tool for learning. To purchase the Beta version box set of maps, please visit mammajumboshrimp.com To find out more about Mamma Jumbo Shrimp and how to buy the Maps visit: www.mammajumboshrimp.com More about today’s narrator: "I am relatively new to wine, having stumbled into it by default. I recently returned to bartending after a stretch of years teaching then followed by having two children. Bartending in the food/wine industry offered the chance to re-enter the work world in the evenings while allowing time to be with children in the day. The opportunity to work with wine again sparked a curiosity and an itch to learn more and more about it. Although I intended bartending to be a stop-gap measure of a job until I could return to full-time classroom teaching, the realization occurred that the food and wine industry is a pursuit where complete satisfaction could be gained by pouring wine and making people incredibly happy. Thoughts of starting to build a new career in wine began to percolate. When people look back on their lives, one common regret is not having done the things we wish we had. And with a window of a handful of years until I had planned to return to the teaching profession, the decision to change course and take a leap into the wine world was joyfully made.” To learn more visit: linkedin.com/in/peggy-baudon-dipwset-b6aa84199 Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

21m
Jul 22
Ep. 1008 Anna Gallegos | #everybodyneedsabitofscienza

Welcome to Episode 1008 in which Stevie Kim asks Professore Attilio Scienza another wine question, taken from the pool of questions posed by listeners all over Italy and beyond. Today’s question comes from Anna Gallegos! If you want to learn more about the Professore: The one who checks all the facts and regulates when we mistakenly type "Verdicchio" in place of "Vermentino.” Attilio Scienza is a full professor at the University of Milan in the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences where he teaches courses on genetic improvements to the vine; he also teaches Viticulture in the Master’s program of the University of Turin in Asti. He has been the lead for many national research projects in the field of physiology, agricultural techniques, and vine genetics. As the author of over 350 publications on vine and viticulture in national and international journals, you can bet he knows his stuff! To find out more about Attilio Scienza visit: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/via-faqs/ winenews.it/en/an-italian-profe…l-be-one-of_307764/ If you want to learn more about Stevie Kim, the Scienza wrangler: Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To find out more about Stevie Kim visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

15m
Jul 22
Ep. 1010 Map 23 Portugal | Jumbo Shrimp Maps

Welcome to Episode 1010 The Jumbo Shrimp Maps Series. Today we are going to talk about Map 23, talking about Portugal. About the Series: We have specially created this free content for all our listeners who are studying for wine exams. Since Stevie Kim discovered Rosie Baker’s hand drawn maps on Instagram, our in house editorial and graphics team has been working on this project, and now the maps are available to purchase in Beta form, while they undergo the final proofing and editing by our Expert Advisory Board. It’s a 3 layered project, because we know everyone learns differently. We now offer the complete box set of 39 maps, this series of podcasts with the maps narrated by our crack team of wine educators, and finally the Study Guide Book which will be publish later this year. Our map project is in no way a substitute for the material set out by other educational organisations, but we hope all the Wine Students out there will find our map project a new, exciting and useful tool for learning. To purchase the Beta version box set of maps, please visit mammajumboshrimp.com To find out more about Mamma Jumbo Shrimp and how to buy the Maps visit: www.mammajumboshrimp.com More about today’s narrator: Peggy Baudon"I am relatively new to wine, having stumbled into it by default. I recently returned to bartending after a stretch of years teaching then followed by having two children. Bartending in the food/wine industry offered the chance to re-enter the work world in the evenings while allowing time to be with children in the day. The opportunity to work with wine again sparked a curiosity and an itch to learn more and more about it. Although I intended bartending to be a stop-gap measure of a job until I could return to full-time classroom teaching, the realization occurred that the food and wine industry is a pursuit where complete satisfaction could be gained by pouring wine and making people incredibly happy. Thoughts of starting to build a new career in wine began to percolate. When people look back on their lives, one common regret is not having done the things we wish we had. And with a window of a handful of years until I had planned to return to the teaching profession, the decision to change course and take a leap into the wine world was joyfully made.” To learn more visit: linkedin.com/in/peggy-baudon-dipwset-b6aa84199 Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodcast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin!

13m
Jul 22