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Agosto 16, 2019
Paolo De Marchi (Isole e Olena Winery)

Ep. 51 Monty Waldin interviews Paolo De Marchi (Isole e Olena Winery) part 2

In the second part of Monty Waldin’s interview with Paolo De Marchi, Monty and Paolo continue their conversation about the Chianti Classico landscape and terroir. Paolo […]
Agosto 16, 2019

Ep. 208 –ENGLISH– Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) on 4 Sicilian wines

[This is the English-language translation and dubbed version of episode 208, which has originally been recorded in Italian.] In this educational podcast, Monty Waldin hosts Prof. […]
Luglio 31, 2019
Puru Manvi (Manvi Winery)

Ep. 223 Puru Manvi (Manvi) on Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Puru Manvi, owner of the Manvi winery together with his wife Sudha in the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano area. Puru and Sudha left their career in the banking sector in Switzerland, Canada, and India (among other countries) to move to Italy and become vignerons, acquiring the winery in 2015. Manvi is the smallest winery in the Consorzio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and its owners are very much focussed on quality and they have been organic since its previous owners. Puru tells Monty about the location of his vineyards and some changes he brought about in the wine-making, for instance the use of French oak barrels instead of barrique. Tune in to learn more about a beautiful spot in Tuscany and Puru and Sudha’s Italian dream come true!
Luglio 30, 2019

Ep. 222 Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino (Conte Vistarino) on Pinot Noir and Oltrepo Pavese wines

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino at the Tenuta Conte di Vistarino in the Oltrepo Pavese area of Lombardy. The winery specializes in Pinot Noir but also grows the Croatina indigenous grape variety which features in their Sangue di Giuda sweet blend and Riesling. Tune in to learn more also about local foods and specialties to pair with these wines.
Luglio 24, 2019
Catherine Stratton

Ep. 221 Monty Waldin interviews Catherine Stratton (CS Selections)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Catherine Stratton, founder of C.S. Selections and Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador. A native of Los Angeles, Catherine lived in Italy for over six years and is a big fan of southern Italian wines. She tells Monty about the reception of Italian wines in the multifaceted L.A. market and discusses some consumer trends in the area. She also talks passionately about her work as an educator, leading Italian wine tastings for consumers. Catherine and Monty also talk about Italian organic and biodynamic wines.
Luglio 23, 2019

Ep. 220 Monty Waldin interviews Gabriele Brugnoni (Bisci)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Gabriele Brugnoni, export manager at Bisci winery, in the Verdicchio di Matelica zone in Le Marche. Monty and Gabriele talk about the Verdicchio grape and the Matelica denomination. The Bisci family winery produces roughly 120,000 bottles and has three types of Verdicchio di Matelica wines: their entry level Verdicchio, the Vigneto Fogliano D.O.C. from one of their crus, and the Senex, which is a selection of the Vigneto Fogliano cru produced only in the best years. Tune in to learn more about an iconic white wine denomination which Gabriele dubs the “white Barolo.”

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