Italian Wine Essentials

In this series dedicated to students of Italian wine, Italian Wine Podcast host Monty Waldin meets a number of wine educators and experts who provide an introduction to key themes and topics that are relevant to the study of Italian wine: native grapes, denominations, vine genetics, wine making, and more.

Giugno 11, 2019

Ep. 208 –ITALIAN– Monty Waldin intervista Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist)sulla SicilIA

In this educational podcast recorded in Italian, Monty Waldin hosts Prof. Attilio Scienza again to talk about 4 grape varieties and related wines from Sicily. In the first part, Scienza discusses Nerello Mascalese (the variety which yields the famous Etna Rosso wines) and Frappato (grown in the areas of Noto and Vittoria)—both also part of the progeny of Sangiovese as discussed in episode 196). In the second part Scienza presents two ancient grape varieties cultivated on the islands around mainland Sicily: Zibibbo or Moscato d’Alessandria from Pantelleria, the iconic grape used to make Passito di Pantelleria and grown with the alberello training system; Malvasia di Lipari from the island of Lipari in the Eolian islands. Tune in also for a dive into the history of ancient Mediterranean viticulture and wine trade throughout the centuries in which Sicily played a huge part! [A transcript of this interview is available on www.italianwinepodcast.com. A recorded audio translation into English of this interview is available in the next episode. An English-language transcript can also be found on the Italian Wine Podcast official website.
Giugno 11, 2019

Ep. 208 –ENGLISH– Monty Waldin interviews Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) on Sicily

[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. Attilio Scienza again to talk about 4 grape varieties and related wines from Sicily. In the first part, Scienza discusses Nerello Mascalese (the variety which yields the famous Etna Rosso wines) and Frappato (grown in the areas of Noto and Vittoria)—both also part of the progeny of Sangiovese as discussed in episode 196). In the second part Scienza presents two ancient grape varieties cultivated on the islands around mainland Sicily: Zibibbo or Moscato d’Alessandria from Pantelleria, the iconic grape used to make Passito di Pantelleria and grown with the alberello training system; Malvasia di Lipari from the island of Lipari in the Eolian islands. Tune in also for a dive into the history of ancient Mediterranean viticulture and wine trade throughout the centuries in which Sicily played a huge part! [A transcript of this interview in English is available on www.italianwinepodcast.com].
Maggio 28, 2019

Ep. 204 –ENGLISH– Monty Waldin interviews Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) on Aglianico

[This is the English-language translation of episode 204, which has originally been recorded in Italian.] In this educational podcast, Prof. Attilio Scienza is back on the […]
Maggio 28, 2019

Ep. 204 –ITALIAN– Monty Waldin intervista Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) sull’Aglianico

In this educational podcast recorded in Italian, Prof. Attilio Scienza is back on the show with Monty Waldin to talk about Aglianico. Prof. Scienza is a […]
Maggio 7, 2019

Ep. 198 Monty Waldin interviews Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine)

In this episode, Monty Waldin interviews Daniele Cernilli, Founder of the Doctor Wine magazine (https://www.doctorwine.it/) and Doctor Wine in person! Daniele was also the Founder of […]
Aprile 30, 2019

Ep. 196 –ITALIAN– Monty Waldin intervista Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) sul Sangiovese

In this educational podcast recorded in Italian, Monty Waldin meets Attilio Scienza, vine genetics scholar and Chief Scientist of the Vinitaly International Academy. Scienza’s most recent […]
Aprile 30, 2019

Ep. 196 –ENGLISH– Monty Waldin interviews Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) on Sangiovese

This is the English-language translation of episode 196, which has originally been recorded in Italian. In this educational podcast, Monty Waldin speaks to Attilio Scienza, vine […]
Aprile 22, 2019

Ep. 194 Monty Waldin interviews Henry Davar (Vinitaly International Academy Faculty) on Verdicchio

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Henry Davar, Vinitaly International Academy Faculty Member and experienced wine educator. In this educational podcast, Henry offers students of Italian […]
Aprile 16, 2019
Sarah Heller MW

Ep. 192 Monty Waldin interviews Sarah Heller MW (Vinitaly International Academy Faculty) on tasting

In this podcast Monty Waldin interviews Sarah Heller Master of Wine and Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Faculty Member on the approach to tasting Italian wine devised […]
Marzo 20, 2019
Sarah Heller MW

Ep. 185 Monty Waldin interviews Sarah Heller MW (Vinitaly International Academy Faculty) on Barolo

In this episode, Monty Waldin meets Sarah Heller MW who is a member of the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Faculty and teaches the Italian Wine Ambassador […]

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