Native Grape Odyssey

This podcast series features podcast interviews to Native Grape Odyssey project participants. This series is brought to you by Native Grape Odyssey. Native Grape Odyssey is an educational project financed by the European Union and managed by Unione Italiana Vini and Interprofesional del Vino de España (OIVE) for the promotion of PDO and PGI European wines in Japan, Canada, and Russia. Learn more about "Europe. Quality. Wine." at nativegrapeodyssey.com/. Enjoy it's from Europe!

6 Novembre, 2019
Shigeru Hayashi (Solo Italia) for Native Grape Odyssey

Ep. 245 Shigeru Hayashi (Solo Italia) on the Japanese market for Italian wine

In this interview, Monty Waldin talks to Shigeru Hayashi, CEO of Solo Italia, a Japanese wine import company based in Tokyo. Shigeru, who has lived and worked in Italy for 14 years, is an importer, wine educator, and wine writer who authored several publications on Italian wine and food. With Monty he talks about the Japanese market for Italian wine, and what strategies and approaches may work best to penetrate it. He also talks about Japanese wine consumers, his latest book on the basics of Italian wines and Italian restaurant in Japan! Tune in to this useful podcast about the Japanese wine market! --- This episode is part of the Native Grape Odyssey sponsored series. This podcast series is brought to you by Native Grape Odyssey. Native Grape Odyssey is an educational project financed by the European Union and managed by Unione Italiana Vini and Interprofesional del Vino de España (OIVE) for the promotion of PDO and PGI European wines in Japan, Canada, and Russia. Learn more about "Europe. Quality. Wine." at nativegrapeodyssey.com/. Enjoy it's from Europe!
2 Ottobre, 2019

Ep. 235 Veronika Denisova (Enotria Wine School) on wine education in Russia

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Veronika Denisova, wine journalist, educator and Deputy Director of the Enotria Wine School in Moscow, Russia. Veronika is an agronomist by training and has worked in vineyards in the Czech Republic. She specializes in Italian wine and is also a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassadors. She writes regularly on wine in the Russian press. In this podcast, Veronika talks about her training, her favorite Italian regions and wines (Piedmont’s Nebbiolo-based wines as well as Veneto’s Amarone and Soave), and her work in wine education at the Enotria Wine School. --- This episode is part of the Native Grape Odyssey sponsored series. This podcast series is brought to you by Native Grape Odyssey. Native Grape Odyssey is an educational project financed by the European Union and managed by Unione Italiana Vini and Interprofesional del Vino de España (OIVE) for the promotion of PDO and PGI European wines in Japan, Canada, and Russia. Learn more about "Europe. Quality. Wine." at nativegrapeodyssey.com/. Enjoy it's from Europe!
4 Settembre, 2019

Ep. 227 Sharon McLean (Cru Consultancy) on wine education in Canada

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Sharon McLean, wine educator and consultant at Cru Consultancy based in Victoria Island near Vancouver, Canada. Monty and Sharon talk about the wine market in British Columbia and the upcoming trends for Italian wine. She also talks about her approach to wine education and her “VinCub” sessions, wine vocabulary sessions aimed at de-mystifying technical wine jargon. Tune in for an exciting discussion about the Canadian wine scene and Sharon’s passion for Italian wines such as Barolo, Franciacorta, and Lugana! --- This episode is part of the Native Grape Odyssey sponsored series. This podcast series is brought to you by Native Grape Odyssey. Native Grape Odyssey is an educational project financed by the European Union and managed by Unione Italiana Vini and Interprofesional del Vino de España (OIVE) for the promotion of PDO and PGI European wines in Japan, Canada, and Russia. Learn more about "Europe. Quality. Wine." at nativegrapeodyssey.com/. Enjoy it's from Europe!
11 Giugno, 2019

Ep. 208 –ITALIAN– Attilio Scienza (Vinitaly International Academy Chief Scientist) su 4 vini siciliani

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.
11 Giugno, 2019

Ep. 208 –ENGLISH– Attilio Scienza (Vinitaly International Academy 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. 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].
7 Maggio, 2019

Ep. 198 Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine) on a wine tour of Italy

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 […]
30 Aprile, 2019

Ep. 196 –ITALIAN– Attilio Scienza (Vinitaly International Academy 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 […]
30 Aprile, 2019

Ep. 196 –ENGLISH– Attilio Scienza (Vinitaly International Academy 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 […]

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