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Luglio 17, 2019

Ep. 219 Monty Waldin interviews Silvia Imparato (Montevetrano)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Silvia Imparato, the owner of the Montevetrano winery near Salerno in the Campania region. Silvia talks about her grandparents who acquired the property and the vineyards in the forties and explains how she turned it into a business in the mid-eighties. Silvia also tells Monty about her previous career as a professional photographer and how she fell in love with the wine world while taking a portrait picture in Rome! The Montevetrano winery produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Aglianico into their signature blend “Montevetrano.” Tune in to learn more about pairing Montevetrano wines with regional foods such as fried anchovies, fat fish and “capretto” (goatling) roast.
Luglio 16, 2019
Antonio Castagnedi - Tenuta Sant'Antonio

Ep. 218 Monty Waldin interviews Armando Castegnedi (Tenuta Sant’Antonio)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Armando Castagnedi, whose family owns Tenuta Sant’Antonio in the Illasi valley between the Valpolicella and Soave region in Veneto. Tenuta Sant’Antonio produces Soave, Valpolicella Superiore, and Amarone (among other local wines). Armando talks about local viticultural techniques such as pergola veronese and the winery’s rediscovery of two indigenous grapes: Oseleta and Croatina. Armando also tells Monty about Tenuta Sant’Antonio’s style of Amarone and presents some typical food matches also with their Recioto sweet wine! Tune in for a journey in the heart of Veneto wines and local grape varieties.
Luglio 10, 2019

Ep. 217 Monty Waldin interviews Diana D’Isanto (I Balzini)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Diana D’Isanto, whose family owns I Balzini Winery in Barberino Val D’Elsa in Tuscany. The winery specializes in IGT Toscana and Supertuscans and all its workers are women, including I Balzini’s consultant-oenologist Barbara Tamburini. Tune in to learn more about their signature wines—I Balzini White Label and I Balzini Black Label—the tufo soils which are ideal for their Merlot grapes, and the main markets!
Luglio 9, 2019

Ep. 216 Monty Waldin interviews Simona Fino (Gianfranco Fino)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Simona Fino. Simona and Gianfranco own the Gianfranco Fino winery in the Manduria region of Puglia. Simona tells Monty about how her adventure in wine started and the winery’s focus on old vines which are from 60 to 90 years old. Simona and Monty talk about the winery’s signature Primitivo di Manduria, the Es 2012, and their main markets. Tune in to also learn about typical dishes to pair with Primitivo.
Luglio 3, 2019
Pico Maccario & Carucci

Ep. 215 Monty Waldin interviews Alessandro Carucci (Carucci & Pico Maccario Barbera Chinato project)

In this episode Monty Waldin hosts three special guests: Alessandro Carucci, the creator of the Carucci Barbera Chinato; Gianluca Cariniti, export manager at Pico Maccario, the winery which produces the Barbera wine used to make Alessandro’s Chinato; Alessandro’s wife and business partner Ilaria Gambino, who also owns the Cugini di Campagna Bar in Nizza Monferrato where the Barberatonic cocktail was born. Tune in to find out how these people work together in the name of Barbera. In the interview Gianluca talks about the Barbera d’Asti “Lavignone” used for Carucci’s Barbera Chinato; Ilaria talks about the multiple ways in which Barbera Chinato can be tasted, both as an aperitivo or as a digestivo; and Alessandro reveals some of the “secret” herbs and spices used to make his Chinato. Alessandro also gets mixing and prepares some Barbera Tonic cocktails live in our podcast studio. Listen to the story of this fantastic collaboration coming from the Barbera d’Asti area in Piemonte and join us for a cin cin with Barberatonic! www.barberatonicofficial.it/
Luglio 2, 2019

Ep. 214 Monty Waldin interviews Tommaso Chiarli (Cleto Chiarli)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Tommaso Chiarli whose family owns the historic Cleto Chiarli winery in Modena, Emilia-Romagna. Cleto Chiarli is the oldest winery in Emilia-Romagna and famous producer of Lambrusco wines. Tommaso talks about the Lambrusco varieties vinified by Cleto Chiarli—Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco di Sorbara, and Lambrusco Grasparossa—and explains the origin of the grape names. Tommaso also presents a typical four-course meal from the region paired exclusively with Lambrusco. Tune in to also learn another local white variety, Pignoletto, and the potential of Lambrusco wines in the international markets.

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