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15 Ottobre, 2019
In this podcast, Monty Waldin interviews Rosa Moio Communication and Hospitality Manager at Quintodecimo in Campania. Monty and Rosa discuss the main wines of the estate—Taurasi, Greco di Tufo, and Fiano di Avellino—and some gourmet food combinations. Rosa also talks about the main foreign markets for Quintodecimo and the origin of the winery name deriving from a toponym of the Longobard era. Tune in to learn more about the iconic wines of Campania and its native grapes.
9 Ottobre, 2019
In this educational podcast recorded in Italian, Monty Waldin welcomes again Professor Attilio Scienza, vine genetics scholar and also the Chief Scientist of the Vinitaly International Academy, to discuss the Nebbiolo grape and two of its iconic expressions: Barolo and Barbaresco. Scienza discusses the geology and topography of the Langhe region, techniques of cultivation and training for Nebbiolo, its genotypes and phenotypes, and the Barolo and Barbaresco wines. Tune in to learn more also about some wine and food pairings from the region! [A transcript of this interview in Italian 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].
9 Ottobre, 2019
This is the English-language translation and dubbed version of episode 237, which has originally been recorded in Italian. In this interview, Monty Waldin welcomes again Professor Attilio Scienza, vine genetics scholar and also the Chief Scientist of the Vinitaly International Academy, to discuss the Nebbiolo grape and two of its iconic expressions: Barolo and Barbaresco. Scienza discusses the geology and topography of the Langhe region, techniques of cultivation and training for Nebbiolo, its genotypes and phenotypes, and the Barolo and Barbaresco wines. Tune in to learn more also about some wine and food pairings from the region! A transcript of this interview in English is available on www.italianwinepodcast.com
8 Ottobre, 2019
In this podcast Monty Waldin interviews Francesco Ripaccioli, co-owner and winemaker at Canalicchio di Sopra winery in the Montalcino wine area near Siena. Canalicchio di Sopra is a producer of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino wines from Sangiovese grapes. Monty and Francesco talk about the Montalcino terroir and its climate, particularly the way winds and the great temperature excursion between day and night affect viticulture and grape ripening in the area. Francesco also discusses the difference between his crus (Montosoli and Canalicchio) and presents the main markets for his wines. Tune in to learn more about all-things Brunello di Montalcino with one of its most distinguished producers!
2 Ottobre, 2019
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!
1 Ottobre, 2019
In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Alessandro Gallo, general manager as well as vineyard manager and wine maker at Castello d’Albola, an estate in Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, which belongs to the Zonin family. Alessandro, who is originally from the Langhe region in Piemonte, has been living and working in the area for 15 years and tells Monty about the Chianti Classico terroir of Radda in Chianti. The village of Radda in Chianti is one of the highest in the appellation and the most historical for Chianti Classico production. Castello d’Albola grows mostly Sangiovese, which is cultivated up to 600 meters on the sea level. The estate also grows Chardonnay at 700 meters to make their Poggio alle Fate white wine; they also grow Cabernet Sauvignon for their “Super Toscano” Acciaiolo. Monty and Alessandro discuss the difference between the Chianti Classico Riserva and the Gran Selezione and Alessandro presents some of Castello di Albola’s flagship wines: Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, and the Gran Selezione Santa Caterina and Il Solatio. Tune in to learn more about the Chianti Classico soils and wines and discover Alessandro’s passion for steak!