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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!
3 Settembre, 2019

Ep. 226 Valter Fissore (Elvio Cogno) on Barolo and Nascetta

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews winemaker Valter Fissore, the co-owner of the Elvio Cogno winery with his wife Nadia Cogno. The winery is located in Novello, in the Langhe region of Piemonte, and specializes in the production of Barolo. Valter tells Monty about his family history, about the soil types in his vineyards and Elvio Cogno’s iconic Barolos coming from different bricchi or crus, and his idea and definition of a “post-modern” Barolo. Monty and Valter also talk about the famous clones of nebbiolo grape and discuss unusual food pairings with Barolo. Tune in to also learn more about the indigenous white grape Nascetta grown in Novello and what foods can be paired successfully with it!
28 Agosto, 2019

Ep. 225 Madeline Puckette (Wine Folly) on wine communication, infographics, and big data

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Madeline Puckette, designer, sommelier, and mastermind behind the groundbreaking Wine Folly, book and website that teach about wine through infographics and multimedia materials. Listen to Madeline’s personal forays into the wine world starting from a wine club membership and culminating with the launch of Wine Folly. Madeline, who is a graph tells Monty about her future projects which aims at communicating wine sourcing and exploiting big data about vineyards acreage, production figures and more. Tune for a lively conversation on digital wine communication, infographics, and big data with Wine Folly creator Madeline Puckette!
27 Agosto, 2019

Ep. 224 Pierangelo Tommasi (Tommasi Family Estates) on Amarone and other Italian wines

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Pierangelo Tommasi, Owner and Executive Director at the Tommasi Family Estates. The family owns estates in Veneto where they produce their signature Amarone as well as Lugana, Bardolino Chiaretto, and more. They also expanded in Tuscany in areas such as Chianti and Montalcino, in Basilicata where they produce Aglianico, in Puglia in the Primitivo di Manduria region, and in the Oltrepò Pavese area. Tune in for a wine tour of Italy with an iconic family in the Italian wine trade and discover also some regional wine and food pairings!
19 Agosto, 2019

Bonus Track | Panel discussion on wine podcasts at wine2wine 2018

Bonus Track | "Wine podcasts around the world: the craft of audio storytelling" Panel discussion on wine podcasts during wine2wine 2018. During wine2wine 2018, the hosts of three podcast show in English gathered together in a panel discussion to talk about wine podcasts and their personal approach to podcasting about wine. Adam Teeter and Zach Geballe of The Vine Pair Podcast, Chris Scott of the UK Wine Show, and Monty Waldin of the Italian Wine Podcast discuss the power of the podcast medium, what makes a successful wine podcast, their listenership, podcast advertising, and the way they engage and interact with listeners and interviewees. Panelists also answer questions from the audience. www.wine2wine.net.
31 Luglio, 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!

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