I love elegant, aromatic wines with low alcohol, low tannins, and high acidity. I like wines with high acidity. I don’t like wines that are too colourful. For example, I really enjoy Lambrusco di Sorbara...
Stevie Kim and Attilio Scienza are back by popular demand, like the McRib Sandwich, for episode 290 of the Italian Wine Podcast. It's Everybody Needs a Bit of Scienza time and you know the drill by now: Stevie and the Professor field a question from the Vinitaly International Academy community. This week, Erik Klein, VIA Ambassador based in Vicenza, Italy, asks the professor about his favorite, every day, easy-drinking wine.
Listen to Italian Wine Podcast Episode 290 and find the English translation provided the never-failing Anna Carnera, below!
Stevie: Hey! Ciao, Attilio. How are you today?
Stevie: Today we have a question from… Oh yeah, we forgot to thank-
Scienza: -Monty, again.
Stevie: Yes, Monty. Every time we have to say “hi” to Monty.
Scienza: Ok, I understand.
Stevie: Yes, because if not he’ll be cross.
Scienza: Monty, thank you! Just know that we are constantly thinking of you and we always give thanks!
Stevie: Ha ha ha, exactly!
Scienza: Thank you again for everything you do for us.
Stevie: Ciao, Monty! Come back soon! Listen, OK, so today’s question comes from Erik Klein. This young man, well, gentleman - I think he’s younger than me but, then again, maybe not, I don’t know… However, his name is Erik Klein, he is Slovakian, and he works in Vicenza. He calls himself “Czechoslovakian,” so maybe you can infer something about his age. He is in wine export consulting. And his question is - a very simple question here - he writes:
“What is your preferred, everyday, easy-going wine and why?”
Now let me translate it for you.
Scienza: No, no. I already have the translation written here.
Stevie: I know, but this is for our listeners.
Scienza: Yes, of course.
Stevie: Be patient!
[repeats question in Italian]
Scienza: I love elegant, aromatic wines with low alcohol, low tannins, and high acidity. I like wines with high acidity. I don’t like wines that are too colourful. For example, I really enjoy Lambrusco di Sorbara...
Stevie: Oh, I agree.
Scienza: ...or a Schiava from Alto Adige, a young Valpolicella. That’s it.
Stevie: Listen, explain to him where you’re from.
Scienza: Me? I’m from… Well I don’t know what to say.
Stevie: And tell him that you aren’t a hundred years old. Everybody thinks you’ve been around for a whole century!
Scienza: Yes, I’m already living my third life, if not the fourth. But every time I start again; I just keep respawning. I always start from zero. I’m always young...
Stevie: Of course.
Scienza: At the moment, I’m 25 to 30 years old.
Stevie: But you also have a wife, don’t you?
Scienza: Yes, I have a wife, and children. But-
Stevie: -how many?
Scienza: She is old.
Stevie: How old is she?
Scienza: Um, yes. Ha ha ha!
Stevie: Sorry, what?
Scienza: Ha ha, I’m younger than her, mentally I mean.
Stevie: Well fine, but what about her… She must be your Hilary Clinton, no? Isn’t she?
Scienza: Yes, she is. It’s so true. I have a really particular origin. I was born in Genoa, but I don’t have any connection to this city. For a long time, I lived in Bolzano, then in Trentino, Emilia, and Lombardy. In short, it’s really hard to say where I come from.
Stevie: And where do you live now?
Scienza: Now I live on Garda Lake, near Torbole.
Stevie: Torbole, isn’t that where they go sailing? Actually, if you want to find Attilio Scienza he will be in Torbole and this is his address… Ha ha, just kidding!
OK, that’s it for today. Thank you very much Erik Klein. Until next time, alla prossima! Don’t forget to listen to Italian Wine Podcast on SoundClound and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @itawinepodcast. Ciao ragazzi, alla prossima!