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Welcome to this Ambassadors Corner where Gill Gordon Smith Interviews Rocco Toscani on Clubhouse’s Ambassador’s Corner – this episode is hosted by Stevie Kim – recorded on Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast!
Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you got your pick?
More about Gill Gordon-Smith:
Gill Gordon-Smith IWE is a VIA expert, Artisan Producer, Retailer, Writer, Judge, and Educator based in Australia’s McLaren Vale Region but also works internationally. With Diplomas in Training Design and Development as well as Vocational Education and Training she is a WSET Certified Educator, worked with Qantas Airways developing the renowned Sommelier in the Sky Program, presents internationally for Wine Australia and VIA, and co-ordinates the Wine and Spirit School TAFE SA. Gill is named as a “Woman of Inspiration” at the 2020 Australian Women in Wine Awards. Passionate about Italian Grapes and Wine she also produces Italian Grape Varieties in McLaren Vale. She is currently Wine Communicators Australia 2017 Educator of The Year and 2017 Australian Wine Communicator of the Year.
More about Rocco:
He is a winemaker at Azienda Agricola Toscani. He was born in 1980, and as a child, he wanted to be a horse breeder because he has always loved animals. However, the important presence of such a well-known father inevitably led him to pick up a camera and open a personal studio in Milan. He went to school to become an artist but he was called to come back as a winemaker. Now, he makes excellent wines in Casale Marittimo, which he also considers to be an art.
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