PIZZA AND WINE PAIRING WITH PROF. SCIENZA (AND PIZZA BOY)
The month’s highlight
Our very own Professor Attilio Scienza recently dropped into the office to provide an update on the publication of his latest book, Vine and Prejudice, Fake News and the Search for the Perfect Grape, and to sample some of the city’s best pizza toppings! Of course, Scienza being Scienza, there were a few tangents along the way, as well as some fantastic pizza and wine pairings. We even got our hands on a €15,000 bottle of wine from Leonardo Da Vinci’s vineyard! You can watch all the fun on our “Sister” YouTube channel here.
THIS MONTH’S TOP THREE PODS
The three most popular podcast episodes in May were:
- Ep. 888Polly Hammond interviews David Garrett, photographer, writer and digital marketing guy for Misty Cove Wines
- Ep. 889Steve Raye interviews Susan Kostrewza, Founder, Editor, Content Strategist at Resplendent Ink LLC
- Ep. 891 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Lamar Covert, partner at Blacoak Wine Club and Tasting Room.
IWP MEETS THE TROPHY AWARDEES OF 5STARWINES
In the spotlight
Look out for a new IWP mini-series hosted by Marc Millon as he chats to the trophy awardees of 5StarWines and Wines Without Walls 2022, gauging their reaction and exploring the stories behind these award-winning wines. The series kicked off with Luigi Gagliardini of the Moncaro Winery in Le Marche, which picked up two awards for best white wine and best winery at the 2022 event (Ep.917). Look out for the rest of this fascinating series coming soon on the Italian Wine Podcast.
LUGANA – THE SMALL REGOIN WITH BIG PLANS
Stevie Kim has been back on the road this month, exploring the Lugana DOC production zone on the southern shores of Lake Garda. Lugana is one of Italy’s oldest protected wine-growing areas, renowned for its approachable, affordable and versatile white wines. Here IWP spoke to some of the region’s leading producers, including Francesco Righetti of Monteci, Fabio Zenato of Le Morette and Francesca Fiorentini of Citari, about the importance of this historical zone and its big plans for the future. Look out for all the interviews and discussion coming soon on the Italian Wine Podcast.
DONATIONS MAKE IWP’S WORLD GO AROUND
Italian Wine Podcast is cooking up a new donation drive! (by the way our donation button is now working again!!) So…onwards and upwards, while survival on carebear hugs and good thoughts might seem like a great idea, it is not realistic! Our project has been going and growing strong after almost 5 years; 3 million listens tells us we have an audience! But IWP cannot exist without your support. We provide 100% free content on all things wine related, 7 days a week. This takes a ton of man-hours, equipment, travel expenses, online platform costs and more – this is obviously a huge expense and we have borne the brunt gladly because we love it! However, with that said, it would great to know our listeners appreciate the hard work we put into it once in a while! So please, if you are a devout listener please donate, you can do that by visiting: italianwinepodcast.com “Support Us”.
CONTENT THAT MEANS SOMETHING
Finally, it was announced recently that Stevie Kim will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s Wine Media Conference on the shores of Lake Garda from 29 September to 1 October 2022. Stevie has been invited to address the conference on the subject of podcasting, discussing the ups and downs of delivering a successful podcast and what the medium means for the future of wine communications.