Episode 692 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner. In this episode Marc Millon interviews Mario Fontana – These sessions are recorded from 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 had your pick?
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About today’s guest host:
Marc Millon became an Italian Wine Ambassador in 2021. He has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food, wine travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy, France and the British West Country with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. When not on the road he and Kim live on the River Exe in Devon.
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About today’s guest producer:
Mario Fontana together with his wife Luisa and sons Edoardo and Vasco are the proprietors of Cascina Fontana which comprises 5 hectares (about 12.5 acres) of estate vineyards dedicated exclusively to the cultivation of the classic grape varieties of Le Langhe: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. Mario’s vineyards are located in the best zones of production in the commune of Castiglione Falletto (vigna Valletti,cru Mariondino, vigna Villero/cru Villero e vigna del Pozzo); La Morra (vigna Gallinotto/cru Giachini); and Sinio (vigna del Castello).
Cascina Fontana is a wholly traditional wine estate that respects and follows the culture, traditions and history of Le Langhe. Mario himself personally oversees the entire cycle of production, from the tending of the vineyards to the making of the wines, taking the greatest and most meticulous care at every stage of the process. They are truly handcrafted, artisan wines of the highest quality and I hope that my fellow IWAs will seek them out and come to appreciate them as much as I do.
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More about the moderator Stevie Kim:
Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!
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