Episode 765 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Laura Donadoni interviews Eliza Dilavanzo. 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?
About today’s guest host:
Hailing from Bergamo, Italy, her career started as a columnist and wine and food reporter for several prestigious Italian magazines such as Gambero Rosso and anchorwoman on the radio news for local and national radio networks; she also had her own food and wine show on the Italian broadcasting network Mediapason (second largest private tv network in Italy).
Upon moving to the U.S., she translated her passion into The Italian Wine Girl blog, Instagram, Podcast and Youtube channel, spreading wine education and wine culture.
She is a contributor and columnist for The Tasting Panel and The SommJournal magazines (published in the U.S. and in Canada).
She is an official reviewer for the international wine guide Slow Wine.
Her book Come il vino ti cambia la vita was launched in June 2020 in Italy and the English version will be published in the U.S., in Asia and Europe in 2021.
She founded LA COM Wine Agency, a licensed wine importing company and a strategic P.R. and communications firm focused on wine and food industry.
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About today’s guest producers:
2010. Recruited by a hotelier who had just acquired an estate in the gorgeous Euganean Hills in Italy’s Veneto region, Elisa was asked to help restore the estate’s vineyards, which had been abandoned for decades.
She was inspired to express all of those elements in her wines. She discovered that Fior d’Arancio, a unique variety of Yellow Muscat (Moscato Giallo) found in the area, grows particularly well in the volcanic terroir of the Euganean Hills.
One of Elisa’s main goals has been to promote the versatility of the sweet sparkling wine, which is traditionally served as a dessert wine. She proposes it as an aperitif as well, given its marked minerality. To achieve her goal, Elisa has involved owners of restaurants and wine bars, sommeliers and opinion leaders in the world of food and wine in her project, as well as anyone with the talent and imagination to make a contribution toward demonstrating the versatility of the Moscato Fior d’Arancio grape and driving her innovative project forward. Two people who were key to the success of Maeli are Gianluca and Desiderio Bisol, respectively the CEO and winemaker of the eponymous Prosecco winery in Valdobbiadene, who believed and invested in the project from the beginning.
In addition to the award-winning Maeli Moscato Fior d’Arancio DOCG, Elisa also produces a still white wine, Bianco Infinito, made from her favored Moscato Giallo. The wine stands out for the aromatics and structure that are the result of the grapes from which it is made. Rosso Infinito, a red blend, and Dila, a traditional method sparkling wine, complete the Maeli portfolio.
If you want to learn more about today’s guest producers, you can by visiting:
Instagram: @elisadilavanzo, @maeliwine
Facebook: Maeli Wine
More about the moderator Stevie Kim:
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