Welcome to Episode 964 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Ellen Jakobsmeier interviews Chiara Innocenti. 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 about today’s guest host:
Ellen Jakobsmeier is a Canadian-born export director at Genuine Wines, based in Sancerre, France. Her start in the wine industry began with three years of traveling and making wine in McLaren Vale Australia, and Marlborough New Zealand. Ellen returned to her hometown of Toronto Canada for sommelier studies, and received her certifications with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, and enrolled as a WSET Diploma student. She worked in Toronto’s fine dining restaurants for a number of years where her deep passion for Italian wines developed. Her next chapter of formal education took her to Dijon, to commence her studies at the Burgundy School of Business where she received her Masters degree in Wine Business. Since graduation, Ellen has been working with a group of Italian family-owned wineries in the France import and international export markets for the past five years.
If you want to learn more about today’s guest host, you can by visiting:
Instagram @sommellen @genuinewines
About today’s guest producer:
TUNIA Winery is a partnership between two women; winemaker Francesca di Benedetto, and manager Chiara Innocenti. Chiara is the brain of the business: with her economics degree, she is in charge of the commercial side.
Before Chiara threw her body and soul, and brain, in this venture she used to work in Milan in the banking world. For many people she represented a dream come true: she gave up everything to go and live in the countryside. She admits that actually, her work has not changed that much: she spend hours in front of the computer trying to get the figures to work out and with the telephone ringing continuously, let alone calculating the numbers for planning vintage after vintage; but she affirms there is really nothing quite as rewarding as committing yourself to the production of your own product.”
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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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