AROUND THE WORLD WITH ITALIAN WINE PODCAST
As the temperature rises in June (one of the hottest on record), there’s been no respite from the heat for the Italian Wine Podcast team! Instead, we’ve been soldiering away, bringing you the best in wine-related content from around the world. One project that is now really beginning to take-off, after years of behind-the-scenes development, is the Jumbo Shrimp Wine Study Maps. Encompassing audio, a study guidebook (out later this year) and the box set of maps themselves, a partner series of podcasts hosted by Dr Rebecca Lawrence IWA, Erin DeMara IWA and Peggy Baudon IWA is now available wherever you get your podcasts.
ESCAPE TO UMBRIA
In the Spotlight
Once again, Stevie Kim has been On the Road, this time exploring the beautiful wine region of Umbria. Located in central Italy, historically the region was best known for its white wine, Orvieto. Umbria now has a total of 2 DOCG, 13 DOC wines and 6 IGT classified areas, with the region’s red wines, like the deep colored, antioxidant-rich wines of Sagrantino enjoying particular success at the moment. In this new three-part series Stevie visits the Consorzio di Montefalco and meets its charismatic new President Giampaolo Tabarrini. Join us On the Road in Umbria over on the Mamma Jumbo Shrimp Youtube channel!
THIS MONTH’S TOP THREE PODS
The three most popular podcast episodes in June were:
- Ep. 928 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Washington based sommelier and beverage director Michael Markarian interviews entrepreneur, activist and investor Sebastiano Castiglioni.
- Ep. 927 Cynthia Chaplin interviews business consultant and author Kindra Dionne in this edition of Voices.
- Ep. 933 Polly Hammond interviews Lis Clément, Director of Bodega y Viñedos Clément in this edition of Uncorked.
3 MILLION AND COUNTING
According to our official bean counters we have hit another incredible milestone; Italian Wine Podcast has hit 3 million listens. Considering it was only a year ago that we were celebrating our first million listens, racking up another 2 million in just 12 months is a truly remarkable feat and is a testament to the hard work of our team, the quality of our output and the ever-increasing importance of podcasting as a medium of communication. Not forgetting, of course, you – our inspiring and engaging community of listeners from every corner of the globe! Thanks a millionx3!
Finally, such has been the success of the Italian Wine Podcast in the last few years, the podcast is about to receive the ultimate accolade – its own dedicated Wikipedia entry! If the rumors are true, the entry on the “biggest (and perhaps best) encyclopedia in the world” will go live within the next couple weeks days What Wikipedia has done for the democratization of knowledge, the Italian Wine Podcast hopes to emulate for the democratization of wine!
HEADS UP FOR JULY! VOTE FOR ITALIAN WINE PODCAST!
On Your Radar
We are very grateful to all our listeners for tuning into Italian Wine Podcast! We know there are many of you listening out there, so we just want to reach out to you for a small ask! IWP is in the running for an award, the Best Podcast Listening Platform through The Podcast Awards, The People’s Choice; listener nominations is from July 1 to the 31st… and we would appreciate your vote! We are hoping our listeners will come through for us! so if you have a second and could do this small thing for us, just head to italianwinepodcast.com from July 1st to the 31st, and click the link! Thanks!