Welcome to Episode 1037 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Ciro Pirone interviews Salvatore Avallone. 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:
He is the Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, and a Vinitaly Italian Wine Ambassador. He grew up in Italy and has worked and travelled in England, Italy and the US. He has been based in the US since 1999 and completed his wine studies at Boston University, International Sommelier Guild, WSET, Wine Scholar Guild and North American Sommelier Association.
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(Twitter) Ciro Pirone
About today’s guest producer:
Salvatore Avallone’s father created Villa Matilde in the 1960’s after spending over 10 years of painstaking research to locate and identify the few remaining grape vines of the original strain that made the famous Falernum wine of Roman times. His father, Francesco Paolo, was a lawyer, a lifelong student of the Roman Empire and a professor of Roman Law at the University of Naples. He and his friends from the Dept of Agriculture at the University of Naples conducted an “ampelographical” study of the vines in all the small farms in the Caserta region where the famed Falernum wines had been grown. But the phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800’s had wiped out the vines – all but a very few. The friends discovered 15 vines – 10 red (Aglianico and Piedirosso) and 5 white (Falanghina). With this small but precious start, the Avallone family embarked on a journey to create a modern expression of the greatest wine of ancient Rome, the Falerno del Massico.
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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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