Welcome to Episode 1264 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Wayne Young interviews Marko Primosic. 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?
“I’m Wayne Young, a transplanted American living and working in Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy since 1998. After being awarded the WSET Diploma and stints working for Wine Spectator Magazine and as a somm at Joe Bastianich’s Becco restaurant in New York, I decided to try my hand at cellar work. My plan was to return to New York and start a new chapter in the wine business after my first harvest… But three months became 4 years, and after marrying my Italian girlfriend, I moved to Udine permanently in 2002. I LOVE the wines from this region, and I love being able to have these conversations with the people who create them.”
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About today’s guest producer:
After graduating in Oenology, Marko Primosic joins the family business in 1989, followed by his brother Boris a few years later. Marko helps his father Silvan in the management of the cellar, and he is especially involved in the creation of the quality selections that give birth to the white field blend “Klin”. Marko is also very committed to valorization of the local grape variety Ribolla Gialla. The work in the cellar is complemented by the commitment in promotion and sales of the Primosic wines in Italy and abroad: Marko becomes the sales director of the winery, and at first he travels through Europe, then he flies to America and Asia also. In the United States, he starts to be known as “Mr. Ribolla Gialla”, the winemaker who brought to the fore a grape variety that before was unknown overseas. In the 2000s he is more and more involved in the Collio Consortium: for several years, he is the vice-president of the Collio Consortium and becomes an ambassador of the Collio territory all over the world. In 2007, Marko Primosic and Stanko Radikon are the founders of the Association of Producers of the Ribolla di Oslavia (APRO). Thanks to this association, the winemakers in Oslavia share their experiences about Ribolla Gialla fermented on the skins and they work together to promote the ”Orange wines” from Oslavia. In an historic moment when more and more attention is given to sustainability and natural wines, the Ribolla di Oslavia made by Primosic winery is awarded by the most important wine guides and magazines.
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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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