Welcome to Episode 1273 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Tanya Morning Star interviews Mr. Riccardo Cotarella. 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?
Tanya Morning Star is a full time wine educator, and writer with nearly 3 decades of industry experience. Her school, Cellar Muse is the approved program provider for Wine Scholar Certifications (French, Italian, and Spanish) in the Seattle area. She is also a Certified Wine Educator, an approved WSET instructor for L1-L4 curriculums, an official Ambassador of Bourgogne Wines, the Official Educational Ambassador of Orvieto Wines, the Educational Chair on the board of the Alliance of Women in Washington Wine, and she is very proud to have recently become a VIA Italian Wine Ambassador!
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About today’s guest producer:
Riccardo Cotarella, president and winemaker of Falesco Winery, is currently President and General Manager of the Riccardo Cotarella Winemaking Consultancy, Professor of Viticulture and Enology at the University of Viterbo, consultant for over 80 wineries in Italy and worldwide, President of Assoenologi Italy, Union Internationale des Œnologues and he was President of the Scientific Committee for the construction of the Pavilion Wine – A Taste of Italy at EXPO Milano 2015.
Furthermore, he has received many awards during his career, among which: Business and Culture Award 2001 (Chamber of Commerce of United States of America in New York), Best Italian Winemaker 2001 (Gambero Rosso), Winemaker of the Year 2001 (Wine Enthusiast), Best Italian Winemaker 2002 (AIS), International Award 2007 (Verona Fiere Vinitaly), Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 2008 (Presidency of the Council of Ministers), Honorary Degree in Agronomy in 2011 (University of Viterbo), Honorary Degree in Economics and Management in 2019 (University of Sannio).
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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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