Welcome to Episode 1281, Welcome to today’s episode, part of another new mini-series on Voices about the Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassadors who contributed to the new edition of Italian Wine Unplugged 2.0. This new Mamma Jumbo Shrimp Publication was released in January 2023 and it provides a foundation for the vinitaly International Academy, Italian wine Ambassador’s course. Listen in as Cynthia chats with the personalities who made this revised edition possible and remember, you can also tune in each saturday afternoon to hear narrated installments of this new book or you can head to amazon.com to pick up a copy today. Today Cynthia sits down with Rebecca Severs.
About today’s guest:
Rebecca Severs is from Memphis, TN. Her passion for wine and love of Italy was the inspiration for her to become a restaurateur at an early age. She and her husband opened Bari Ristorante e Enoteca nearly 20 years ago. She is the owner, front of the house manager, and wine buyer for the restaurant and they are proud to say that they are the only restaurant in Memphis that has an all Italian wine list. In 2017, she decided to dive into her love for wine a little further and became a Certified Italian Wine Professional in 2017 through Napa Wine Academy. She is currently a Vinitaly Academy student and travels to Italy whenever she gets the chance.
To learn more visit:
Instagram: @Rebecca@Bari and @Bariristorante
Facebook: Rebecca Bari and Bari Ristorante e Enoteca
Linkedin: Rebecca Severs
About today’s Host:
Cynthia Chaplin is a VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with FIS and the WSA, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, she’s lived in Europe since 1990. Italian wine, in particular rosé, is her passion. She works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, a judge at international wine and sake competitions, she consults with restaurants and enotecas developing comprehensive wine lists and food pairings, and she advises clients who want to curate an Italian wine collection. She currently works for Vinitaly International in Verona as a Project Manager, Educator, and the host of VOICES Series on The Italian Wine Podcast, focusing on diversity and inclusion in the global wine industry.
To learn more visit:
Facebook: Italian Wines in English
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