Welcome to Episode 1291 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Renee Sferrazza interviews Giovanna Caruso. 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?
Renée has dedicated her life to grapes. As a Court of the Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier, she has made wine her life’s work, and her entrepreneurial spirit has driven her to be a curator of wine experiences.
In her work as a Wine Communicator, Curator of Virtual Experiences, Brand Consultant, Educator and Wine Writer Renée brings to life her love of wine in a way that is contagious. She has a flair for making wine fun and understandable, sharing her passion for the vine.
Read her work in her monthly wine column, The Wine Effect, for The Distillery District Magazine and on Holr Online Magazine.
Find her community-driven work through Femmes du Vin Non-Profit and The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.
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About today’s guest producer:
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Giovanna was born in 1988 in a family of wine growers and she chose to be part of the team after some experiences outside Sicily.
Professionally, she is a lawyer. She graduated Law school in Pavia (North of Italy) in 2013. Three years later, she attended Law school at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid. In 2016 she officially became a lawyer and started to work as a legal consultant in the winery.
But she soon realized that her true vocation was to pass on her family’s passion, history and tradition. So, she decided to set aside civil and penal codes and devote herself entirely to the family business.
She is today part of Donne del Vino (Women of Wine) an association that brings together women from all over the world, producers, sommeliers, journalists and restaurateurs united by their passion for wine.
The wine industry has always been men-oriented and only nowadays it is opening more and more to women: women’s influence changed the business. Women globalized the market, redefined the trading relations and represent the fundamentals of this business.
She is also involved in the Board of Directors of Assovini Sicilia, an association of Sicilian winemakers that brings together over 91 wine companies to promote the quality of Sicilian wine around the world. What links the members is love and passion for Sicily and an awareness that the Sicilian wine territories represent unique value in the Italian, European and international wine markets.
Today Giovanna leads the family winery, the Caruso & Minini, together with her sister Rosanna and her husband Andrea representing the fourth generation. The three of them certainly have a focus on sustainability, both environmental -with reference to the use of clean energy during the winemaking processes – and social, having started a collaboration a few months ago with an ONLUS Laboratorio Zanzara (https://laboratoriozanzara.it) which has been in charge of the restyling of all labels and winery
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