Welcome to Episode 1425 in which Marc Millon interviews Pepe Schib in today’s episode of Wine, Food & Travel
More about today’s guest:
Pepe has lived in Italy for 20 years now. His origins are Swiss and Spanish, and he’s spent most of his life traveling the world. Pepe is fluent in five languages and has a PhD in Marine Biology, but his real passion has always been tied to the world of Italian wines.
While living in Zurich and attending college, he started working with the Swiss group, Bindella – the first importer of Sassicaia in the world. Pepe then moved to Montalcino as an Export Manager and became, in a short time, CEO of Argiano, one of the historical Brunello producers. He also has worked for Jacopo Biondi Santi, heir of the iconic Brunello brand, and Guido Folonari – of the Ruffino dynasty.
Before coming to Jackson Family Wines, Pepe was the Export Director of Philarmonica (JFW’s distributor in Italy). For the last five years, he has worked for Jackson Family Wines, where his background and expertise in Italian wine has landed him the role of Global Brand Ambassador for the wonderful Italian estate, Tenuta di Arceno.
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More about the host Marc Millon:
Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England
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