Welcome to Episode 1427 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Michele Longari interviews Giulia Pedrini. 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?
Co-Moderator – Michele Longari:
“Until 10 years ago I was working as a Computer Engineer in Emilia Romagna, Italy. Although my daily job was in a different industry, I already had a deep and rooted passion for good wine and food. In fact, I was spending most of my spare time and holidays traveling around the regions of Italy to learn more about the local cuisine and traditional wines. Since I was becoming more and more passionate about wine, I decided to start the Professional Sommelier Diploma course with the Italian Sommelier Association, with the main idea of learning something more about wine and, at that time, I was not even planning to take the final exams. Then, the more I was involved with wine and the less I wanted to be involved with computers and coding (who can blame me?!), and so I eventually ended up taking the AIS Sommelier Diploma in 2013 then, the very same year, I moved to the UK and started an MSc programme in Wine Business Management at the Royal Agricultural University. While I was finishing my Master Dissertation, I accepted a job offer from HAY WINES, a small independent British wine merchants & importers, and now after 8 years I am still working for the same company. My official role is Purchasing Director, and my main responsibilities are purchasing strategy and imports management.”
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Guest Bio – Giulia Pedrini
Giulia has been part of the magical world of wine since she was a little girl, when she was playing with her dolls in the cellar while her dad was making wine. She never considered doing anything else in her life rather than working in the wine industry, and we could say she was literally born to do this job!
She is a wine professional ‘ultimate level’ as after she graduated ‘enotecnico’ at the istituto agrario of San Michele, she went off to London where she studied and eventually got the WSET diploma. Once back in Trentino she realised that, if she really wanted to make a difference in their family business, she had to fill some gaps of knowledge in management and marketing, therefore she went back to Uni and took a degree in Business Management.
Currently, she is mainly taking care of the commercial side of the business, but during the harvest she is also helping in production.
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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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