Welcome to Episode 1475, in which Cynthia Chaplin interviews Carla Capalbo in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guest:
Carla Capalbo is an award-winning food, wine and travel writer and photographer. She has written 13 books about food and wine, including cookbooks and independent travel guides to Italian regions and to Georgia, in the Caucasus. Many are illustrated with her photography. Her work as a journalist, author, editor and stylist on both sides of the Atlantic spans over twenty-five years and stands out for its distinctive flair and personal voice. She’s passionate about small farmers, the soil, chefs, natural wines and food in all its guises.
Carla was born in New York to a theatrical family, brought up in London and Paris and later lived in Italy for over 20 years. After earning a degree in art history she made sculpture in London, wrote about design and worked in Manhattan as a food and interiors stylist for photography for clients that included the New York Times. She moved to Italy in 1989 and worked as the Milan correspondent for Vogue Décoration before writing her first cookbooks on Italian food. Her spirit of adventure led her to undertake detailed guides to the food and wine cultures of Italy and Georgia.
Carla is now based in London again but travels for work as often as she can. She’s a longstanding member of the British Guild of Food Writers, the Circle of Wine Writers and of Slow Food. Her collaboration with the UK wine magazine, Decanter, has lasted over two decades.
To learn more visit:
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
Let’s keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels:
If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/
Until next time, Cin Cin!