Welcome to Episode 1506 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors’ Corner – In this episode, Vinicius Santiago interviews Flavio Geretto of Villa Sandi. 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 – Vinicius Santiago
Professional Sommelier certified by the ABS (Brazilian Association of Sommeliers), Beer Sommelier certified by Doemens Academy, WSET Diploma, Certified Sherry Educator, Certified Port Educator, French Wine Scholar and an Italian Wine Ambassador. I am also obtaining my undergraduate degree in viticulture and enology at the IFRS-BG (Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology).
Guest Producer – Flavio Geretto
Flavio Geretto is the Chief Commercial Director of Villa Sandi Winery. He joined the company in 2015 taking care previously of Eastern Europe and UK markets, and then USA, Americas and Asia Pacific.
Flavio comes to us from the Veneto/Friuli region with +18 years in the wine business. He comes from a family of small wine producers for 3 generations and previously he managed small to medium-sized Italian wineries from different regions.
He graduated in Economics at the University of Padua, with “honors” on his final exam focused onwine marketing.
He accomplished the diplomas of:
-ONAV (Italian Organization of Wine Tasters)
-FISAR (Italian Federation of Sommeliers)
-Slow Food Wine level 3.
He has been a board member of the Friuli DOC Wine Consortium, and professor of Wine Marketing at the CUOA Master Foundation in Altavilla Vicentina (VI). He was requested to doseminars about wine export and marketing for the prestigious Schools of Winemakers of Conegliano and San Michele all’Adige.
He is first and foremost a great wine lover, always seeking new wines and looking to discover new winemakers; he tries to visit wineries in Italy and abroad and attend wine-tasting evenings whenever possible.
He is firmly convinced that education is crucial in the wine business, and he did many Masterclasses and professional tastings about Villa Sandi and Borgo Conventi in the past years, with appreciable results in terms of brand awareness and sales.
Instagram @villasandi, @flaviogeretto
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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