Welcome to Episode 1516 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors’ Corner – In this episode, Ciro Pirone interviews Claudio Sottile. 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 – Ciro Pirone
He is the Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, and a Vinitaly Italian Wine Ambassador. He grew up in Italy and has worked and travelled in England, Italy and the US. He has been based in the US since 1999 and completed his wine studies at Boston University, International Sommelier Guild, WSET, Wine Scholar Guild and North American Sommelier Association.
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Guest Producer – Claudio Sottile
Claudio Sottile is the founder of Iniceri Wines and a third generation viticulturist. Claudio, born in Queens, New York is a first generation Italian American, who would spend his summers in Sicily with his grandparents harvesting the grapes that they planted nearly 50 years ago on Monte Inici, located in Castellammare del Golfo. His grandparents predominately sold the grapes until 2016, when Claudio decided to be the first of his family to produce wine. His first vintage, Abisso, was produced in 2017, which is a 100% Catarratto varietal. Abisso launched the start of Iniceri Wines and received a silver medal at the World Wine and Spirits competition in 2018. Claudio is also a chef/owner of two restaurants in New York, and continues to spend his summers in Sicily with his family where he continues to produce wine.
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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