Welcome to Episode 1567 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors’ Corner – In this episode, Gianluca Queiroli interviews Raffaele Boscaini 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?
After being an international tax consultant for 20 years, Gianluca made a career switch and joined the wine industry 8 years ago. Originally from Italy, he is now based in the Boston area where he owns and runs Wine Empire, a fine wine retailer. Gianluca holds a law degree, a Master in Accounting & International Tax, and speaks fluently three languages. He also dedicated himself to many aspects of the wine world: tasting events, writing, wine education. He became an Italian Wine Ambassador & Educator (through Vinitaly International Academy) in 2019 and is a certified French Wine Scholar, American Wine Expert, Bordeaux/Burgundy/Alsace Specialist, Sherry Wine Specialist, holds the WSET Diploma & currently a MW candidate. In 2021, he launched in the U.S. the Italian Wine Maestro Certification.
LinkedIn @mywineempire /@gianlucaqueiroli
Raffaele Boscaini’s family has been producing wine in Triveneto for seven generations. With his father, Sandro Boscaini, founder and Chairman of Masi Agricola, leaders in the production of Amarone, based in the Valpolicella Classica area, he shares a love for Veneto, its wines and the technical and masterful approach taken to wine-making.
After finishing school, he obtained a diploma from the prestigious “Wine and Spirit Educational Trust” in Great Britain. Before joining the family business, he completed numerous work experiences abroad, including, amongst the most important, with the importer Berkmann’s Wine Cellars and the famous British alcoholic drinks retailers, Oddbins.
After gaining experience within Masi, in various different technical and administrative roles of increasing responsibility, Raffaele is today mainly involved in marketing aspects and for years now, has been General Coordinator of the Technical Group, a team of experts in various areas from oenology to agronomy and marketing, responsible for the technical progress and the high quality of the company’s wines.
Together with his father and his sister, Alessandra, he is brand ambassador worldwide, particularly on the markets of North and South America and Europe.
In his capacity as expert oenologist, he has been called to speak at the annual conference of the”Society of Wine Educators” on numerous occasions.
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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