Welcome to Episode 1585 on Italian Wine Podcast, Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon. Today, he will be interviewing Ben Little
More about today’s guest:
A Dubliner by birth, Ben Little is an author, blogger, multi-media artist and poet whose devotion to the native grapes of Friuli Venezia Giulia in northeast Italy thrust him into the creatively unpredictable field of viticulture in the spring of 2016. His 2021 debut title, the award-winning 432-page opus ‘Pignolo Cultivating the Invisible’, is an extraordinary, genre-bending harvest of imagination and ingenuity. Not to mention perseverance. As the world’s unlikeliest fountain of Pignolo understanding, Ben lives in the northern climes of the Colli Orientali del Friuli where his creative and literary juices continue to ferment and flow.
Instagram: @thenativegrapes and @planetpignolo
More about the host Marc Millon:
Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England
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