Welcome to Episode 1597 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors’ Corner – In this episode, Jess van der Schee interviews Luca Collia and Andrea Graneris. 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 – Jessica van der Schee
Jess is a WSET Certified Educator, WSET Diploma holder and winner of the Lustau Sherry Trophy for her top performance in the Fortified Wine module of the WSET Diploma. She coordinates the Bernard-Massard Wine Academy, a WSET APP affiliated with Luxembourg’s largest private winery (Bernard-Massard), where she teaches WSET classes and Masterclasses.
As Jess is an Italian Wine Ambassador for Vinitaly International, she helps source Italian wines for Bernard-Massard’s portfolio of international wines and judged the 5StarWines competition in 2023.
She is also a Valpolicella Wine Specialist and a French Wine Scholar (FWS) with the Wine Scholar Guild – a Top Scorer in 2020 – one of the few people to score 100% on the FWS exam.
Prior to working in wine Jess was a corporate M&A lawyer and worked in London, Shanghai and Zurich.
Guest Bio – Luca Collia and Andrea Graneris
Luca Collia, 40 years old, born and raised in Calabria (Southern Italy) in front of Sicily. Since 18 yo Luca has traveled around the World studying, working and exploring different cultures. After some experiences abroad including Bulgaria, Estonia, Argentina and United States, he came back to Italy, where, based in Piemonte, he is currently living. Luca has been working in the wine & spirits industry for 14 years now and since 2019 he is charge for the 100vini export business development.
Big passion for soccer, he is playing it since his childhood. Despite he had already visited more than 50 Nations he loves travelling and introducing Italian wines and their biodiversity to people from all over the World!
Andrea Graneris, 30 years old, born and raised in Piemonte a few kilometers from the Langhe. In 2012 he started to work in the family business Eataly, covering different roles both food and wine related. Two years later he moved to Chicago to take care of the wine business development of the growing number of stores in the USA. At the beginning of 2020 he decided to keep following his big passion for wine, moving to 100 VINI as brand ambassador of Borgogno and as export manager of the group. He recently achieved the SET LVL 3 and one year ago he launched a fine and rare wine business called Enohance. His greatest passions are traveling, wine and dogs.
Guest Moderator: Jessica van der Schee
Website Bernard-Massard Wine Academy | WSET Provider in Luxembourg
Guest Speakers: Luca Collia and Andrea Graneris
Instagrams: @lucacollia10 @andreagraneris
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