Welcome to Episode 1617 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors’ Corner – In this episode, Fanny Breuil Interviews Paola Mustilli. 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?
Fanny Breuil is from Angers in the Loire and have always been into wine. She studied agronomy engineering and oenology. First, she worked as a winemaker (France, Italy, Chile) and then as a salesperson for a wine importer in the USA. In 2008, She founded her company Genuine Wines with a deep willingness to help winegrowers located in lesser-known or underappreciated wine regions (but that had great potential). She started with Jura and Emilia Romagna. Since then she has been helping them with their export markets as part of each team. These are French and Italian domaines. Aside from her main activities within export, she also has a small Italian wine importing venture in France; she also works on Labadens, a wine project, she makes wines along with Thomas Oui, a fellow wine lover.”
Guest Bio –
Paola Mustilli is the eldest of 3 children, she was born in Naples in 1962. She grew up in the countryside and helped run the family business producing fruit, tomatoes and wine.
After graduating in agrarian studies with a technical-economic focus, Paola has worked for a year in Roma for a company that dealt with research in agriculture. In particular, she followed the various phases of development of the national vineyard register by carrying out monitoring in various regions of Italy, surveying existing vineyards and verifying their accuracy by aerial survey of the territory.
The year 1991 was a turning point in her life because she met Buddhism, which she still practices today, and decided to return to her family to take care of the business with her parents.
In 1996 she married a musician who is still her life partner with whom she has four children, a boy and three girls.
The first vines planted by a Mustilli was back in 1700’s but the family estate has been created in 1960 by her father, leonardo Mustilli who rediscovered the local indigenous grape varieties, including Falanghina. Today the domain spreads over 15 ha.
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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