Welcome to Episode 1667 on Italian Wine Podcast, Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon. Today, he will be interviewing Andrea Cecchi
More about today’s winery
Andrea Cecchi was born in 1959 in Poggibonsi, in the province of Siena. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science at the Institute of Agricultural Technology in Florence and a Master’s degree in Oenology, graduating with highest honors.
Today, he represents the fourth generation at the helm of the company founded in 1893 by his great-grandfather Luigi Cecchi, in which he has been actively involved since 1989.
Over the past decades, Andrea has held key roles as Chief Oenologist, from 1993 to 2004, when, with the death of his father, he began a managerial journey that led him to his current role as President and CEO of the company.
Throughout his career, Andrea has emphasized native Tuscan and Umbrian grapes, aiming to create authentic wines that reflect the uniqueness of their terroirs.
Above all, he prioritizes sustainability, considering it a crucial aspect to the family business, and he strives to act like caretakers of the land and its resources for future generations.
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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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