Welcome to Episode 1768 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors’ Corner – In this episode, Michele Longari interviews Michela Adriano. 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?
Until 10 years ago, Michele worked as a Computer Engineer in Emilia Romagna, Italy. Despite dedicating his days to a different industry, a profound love for fine wine and cuisine already thrived within him. Most of his spare moments and vacations were spent traversing the Italian regions, delving into local culinary delights and traditional wines. As his passion for wine burgeoned, he enrolled in the Professional Sommelier Diploma course with the Italian Sommelier Association, initially with no intention of pursuing the final exams. However, the allure of wine steadily eclipsed his interest in computers and coding, leading him to complete the AIS Sommelier Diploma in 2013. That same year, he relocated to the UK to pursue an MSc in Wine Business Management at the Royal Agricultural University.
While concluding his Master Dissertation, he seized an opportunity at HAY WINES, a small independent British wine merchants & importers. Eight years on, he remains with the company, now holding the title of Purchasing Director. His primary duties entail crafting purchasing strategies and overseeing imports management.
Michela Adriano was born in 1995 in Alba, the capital of Langhe, and grew up in the middle of these charming hills. Raised within the Adriano family, she absorbed a profound passion for winemaking and absorbed the values associated with the wines crafted by the family. Michela represents the third generation of this family heritage. Her grandparents initiated this adventure by selling grapes, while her father, Vittorio, and uncle, Marco, ventured into making their first bottle of wine in 1994. Michela joined the family winery in 2014, marking her dedication to continuing the family tradition. Her mission now is to honor the sacrifices her family made to establish this vineyard, craft exceptional wines, and cherish the rich history and hard work that have shaped this enchanting and magical wine region.
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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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