Welcome to Episode 1775 of the Italian Wine Podcast. In this Italian Grape Geek series we explore personal stories of travel and tasting with Italy’s must know grape varieties.
In this episode, Gianluca Queiroli geeks out on Lacrima, exploring the origins, history and characteristics of the grape, sharing her personal connections with wines made from this variety.
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After being an international tax consultant for 20 years, Gianluca made a career switch and joined the wine industry 8 years ago. Originally from Italy, he is now based in the Boston area where he owns and runs Wine Empire, a fine wine retailer. Gianluca holds a law degree, a Master in Accounting & International Tax, and speaks fluently three languages. He also dedicated himself to many aspects of the wine world: tasting events, writing, wine education. He became an Italian Wine Ambassador & Educator (through Vinitaly International Academy) in 2019 and is a certified French Wine Scholar, American Wine Expert, Bordeaux/Burgundy/Alsace Specialist, Sherry Wine Specialist, holds the WSET Diploma & currently a MW candidate. In 2021, he launched in the U.S. the Italian Wine Maestro Certification.
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