Ep. 1854 Elena Barattini interviews Cristian Specogna | Clubhouse Ambassadors’ Corner

Welcome to Episode 1854  Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors’ Corner – In this episode, Elena Barattini interviews Cristian Specogna. 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?

Moderator -Elena Barattini

In search of a life-change experience, Elena moved to London from Italy in 2011 and, driven by an immense passion for wine, she built a fulfilling career in wine from the ground up.

Along her journey from retail to hospitality, while studying for her WSET Diploma, she found her true calling in wine education.

After leading the Training department for a National distributor in the UK for a few years, she decided to open her own business and today she is a wine consultant and educator and teaches WSET courses at every level, both face-to-face and online and the Italian Scholar Guild programme.

Elena became an Italian Wine Ambassador in 2023 winning the Franco Ziliani Award as best student and was also recently appointed Langhe Ambassador by the eponymous Consorzio. She loves to inspire others with her passion for wine, with a particular focus on the rich array of Italian specialties.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elena.barattini.37



Guest Bio : Cristian Specogna  / Specogna Vini

Cristian was born from a family of wine growers in Friuli Venezia Giulia. In 1963, his grandfather Leonardo Specogna, who had spent some years as an emigrant in Switzerland, returned to Friuli. It was during this time that, fascinated by the beauty of the hills of Rocca Bernarda, in Corno di Rosazzo, he decided to purchase a small plot of land in the area.

Initially, the family's focus was on dairy, cereal, and self-consumption wine production. However, thanks to the dedication of Cristian's father, Graziano, the estate gradually shifted its primary focus towards wine production.

Cristian's interest in viticulture and winemaking naturally evolved as he followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. After completing studies in Viticulture and Oenology, he embarked on a series of experiences and study trips to prominent Italian and French wine-growing regions, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of the potential of their own territory.

The winery now stands on the hills of Rocca Bernarda in Corno di Rosazzo, at the heart of the Friulian wine land. Today, the family's winemaking tradition is upheld by the third generation, Cristian and Michele. They have 25 hectares of vineyards, farmed organically situated on the hills between 100 and 300 metres above sea level.



Instagram : Cristian Specogna (@cristian_specogna)  / Specogna (@specognavini) 

LinkedIn : Cristian Specogna – Az. Agr. Specogna | LinkedIn

Website : www.specogna.it


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