The Italian Wine Podcast is a storytelling project dedicated to the Italian wine world. Wine writer Monty Waldin uncovers the unique Italian winemaking tradition in conversation with some of its key protagonists.
Italy has more native grape varieties concentrated within its borders than any other country in the world, and Italian wine and grape diversity is a story worth telling. Meanwhile, the popularity of Italian wine continues to grow on an international scale. This increasing appreciation most likely comes from the close link between wine and Italian culture. Wine is central to Italian cuisine, lifestyle, and agriculture. It has even shaped the very landscape of Italy.
The Italian Wine Podcast aims to inform, educate, and entertain fans of Italian wine through engaging conversations with producers, experts, and personalities of the Italian wine scene.
Monty Waldin got into wine as a teenager having worked on several Bordeaux vineyards to improve his French in the mid-1980s. His family always grew its own organic vegetables and he was surprised to find the wine industry had few organic wines at this time.
Monty started traveling around the world to work on organic and biodynamic estates (France, Germany, California, Italy) and wrote the first books on organic/biodynamic wines and winemaking. Although he had his own TV series - an observational documentary called Château Monty, about converting a Roussillon vineyard to biodynamics - Monty prefers radio (or its modern-day reincarnation, the podcast). Further information on Monty's work is available on his website.
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The Italian Wine Podcast is a storytelling project dedicated to the Italian wine world. Wine writer Monty Waldin uncovers the unique Italian winemaking tradition in conversation with some of its key protagonists. Now over 275 episodes and growing...
Meet the Team
Creator and Host
The one with the voice, personality, and background in organic wines. Often recording from his fortress somewhere in the hills of Tuscany...
Future voice of the BBC and English Language voice of Professor Attilio Scienza, Rebecca Lawrence is stepping in to host special series of the Italian Wine Podcast. An esteemed wine educator, writer, and all-around polymath Rebecca is adding a fresh voice to the Italian Wine Podcast lineup.
Margherita has the musical taste, skills, and connections to help provide musical guests for each Friday "Scienza" episode of the Italian Wine Podcast. Now, as dual producer and editor, she's turning the volume up to '11' and improving the podcast on the daily!
VIA Chief Scientist/Most Frequent Contributor
The one who checks all the facts and regulates when we mistakenly type "Verdicchio" in place of "Vermentino."
Guest Bloggers/Italian Wine Ambassadors Extraordinaire
Our esteemed Vinitaly International Academy partners around the world. Blog contributors, guest interviews, and top wine professionals.
Narrator extraordinaire and Scienza whisperer Joy Livingston has been known to edit the occasional book from time to time. Now she has stepped in to help produce the Italian Wine Podcast. Please welcome Joy as she takes the Italian Wine Podcast to new heights.