The Blog!

Find transcripts of Italian Wine Essentials episodes, podcast updates, guest blog posts from the amazing Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) community, and occasional ramblings of the show's producers and creators...

July 14, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: PIWI and the Future of Grapes by Francesco Marchio

PIWI varieties, climate, and the future of grapes.
July 14, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: MGAs by Ciro Pirone

On soils, Chianti Classico, and Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive.
July 10, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: The Next Scienza by Gianluca Queiroli

On anthropology and the basis of knowledge.
June 10, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Truth in Vines by Monika Zakrzewska

On Saint Thomas, Aristotle, Lucretius, and grape vines.
May 27, 2020

Verdicchio: Transcript Episode 316 ENGLISH

Transcript - Rebecca Lawrence as Professor Scienza on Verdicchio ENGLISH
May 26, 2020

Verdicchio: Transcript Episode 315 ITALIAN

Transcript - VIA Chief Scientist Attilio Scienza sul Verdicchio ITALIAN
May 8, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive by Gianluca Alaimo di Loro

On Barolo, Barbaresco, and soils.
May 4, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Analyzing Scienza by Tiziana Forni

What makes the professor tick?
April 9, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Natural Wine and Erbamat by Tiziana Forni

On "natural" wine trends and Erbamat.
April 9, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Valpolicella Blends by David Pinzolo

Valpolicella blend question from Franco Zhang.
March 31, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Tintilia and Volcanic Soils by Susannah Gold

Tintilia, volcanic soils, and a phone call from New York.
March 26, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: “Flysch Man” by Susannah Gold

Finally we get to the bottom of this obsession with flysch.