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“Wine Democracy”; A testament to emerging democracy in the wine sector

“Wine Democracy”; A testament to emerging democracy in the wine sector

Here is the blog about the new instant style book by Mamma Jumbo Shrimp, a publication aimed at helping readers understand how the democratic process in wine can be extrapolated through specific interview conversations undertaken by the hosts of IWP.
Italian Wine Podcast October 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Italian Wine Podcast October 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Discover the latest news, check out our October newsletter. Stay up to date on events, guests and everything in between, on the Italian Wine Podcast!
Thursday 27 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Thursday 27 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

The last day of our magical VIA Gita to Mt. Etna began with an unforgettable visit to Sciara brain child of the inimitable Stef Yim and then lunch at Villa Neri. The lucky last ones carried on to Barone di Villagrande where Marco Nicolosi is the 10th generation winemaker. This is the last day of a blog series about the trip!
Wednesday 26 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Wednesday 26 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Wednesday morning started with 'a little bit of Scienza' and then spent the day visiting the suggestive and beautiful vineyards. To end the day with particularly entertaining evening filled with amazing hospitality, serious wine talk, lots of great tastings. This is day five of a blog series about the trip!
Tuesday 25 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Tuesday 25 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

First day up on “Mongibello,” or Mt. Etna, to those of us unfamiliar with Sicilian dialect. The highest and most active volcano in Europe was the backdrop for a magical day. This is day four of a blog series about the trip!
Monday 24 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Monday 24 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Our last day in Taormina, as the Taormina Gourmet event drew to a close. Everyone paid close attention to the awards ceremony, picking out our favourite producers we will visit in the following days. This is day three of a blog series about the trip!
Sunday 23 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Sunday 23 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Another day in paradise! Bright and sunny in Taormina, some IWAs to the beach early this morning, and everyone came back refreshed and ready for our first masterclasses of the day. This is day two of a blog series about the trip!
Saturday 22 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Saturday 22 October 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica Taormina Gourmet

Our VIA Team flew from Verona to Catania, kicking off the 2022 VIA Gita Scolastica, Taormina Gourmet, the Mt Etna Edition. This is day one of a blog series about the trip!
Italian Wine Podcast September 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Italian Wine Podcast September 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Discover the latest news, check out our September newsletter. Stay up to date on events, guests and everything in between, on the Italian Wine Podcast!
Italian Wine Podcast July 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Italian Wine Podcast July 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Discover the latest news, check out our July newsletter. Stay up to date on events, guests and everything in between, on the Italian Wine Podcast!
Italian Wine Podcast June 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Italian Wine Podcast June 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Discover the latest news, check out our June newsletter. Stay up to date on events, guests and everything in between, on the Italian Wine Podcast!
Italian Wine Podcast May 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Italian Wine Podcast May 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Discover the latest news, check out our May newsletter. Stay up to date on events, guests and everything in between, on the Italian Wine Podcast!