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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...

October 13, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Massaretta, Pugnitello, and Grillo by Anna Carnera

Irving So seeks background information on some interesting bottles he's recently tasted.
October 13, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Gita Scolastica by Anna Carnera

The team takes a question on Cannonau from the pod's number one listener.
October 12, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Epistemi (ἐπιστήμη) by Anna Carnera

We thought we were going to get an answer to Amy Ezrin's question but we got the origins of the name "Scienza."
September 16, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Scienza Time by Anna Carnera

Does he sleep on a bed of flysch or volcanic ash?
September 16, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Wine Yeasts and Genetic Recombination in Vines by Anna Carnera

Scienza doing Scienza things.
September 9, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Yeast Selection by Cynthia Chaplin

Wild vs. selected yeasts in winemaking.
August 31, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Autochthony by Producer J

The professor breaks down the concept of autochthony.
August 27, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Back to Our Roots by Rebecca Lawrence

Professor Scienza calls on the Heroes of Wine (HOW) to assemble!
August 19, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Representing Italian Wine Culture by Susannah Gold

Vinitaly International Academy's mission.
August 19, 2020

VIA Community Guest Blog: Franciacorta and Erbamat by Tiziana Forni

Franciacorta, Erbamat, and climate change.
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.