Education meets Business

In these original and inspiring stories, students of Italian wine from all over the world discuss their love and interest in Italian wine and their commitment to learn more about the wines' territories, appellations, and grape varieties. They also provide unique insights into wine markets in Europe, United States, Asia, Australia and more.

Settembre 11, 2019

Ep. 229 Francesco Marchio (Vino Veritas) on the Hong Kong wine market

In this episode Monty Waldin meets Francesco Marchio, Managing Director of Vino Veritas, an Italian wine import company based in Hong Kong. Francesco is also a certified Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Expert. Francesco tells Monty about his beginnings as a sommelier in the U.K. and how he ended up in Hong Kong with the help of his mentor and friend Michael Palij MW. Francesco provides some insights into the Hong Kong wine and restaurant scene and talks about the growing interest in Italian wine there. Tune in also for some useful tips on how to position Italian wines effectively in the Hong Kong market.
Settembre 4, 2019

Ep. 227 Sharon McLean (Cru Consultancy) on wine education in Canada

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Sharon McLean, wine educator and consultant at Cru Consultancy based in Victoria Island near Vancouver, Canada. Monty and Sharon talk about the wine market in British Columbia and the upcoming trends for Italian wine. She also talks about her approach to wine education and her “VinCub” sessions, wine vocabulary sessions aimed at de-mystifying technical wine jargon. Tune in for an exciting discussion about the Canadian wine scene and Sharon’s passion for Italian wines such as Barolo, Franciacorta, and Lugana! --- This episode is part of the Native Grape Odyssey sponsored series. This podcast series is brought to you by Native Grape Odyssey. Native Grape Odyssey is an educational project financed by the European Union and managed by Unione Italiana Vini and Interprofesional del Vino de España (OIVE) for the promotion of PDO and PGI European wines in Japan, Canada, and Russia. Learn more about "Europe. Quality. Wine." at nativegrapeodyssey.com/. Enjoy it's from Europe!
Luglio 24, 2019
Catherine Stratton

Ep. 221 Monty Waldin interviews Catherine Stratton (CS Selections)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Catherine Stratton, founder of C.S. Selections and Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador. A native of Los Angeles, Catherine lived in Italy for over six years and is a big fan of southern Italian wines. She tells Monty about the reception of Italian wines in the multifaceted L.A. market and discusses some consumer trends in the area. She also talks passionately about her work as an educator, leading Italian wine tastings for consumers. Catherine and Monty also talk about Italian organic and biodynamic wines.
Maggio 8, 2019

Ep. 199 Monty Waldin interviews Bernardo Pinto (Zahil Importadora)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Bernardo Pinto, technical director for Zahil Importadora in Brazil and Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador. Monty and Bernardo discuss […]
Aprile 24, 2019

Ep. 195 Monty Waldin interviews Sue Tolson (Freelance Writer and Editor)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Sue Tolson, wine writer and editor based in Budapest, Hungary. Sue also contributes to the periodical Wine Sofa which specializes […]
Aprile 22, 2019

Ep. 194 Henry Davar (Vinitaly International Academy Faculty) on Verdicchio

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Henry Davar, Vinitaly International Academy Faculty Member and experienced wine educator. In this educational podcast, Henry offers students of Italian […]
Aprile 17, 2019
Niklas Bergqvist (Sommelier at Vinkallaren Grappe)

Ep. 193 Monty Waldin interviews Niklas Bergqvist (Sommelier at Vinkallaren Grappe)

In this episode, Monty Waldin interviews Niklas Bergqvist, sommelier at Vinkallaren Grappe, a wine club located in Stokholm, Sweden. Niklas is also a certified Vinitaly International […]
Aprile 16, 2019
Sarah Heller MW

Ep. 192 Sarah Heller MW (Vinitaly International Academy Faculty) on tasting

In this podcast Monty Waldin interviews Sarah Heller Master of Wine and Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Faculty Member on the approach to tasting Italian wine devised […]
Marzo 20, 2019
Sarah Heller MW

Ep. 185 Sarah Heller MW (Vinitaly International Academy Faculty) on Barolo

In this episode, Monty Waldin meets Sarah Heller MW who is a member of the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Faculty and teaches the Italian Wine Ambassador […]
Dicembre 5, 2018

Ep. 159 Monty Waldin interviews Michaela Morris (Wine Educator & VIA Italian Wine Expert)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Michaela Morris, wine educator from Canada and Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Expert. Michaela tells Monty about how she got […]
Luglio 4, 2017
Julien Boulard

Ep. 40 Monty Waldin interviews VIA student Julien Boulard

In this episode Monty Waldin meets Julien Boulard who is a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador and wine educator based in China. Julien talks about […]
Giugno 29, 2017
Zhu Mi

Ep. 39 Monty Waldin interviews VIA Candidate Zhu Mi

In this episode Monty Waldin meets Mi Zhu, wine buyer for Amazon China and Vinitaly International Academy candidate in April 2017. Mi Zhu tells Monty all […]

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