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29 Gennaio, 2020

Ep. 264 –ITALIAN– Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) sul Vermentino

Original educational podcast recorded in Italian language. Italian Wine Podcast favorite (and Vinitaly International Academy Chief Scientist) Attilio Scienza returns to go another round with Monty Waldin. This time the two discuss Vermentino—its origins, etymology, preferred climate, soil, and importance in Italian viticulture and oenology. Monty grills Professor Scienza in near perfect Italian with an ever-so-slight Tuscan lilt. The professor is up for the challenge and offers insight into this grape variety that will surely interest wine scholars such as VIA candidates. As in previous iterations we offer both the original, Italian version as well as the English language recording, read by future voice of the BBC and WSET Programme Provider, Rebecca Lawrence. Though we’ll dig deep and may mention terms such as “flysch,” attentive listeners will also catch food pairing suggestions. Please find a full Italian transcript of this interview at the show's official website, www.italianwinepodcast.com.
29 Gennaio, 2020

Ep. 264 –ENGLISH– Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) on Vermentino

English language translation of episode 264 (originally recorded in Italian). Italian Wine Podcast favorite (and Vinitaly International Academy Chief Scientist) Attilio Scienza returns to go another round with Monty Waldin. This time the two discuss Vermentino—its origins, etymology, preferred climate, soil, and importance in Italian viticulture and oenology. Monty grills Professor Scienza in near perfect Italian with an ever-so-slight Tuscan lilt. The professor is up for the challenge and offers insight into this grape variety that will surely interest wine scholars such as VIA candidates. As in previous iterations we offer both the original, Italian version as well as the English language recording, read by future voice of the BBC and WSET Programme Provider, Rebecca Lawrence. Though we’ll dig deep and may mention terms such as “flysch,” attentive listeners will also catch food pairing suggestions. Please find a full English transcript of this interview at the show's official website, www.italianwinepodcast.com.
28 Gennaio, 2020

Ep. 263 Annette Scarfe MW (Wine Consultant) on the MW Journey and the Singapore Wine Market

Annette Scarfe MW visits Monty Waldin at Itialian Wine Podcast home base to discuss her journey from corporate banking to Master of Wine. At the peak of a successful banking career in Singapore, Annette was asked by her company to pick up and move to South Africa. Instead, she “retired” to follow her passion for wine. Annette describes what she believes are the most important factors shared by successful MWs as well as the biggest pitfalls along the way. Listen in to a conversation that ranges from home wine bottling kits to the many Italian wines finding popularity in Singapore. Warning: this episode contains content that may cause the listener to travel to Singapore to experience “bottomless” brunch culture in person.
22 Gennaio, 2020

Ep. 262 Bruce Sanderson (Wine Spectator) on Wine Journalism, Barolo and Montalcino

Senior Editor at Wine Spectator Bruce Sanderson joins Monty Waldin on the podcast to talk about his career in wine journalism and Italian wine trends in the United States. Former model and actor in Australia, Canada, and the United States, Sanderson tells Waldin how he got into wine and about his beginnings as a sommelier in New York. Sanderson also talks about his approach to wine writing and wine tasting and discusses his work at Wine Spectator, particularly in relation to Italian wine and his areas of expertise (Piemonte and Toscana). Tune in to learn more about current U.S. trends with regards to Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto and the rebirth of Montalcino and its Brunello.
21 Gennaio, 2020

Ep. 261 Ondine de la Feld (Tenuta di Tavignano) on European Influences and Marche Traditions

Ondine de la Feld of Tenuta di Tavignano takes time out from wine2wine 2019 to speak with Monty Waldin and help us understand the wines that come from “le terrazze delle Marche,” or the stage that looks out from the Apennine Mountains toward the Adriatic Sea. Ondine paints a vivid picture of how the physical landscape coupled with calcareous and argillaceous soils help produce special wines, such as Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Rosso Piceno, near the town of Cingoli, Italy. She tells her story with a backdrop of Picene and Roman influences and we learn why the Marche of present day is a hotspot of organic agriculture, biodynamic wines, and cooperatives that add value to the region. Listen in to find out why Gambero Rosso rates Tenuta di Tavignano’s Misco.
15 Gennaio, 2020

Ep. 260 Lawrence Francis (Interpreting Wine Podcast)on Wine Podcasts

Lawrence Francis, host of the Interpreting Wine Podcast, joins Monty Waldin in the wine bunker to discuss his path to become a prolific podcaster. Lawrence, previously a qualified business psychologist, only entered the “world of wine” in 2017 when he began driving around Spain to interview wine producers. The Interpreting Wine Podcast explores trends in the wine industry, and Lawrence interviews “…growers, importers, merchants, bar/shop/restaurants and everything in between.” Here, he describes what it took to find his voice, refine his craft, and leave a successful earlier career behind! Lawrence sees room for growth in the podcast space and he seeks to inspire others to launch their own creative endeavors—he even makes available a free guide to podcast startup equipment on his website: interpretingwine.com/kit. Get to know a fellow podcaster who embraces change and manages to find the positive side of every situation.

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