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Explore Italian Wine Producers by Location

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Listen to the stories of Italy's top wine producers. Explore the map to find your favorite winemakers.

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September 10, 2019

Ep. 228 Cristian Ridolfi (Cantina Santi – GIV) on Lugana and Valpolicella wines

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Cristian Ridolfi, winery manager at Cantina Santi which is part of the Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV) and located in the Illasi valley near Verona. Santi was found in 1843 and now produces its signature Lugana from Trebbiano di Lugana grapes planted in a soil which is rich in clay. Santi alo produces Valpolicella wines such as Valpolicella Superiore, Valpolicella Ripasso and two kinds of Amarone wines, with one Amarone label in particular (Proemio) coming from cru vineyards located in Marano at 500 meters on the sea level. Tune in to also learn more about cherry trees in Valpolicella vineyards!
September 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 […]
September 3, 2019

Ep. 226 Valter Fissore (Elvio Cogno) on Barolo and Nascetta

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews winemaker Valter Fissore, the co-owner of the Elvio Cogno winery with his wife Nadia Cogno. The winery is located in Novello, in the Langhe region of Piemonte, and specializes in the production of Barolo. Valter tells Monty about his family history, about the soil types in his vineyards and Elvio Cogno’s iconic Barolos coming from different bricchi or crus, and his idea and definition of a “post-modern” Barolo. Monty and Valter also talk about the famous clones of nebbiolo grape and discuss unusual food pairings with Barolo. Tune in to also learn more about the indigenous white grape Nascetta grown in Novello and what foods can be paired successfully with it!
August 28, 2019

Ep. 225 Madeline Puckette (Wine Folly) on wine communication, infographics, and big data

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Madeline Puckette, designer, sommelier, and mastermind behind the groundbreaking Wine Folly, book and website that teach about wine through infographics and multimedia materials. Listen to Madeline’s personal forays into the wine world starting from a wine club membership and culminating with the launch of Wine Folly. Madeline, who is a graph tells Monty about her future projects which aims at communicating wine sourcing and exploiting big data about vineyards acreage, production figures and more. Tune for a lively conversation on digital wine communication, infographics, and big data with Wine Folly creator Madeline Puckette!

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