Let's Talk Wine Biz - wine2wine series

These podcasts introduce some key players in the global wine business and discuss wine in relation to media, social media, communications, international markets. Tune in every Tuesday for some engaging conversations about the wine industry more generally and the role of Italy and Italian wine in it. These interviews were recorded during wine2wine 2017. wine2wine is the wine business forum that provides the “latest market insights and strategic network opportunities for the evolving business in the world of wine” (www.wine2wine.net).

Ottobre 30, 2019

Ep. 243 Sara Norell (Systembolaget AB) on the Swedish alcohol monopoly system and consumer trends

In this episode, which is part of the wine2wine series “Let’s Talk Wine Biz,” Monty Waldin interviews Sara Norell, Director of Assortment, Purchasing, and Supply Chain at Systembolaget AB, the Swedish alcohol monopoly. Sara tells Monty about her career: her beginnings in the hotel business as a sommelier and her current position at Systembolaget. Sara provides useful insights into the way the Swedish liquor board operates in comparison with other national alcohol boards such as those in Canada. She talks about Systembolaget’s commitment to alcohol awareness and to organic wines. In particular, Sara presents some interesting demographics about organic wines in Sweden. Tune in to learn more about the Swedish wine market and their monopoly system.
Ottobre 16, 2019

Ep. 239 Dmitry Fedotov (journalist & brand ambassador at Gambero Rosso) on the Russian wine market

In this podcast which is part of the wine2wine series “Let’s Talk Wine Biz”, Monty Waldin interviews Dmitri Fedotov, Russian wine journalist and Brand Ambassador at Gambero Rosso. Dmitry discusses the trends for wine in the Russian market and talks about his passion for Italy, a country which “is promoting its wine more actively than other countries.” Monty and Dmitry also talk about Russian wine growers and Dmitry’s love for Barbaresco!
Settembre 18, 2019

Ep. 231 Patrick Schmitt MW (The Drinks Business) on publishing a drinks magazine and the UK market

In this podcast Monty Waldin interviews Patrick Schmitt MW, Editor in Chief of The Drinks Business, the English-language print and online magazine for the wine, spirits, and beer industries with offices in London and Hong Kong. Patrick tells Monty how he got into wine, starting from his training in landscape architecture to his Master of Wine studies and then the editorship of the magazine. Patrick talks about the latest trends in the beverage sector, in particular sustainability and the strong position of Italian wines in the U.K. market, from Prosecco to fine wines. Patrick also discusses wine journalism and the ins and outs of publishing a print and online magazine. Tune in to also learn more about Patrick’s passion for historic tennis!
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 […]
Maggio 2, 2019

Ep. 197 Monty Waldin interviews Marino Braccu (Otto e mezzo Bombana Hong Kong)

In this podcast, Monty Waldin interviews Marino Braccu, General Manager at the renowned 8 ½ Bombana Restaurant in Hong Kong (a three star Michelin restaurant). Marino […]
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 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 10, 2019

Ep. 191 Monty Waldin interviews Erik Klein (Wine Export Consultant)

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Erik Klein, wine export consultant based in Slovakia. Erik has more than ten years of experience and has worked with […]
Maggio 29, 2018
Paul Mabray, Emetry.io

Ep. 110 Monty Waldin interviews Paul Mabray (Emetry.io)

In this final episode of our “Let’s talk wine biz – wine2wine series,” Monty Waldin talks to Paul Mabray at Emetry.io to discuss the digital futures […]
Maggio 22, 2018
Rebecca Hopkins (Colangelo & Partners)

Ep. 108 Monty Waldin interviews Rebecca Hopkins (Colangelo & Partners)

In this episode Monty Waldin meets Rebecca Hopkins (Executive Vice President at Colangelo & Partners). Rebecca is originally from McLaren Vale in Australia and has worked […]
Maggio 15, 2018
Felicity Carter, Meininger's Wine Business International

Ep. 106 Monty Waldin interviews Felicity Carter (Meininger’s Wine Business International)

In this episode, Monty Waldin meets Felicity Carter, Editor-in-Chief at Meininger’s Wine Business International to discuss wine journalism. Felicity tells Monty her personal story and her […]
Maggio 8, 2018
Jeffery Tobias Halter, YWomen

Ep. 104 Monty Waldin interviews Jeffery Tobias Halter (YWomen)

In this episode of “Let’s talk wine biz – wine2wine series” Monty Waldin meets Jeffery Tobias Halter, President of YWomen Gender Corporate Consulting. Jeffrey spoke at […]

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