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The Italian Wine Podcast is a storytelling project dedicated to the fascinating world of Italian wine. New episodes are published every day – so stay tuned! With more grape varieties and more diverse grape growing regions than any other country in the world, the story of Italian wine is a rich and captivating one. While the popularity of Italian wine continues to grow in every corner of the globe, inspired by a deep affection for the Italian way of life, the Italian Wine Podcast seeks to entertain, educate and inform. Embracing Italian food, travel, lifestyle and culture, IWP has something for every taste!

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The Italian Wine Podcast is a storytelling project dedicated to the fascinating world of Italian wine. New episodes are published every day – so stay tuned! With more grape varieties and more diverse grape growing regions than any other country in the world, the story of Italian wine is a rich and captivating one. While the popularity of Italian wine continues to grow in every corner of the globe, inspired by a deep affection for the Italian way of life, the Italian Wine Podcast seeks to entertain, educate and inform. Embracing Italian food, travel, lifestyle and culture, IWP has something for every taste!

    Garganega, Grillo, Nebbiolo by Nixon Munga | Italian Grape Geek

    Garganega, Grillo, Nebbiolo by Nixon Munga | Italian Grape Geek

    Welcome to Episode 1972 of the Italian Wine Podcast. In this Italian Grape Geek series we explore personal stories of travel and tasting with Italy’s must know grape varieties. 

    In this episode, Nixon Munga geeks out on Garganega, Grillo, Nebbiolo exploring the origins, history and characteristics of the grape, sharing personal connections with wines made from this variety. 

    Chart your own course with My Italian Grape Geek Journal, your personal tasting companion to accompany the series. Support the show by donating at www.italianwinepodcast.com. 

    Donate five euros or more and we’ll send you a copy of our latest book, My Italian Grape Geek Journal. Absolutely free! To get your free copy of My Italian Grape Geek Journal, click support us at www.italianwinepodcast.com or wherever you get your pods. 

    More about today’s host:
    Nixon Munga is a young Kenyan Sommelier who caught the wine bug while in his first year of architecture school. He went on to get his WSET 2 and 3 in wines and worked as sommelier at Movenpick Hotel and Residences Nairobi. Nixon's dedication to continuous improvement is evident in his pursuit of the French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Ambassador Certifications. He currently consults in beverages in Nairobi, Kenya as he treads the balance with his final year in architecture school. He brings a true passion for beverages and hopes to become the first Kenyan Master of Wine

    Connect:
    Instagram: @winearchitectke
    LinkedIn: Nixon Munga

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    • 23 min
    Giulia Stocchetti interviews Lamberto and Lodovico Montresor | The Next Generation

    Giulia Stocchetti interviews Lamberto and Lodovico Montresor | The Next Generation

    Welcome to Episode 1971 in which host Giulia Stocchetti interviews Lamberto and Lodovico Montresor  this week on The Next Generation. Two brothers, fifth generation of Ottella wine producers, working together making different Lugana expressions, enhancing its complexity, versatility and ageability. All of that, in a family-run winery that combines modern art, architecture, sustainability, biodiversity and nature on Lake Garda.  

    More about today’s guest
    The Montresor family has been at the helm of Ottella winery for four generations. The company was started by Lodovico, father of Francesco and Michele, a wine entrepreneur and passionate collector of artworks. In the book "The province of Verona and its wines, 1900", the historian Giovan Battista Perez testifies how the Montresor family was, in 1905, the only one to produce Lugana in the Verona area.

    In 1964 Lodovico Montresor, together with Professor Michele Vescia of the University of Brescia and the engineer Turlini, had the intuition to design and delimit this very precious area called Lugana, giving it its own geographical conformation and its own identity. The result was the birth of the Lugana appellation three years later, in 1967.
    In the mid-eighties, Ottella acquired new impetus when Francesco, freshly graduated in law, joined his father. Francesco Montresor, President of the Lugana Protection Consortium from 2007 to 2013, was then joined in 1993 by Michele, current president of the Venetian Winemakers Association.
    In 2013 the project for the new winery began: a unique place, intended to represent the values of the company, the love for the vineyard, the landscape and art. Ottella today is a 90 hectare reality in Lugana.
    Lodovico and Lamberto work alongside their father and uncle in the company... from father to son: past, present and future. A beautiful Italian story!

    Connect: 
    Website: https://www.ottella.it/ 
    Instagram: ottellawinery 
    LinkedIn: Lamberto Montresor 
    Facebook: ottellawinery

    More about the host: 
    Giulia is an AIS Sommelier and holds the WSET Diploma. She has 360° experience in the cellar, harvesting, tasting and teaching. Enthusiastic communicator of wine, she believes every bottle is a small universe to discover and her slogan is “sharing wine means love.”
    She’s passionate about terroir wines made with autochthonous grape varieties and constantly looking for them and their small producers.

    Connect:
    Facebook: Giulia Stocchetti Caravaggi
    Instagram: theWineSoulGirl
    LinkedIn: Giulia Stocchetti Caravaggi

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    • 32 min
    Marco Gandini Narrates Pt. 73 | Italian Wine Unplugged 2.0

    Marco Gandini Narrates Pt. 73 | Italian Wine Unplugged 2.0

    Welcome to Episode 1970 –Part 73 of this fantastic wine book series in which Marco Gandini narrates the new Mamma Jumbo Shrimp Guide, Italian Wine Unplugged 2.0. Today, Marco narrates: Lesser Known grape varieties: Biancolella, Brachettone del Roero, Cagnulari, Canina Nera, Caprettone, Carica L'Asino, Casavecchia, Casetta

    Each week, Marco will provide some new quality edutainment, as he reads from the second edition of this wine geek smorgasbord. 

    Italian Wine Unplugged 2.0, offers a comprehensive guide to the world of Italian wine and winemaking with contributions from Professor Attilio Scienza (including his groundbreaking research on the topic), has won the prestigious OIV - International Organisation of Vine and Wine Award 2023 in the Wines and Territories category.

    Get a copy on Amazon: https://amzn.eu/d/ajX2gwN 

    To learn more visit:
    Website: www.mammajumboshrimp.com

    More about the Narrator:
    Marco Gandini is a Communications Manager at Vinitaly International, he also seems to love being a student since he is always studying and harnessing his brain! When he is not helping out with events in the office such as wine2wine, or helping out the social media department, he can be found in the Italian Wine Podcast booth, narrating this very very long book!!!

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    • 10 min
    Piemonte Travel Series: Chiara Boschis | On The Road With Stevie Kim

    Piemonte Travel Series: Chiara Boschis | On The Road With Stevie Kim

    Welcome to Episode 1969 of On The Road Special Edition. Stevie Kim heads to the Ceretto winery in the Piedmont region of northern Italy where she meets Chiara Boschis of Azienda Agricola E. Pira e Figli Chiara Boschis

    Discover the history of the ancient estate where the winery is located, the development of this extraordinary family winery, and the winemaking techniques involved in producing its famous Barolo wines.

    More about the winery: 
    The Piras were an ancient family of winemakers, mentioned in parish registers since the 17th century, who also became winemakers between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Gigi Pira, legendary exponent of the old school of production, created his wines by assembling grapes from his own plots of Cannubi, San Lorenzo and Via Nuova. He maintained that, just as cows must graze on the best pastures to produce excellent milk, only the best vineyards must be chosen for wine. But Pira's attachment to tradition did not stop there: he was in fact the last remaining winemaker
    carry out the pressing and production by foot without the support of any technical means. Since 1980, continuity has been guaranteed by Chiara Boschis and her parents Franco and Ida, already linked to the Pira by deep friendship and mutual esteem and representing a historic family of Barolo producers since the 18th century, now in its 9th generation. After graduating, Chiara began to follow her passion for wine and her world full time, becoming one of the first female producers of Barolo at the end of the 1980s. By taking care of this "little big house" she brought a breath of renewal to the cellar and
    in the production style. Since 2010, Chiara has been joined in the ownership of the company by her brother Giorgio who shares with her the great passion for working in the vineyard and in the cellar, also with thirty years of experience. The work on the vines, strictly manual, is carried out with extreme care and respect for the environment, following the dictates of organic cultivation, for which the company has been certified since the 2014 harvest. Production is very limited (around 40,000 bottles per year), coming from directly produced grapes.

    Connect: 
    https://www.pira-chiaraboschis.com/ 

    More about the host Stevie Kim:
    Stevie Kim hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!

    Connect:
    Social Links: https://zaap.bio/steviekim 
    Website: https://www.vinitaly.com/eventi/operawine/stevie-kim/ 

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    Remember to follow us!! - Travel Italy, food and wine, winery visits and so much more!

    • 17 min
    VIA 2024 - Magna Graecia  Where it all began? pt 1 of 3 | Everybody Needs A Bit Of Scienza

    VIA 2024 - Magna Graecia  Where it all began? pt 1 of 3 | Everybody Needs A Bit Of Scienza

    Welcome to Episode 1968, where Prof. Scienza takes questions from the wine community and answers them in his inimitable way! These shows are generally in the Italian language. Today’s episode is a recorded session from VIA Verona 2024 Seminar: Magna Graecia - Where it all began? pt 1 of 3

    Abstract: 
    Beginning in the 8th century B.C., Greek expansion into Italy fostered the spread of winemaking innovation in the South and Sicily, bringing improvements and changes in both viticulture and winemaking. Wine had an important symbolic and cultural value for the Greeks, and was at the heart of Dionysian mysticism. During this masterclass, Professor Attilio Scienza will explore these topics and their legacy.

    If you want to learn more about the Professor:
    The one who checks all the facts and regulates when we mistakenly type “Verdicchio” in place of “Vermentino.” Attilio Scienza is a full professor at the University of Milan in the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences where he teaches courses on genetic improvements to the vine; he also teaches Viticulture in the Master’s program of the University of Turin in Asti. He has been the lead for many national research projects in the field of physiology, agricultural techniques, and vine genetics. As the author of over 350 publications on vine and viticulture in national and international journals, you can bet he knows his stuff!
    To find out more about Attilio Scienza visit:
    https://www.vinitaly.com/formazione/vinitaly-international-academy/attilio-scienza/

    More about the host Stevie Kim:
    Stevie Kim hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!

    Connect:
    Social Links: https://zaap.bio/steviekim 
    Website: https://www.vinitaly.com/eventi/operawine/stevie-kim/ 

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    • 36 min
    Export Maps- Vinitaly's initiatives for the Internalisation of the Italian wine | wine2wine Business Forum 2023

    Export Maps- Vinitaly's initiatives for the Internalisation of the Italian wine | wine2wine Business Forum 2023

    Welcome to Episode 1967, where we present the session recordings from the wine2wine Business Forum 2023. In today's episode, we delve into- Export Maps- Vinitaly's initiatives for the Internalisation of the Italian wine. Focus: USA, Asia & Eastern Europe with data from the UIV-Vinitaly Wine Observatory illustrated by Carlo Flamini , with speeches by Federico Bricolo , president of Veronafiere, Maurizio Danese , CEO of Veronafiere, and Lorenzo Galanti, general director of ITA - Italian Trade Agency

    Italian Wine Podcast is proud to be a media partner of wine2wine Business Forum and we are pleased to present this series of market focus sessions, recorded during the Forum held in Verona in November 2023.

    wine2wine Business Forum is an international wine business event, held annually in Verona, Italy since 2014. The event is a key annual  reference point for wine producers and wine professionals from around the world, providing an opportunity to network, develop and expand their wine business worldwide.

    Find more about wine2wine Business Forum: https://wine2wine.net/ 

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    Thanks for tuning in! Listen to more stories from the Italian Wine Community here on Italian Wine Podcast!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Diana Irigaray ,

Podcast

Great interviews!!
You should talk about other opportunities in the wine industry besides winemakers.
I handle the TTB international side and it can be a challenge and never dull

Laytony10 ,

Love Monty’s personality and of course Italian Wine

Monty’s personality is fantastic. Funny, very knowledgeable. He’s very witty with the all winemakers or owners of the vineyard that makes the interview so engaging. This is fantastic listen! If you love wine and like a little humor on a dry topic ;) you will absolutely love this, especially if you love Italian wine!

Palm Springs Sommelier ,

Insightful and entertaining

Informative and nuanced, Monty approaches each interview with a keen interest in showcasing the best producers that articulate the special qualities of each regional wine found throughout Italy. Truly unique and a must listen for anyone interested in furthering their Italian wine knowledge.

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