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Italian Wine Podcast is a podcast project dedicated to the Italian wine world. Wine writer Monty Waldin uncovers the unique Italian wine-making tradition in conversation with some of its key protagonists. Join us for a Cin Cin with Italian Wine People!
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Host Bio: Monty Waldin was the first writer to specialise in organic and biodynamic wines: he sees biodynamics as a tool for terroir-driven wine, not a religion. Monty was filmed making biodynamic wine by the UK’s Channel 4 for his TV series “Chateau Monty”.

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Italian Wine Podcast is a podcast project dedicated to the Italian wine world. Wine writer Monty Waldin uncovers the unique Italian wine-making tradition in conversation with some of its key protagonists. Join us for a Cin Cin with Italian Wine People!
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Host Bio: Monty Waldin was the first writer to specialise in organic and biodynamic wines: he sees biodynamics as a tool for terroir-driven wine, not a religion. Monty was filmed making biodynamic wine by the UK’s Channel 4 for his TV series “Chateau Monty”.

    Ep. 272 --ITALIAN-- Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) sulle Malvasie Part 2

    Ep. 272 --ITALIAN-- Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) sulle Malvasie Part 2

    Professor Attilio Scienza returns to the Italian Wine Podcast to share knowledge of Malvasias in a discussion with Monty Waldin that will surely interest scholars of Italian grape varieties. In part 2 the Professor shares the story of a real-life mystery surrounding Leonardo da Vinci’s ancient vineyard in Milan as well as a fictitious crime story involving the Professor himself as told by Giovanni Negri in his novel, Il Vigneto da Vinci (rest assured: spoilers have been removed). As always, discussions with Professor Scienza are recorded first in Italian then re-recorded in English with Rebecca Lawrence playing the English language voice of Attilio Scienza. Both Italian and English transcripts are made available to assist studious listeners. This is the original Italian recording.

    • 10 min
    Ep. 272 --ENGLISH-- Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) on Malvasie Part 2

    Ep. 272 --ENGLISH-- Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) on Malvasie Part 2

    Professor Attilio Scienza returns to the Italian Wine Podcast to share knowledge of Mavisias in a discussion with Monty Waldin that will surely interest scholars of Italian grape varieties. In part 2 the Professor shares the story of a real-life mystery surrounding Leonardo da Vinci’s ancient vineyard in Milan as well as a fictitious crime story involving the Professor himself as told by Giovanni Negri in his novel, Il Vigneto da Vinci (rest assured: spoilers have been removed). As always, discussions with Professor Scienza are recorded first in Italian then re-recorded in English with Rebecca Lawrence playing the English language voice of Attilio Scienza. Both Italian and English transcripts are made available to assist studious listeners. This is the English Language version of IWP Episode 272.

    • 8 min
    Ep. 271 --ENGLISH-- Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) on Malvasie Part 1

    Ep. 271 --ENGLISH-- Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) on Malvasie Part 1

    Professor Attilio Scienza returns to the Italian Wine Podcast to share knowledge of Malvasias in a discussion with Monty Waldin that will surely interest scholars of Italian grape varieties. In part 1 the Professor gets into the various types of Malvasia and tries to clear up uncertainties surrounding the grape’s many names. Monty and Professor Scienza attempt to place the proliferation of the variety within a historical context and set out to explore its relationships with other varieties. As always, discussions with Professor Scienza are recorded first in Italian then re-recorded in English with Rebecca Lawrence playing the English language voice of Attilio Scienza. Both Italian and English transcripts are made available to assist studious listeners. This is the English language recording of IWP Episode 271.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 271 --ITALIAN-- Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) sulle Malvasie Part 1

    Ep. 271 --ITALIAN-- Attilio Scienza (VIA Chief Scientist) sulle Malvasie Part 1

    Professor Attilio Scienza returns to the Italian Wine Podcast to share knowledge of Mavisias in a discussion with Monty Waldin that will surely interest scholars of Italian grape varieties. In part 1 the Professor gets into the various types of Malvasia and tries to clear up uncertainties surrounding the grape’s many names. Monty and Professor Scienza attempt to place the proliferation of the variety within a historical context and set out to explore its relationships with other varieties. As always, discussions with Professor Scienza are recorded first in Italian then re-recorded in English with Rebecca Lawrence playing the English language voice of Attilio Scienza. Both Italian and English transcripts are made available to assist studious listeners. This is the original recording in Italian.

    • 20 min
    Ep. 270 Cristina Ziliani (Berlucchi Winery) on the Franciacorta Wine Region

    Ep. 270 Cristina Ziliani (Berlucchi Winery) on the Franciacorta Wine Region

    In this episode Monty Waldin meets Cristina Ziliani, daughter of Franciacorta creator and co-owner of Guido Berlucchi - Franco Ziliani. Cristina talks about his father’s dream in 1961 of making a great Italian traditonal method sparkling wine and illustrates the characteristics of the Franciacorta terroir and microclimate near Lake Iseo in Lombardy. Cristina tells Monty about the company’s goal to make their vineyards organic in full (at present 2/3 of their vineyards are organic) and their work with precision farming technologies. She also presents various Franciacorta styles—rosé, Satèn, and zero dosage—and a typical dish from the area, Manzo all’olio, paired with Franciacorta rosé. Tune in to learn more about Guido Berlucchi’s new project with the Erbamat grape variety and don’t miss out on Monty’s attempts to uncover the secret location of the only 2 remaining bottles of Berlucchi’s very first vintage in 1961!

    • 20 min
    Ep. 269 Julia Coney (Wine Writer, Educator, and Consultant) on Diversity in Wine Communication

    Ep. 269 Julia Coney (Wine Writer, Educator, and Consultant) on Diversity in Wine Communication

    In this episode Monty Waldin interviews wine journalist Julia Coney to explore issues of race and language in wine communication in the US. Julia, whose work has been featured in Wine Enthusiast, Forbes, Plate Magazine and others, tells Monty how she got into wine writing after a career as a paralegal and blogging about beauty. Julia discusses her advocacy work that challenges limited assumptions about wine consumers and ethnicity in the United States and encourages further awareness of diversity among American consumers. Tune in to learn how to avoid stereotyping in wine advertising and how to communicate in a more mindful and inclusive way to consumers in the U.S.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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.

Bill in South Jersey ,

Covering the Italian Wine Landscape

The relaxed interview style of Monty Waldin with individuals across the spectrum of the industry from producers to communicators provides great information to those looking to learn more about Italian wine. The podcaster makes Italian wine more accessible to an English speaking audience by explaining the terms/colloquiums of some interviewees who are ESL speakers. Cin Cin!!!

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