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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. 483 #everybodyneedsabitofscienza | Susannah Gold Question

    Ep. 483 #everybodyneedsabitofscienza | Susannah Gold Question

    It's Freeday! I mean friday lmao sorry my bad. Anyways how was your time off from the office - if you had some time off. Also if you have an office. Ok let me rephrase the question. How are y'all doing today lil Scienzers? 'Coz I sure am excited about this very episode! We're now 2 weeks in 2021 (I think) and I have already been through an indigestion, trying to find the piece of $*^ç that crashed into my parked car and ran, have to move houses -- i'll stop here. The rest was pretty good.

    ANYWAYS today's question comes from the one and only Susannah Gold, aka Susannah Diamond because her Qs are so sharp they cut Scienza to pieces! Ha hahaha - my jokes sucks. Love y'alllll!!!!!

    • 14 min
    Ep. 482 wine2wine Session Recordings | Reaching Through The Screen

    Ep. 482 wine2wine Session Recordings | Reaching Through The Screen

    Reaching Through the Screen by Anthony Giglio and Belinda Chang

    Delivering powerful, impactful, dramatic presentations - taking on a whole new skillset - virtually. Belinda Chang and Anthony Giglio crack the code on delivering two distinctly different styles through a virtual experience.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 481 wine2wine Session Recordings | The Future of American Tariffs

    Ep. 481 wine2wine Session Recordings | The Future of American Tariffs

    The Future of American Tariffs: A Trump Phenomenon or Here To Stay?
    Harmon Skurnik and Mark Fornatale
    Skurnik has been importing wines and spirits from the EU for 33 years, and not once were tariffs considered a serious threat until last year. Now, with the Trump Administration initiating trade wars all over the globe, the threat to EU wine and spirits producers is very real, as evidenced by the October 2019 imposition of a 25% tariff on Spanish, French and German wines, based on the so-called Airbus dispute. Going forward, additional tariff threats loom, due mainly to the Digital Services Taxes being proposed throughout the EU, which the US government calls “discriminatory against US companies”. This situation threatens to bring about new tariffs of up to 100% on wines and spirits throughout Europe, and this time, on Italian wines as well. As a founding board member of the United States Wine Trade Alliance, a trade group doing everything in their power to avoid new tariffs and remove current ones, Harmon is well-equipped to give you the latest updates on this fraught situation, including what the tariff landscape will look like in 2021 and beyond.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 480 Dr. Laura Catena

    Ep. 480 Dr. Laura Catena

    Italian Wine Podcast Episode 480: Monty Waldin hears from Dr. Laura Catena from Catena Zapata

    Dr. Laura Catena is a fourth generation Argentine vintner, physician and author. Catena was born in Mendoza and spent her childhood with her grandfather Domingo at the family's winery in the small village of La Libertad. Laura graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1988 and has a Medical Doctor degree from Stanford University. In 1995 Laura joined her father Nicolás Catena Zapata at the family winery and founded the Catena Institute of Wine with the vision of making Argentine wines that could stand with the best of the world. Find out more in the link below!

    https://catenawines.com/index.php

    • 27 min
    Ep. 479 Steve Raye U.S. Market-Ready | Contracts Part 2

    Ep. 479 Steve Raye U.S. Market-Ready | Contracts Part 2

    Italian Wine Podcast Episode 479: IWP presents "How to Get U.S. Market-Ready" with Steve Raye.

    Find all the resources and examples Steve describes in this podcast on his website, listed below.

    In section 2, Steve talks about minor items of importer-distributer agreements: rights, standards, representations and warranties, IP ownership, AMP, currency etc. Listen up, and take notes!


    Steve Raye, president and CEO of Bevology, Inc. and author of the book "How to Get U.S. Market-Ready," helps wine and spirit brands enter the United States market.

    Bevology, Inc. | bevologyinc.com
    How to Get U.S. Market Ready | italianwinebook.com/index.php/how-t…ne-and-spirits/

    • 10 min
    Ep. 478 #everybodyneedsabitofscienza | Scott Patrick Question

    Ep. 478 #everybodyneedsabitofscienza | Scott Patrick Question

    Italian Wine Podcast Episode 478 "Everybody Needs a Bit of Scienza" edition!

    Stevie and the professor are back to make 2021 special by fielding a question from pod friend Scott Patrick who asks about positives to come out of the wine world in 2020.

    And the professor never lets us down!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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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