Italian Wine Podcast

Italian Wine Podcast

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! --- 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”.... Show More

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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 318: "Everybody Needs a Bit of Scienza" is back! Along with their signature banter, Stevie Kim and Professor Scienza take a super interesting question from Francesco Marchio, directly from Hong Kong, about the different PIWI vines varieties. Musical guest: Hazy Place Supported by: Vinitaly International Academy. Join the VIA Community! www.vinitalyinternational.com/vinitaly-international-acad...
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It's time for our weekly reading of the Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine, the new book from Positive Press. Narrator Joy introduces us to the links between the Italian wine and fashion industries. Stay tuned for more "Jumbo Shrimp" readings each Thursday. Supported by: The Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine from Positive Press. Paperback available from positivepress.net, Kindle version on Amazon.
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 316: Vinitaly International Academy Chief Scientist Professor Attilio Scienza is back to talk Verdicchio with Monty Waldin. Monty and the professor take a deep dive into the grape variety for the benefit of our serious Italian wine scholars. This is the dubbed English language version of the "Verdicchio" podcast where Rebecca Lawrence plays the voice of Attilio Scienza. Supported by VIA: Join...
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 315: Vinitaly International Academy Chief Scientist Professor Attilio Scienza is back to talk Verdicchio with Monty Waldin. Monty and the professor take a deep dive into the grape variety for the benefit of our serious Italian wine scholars. This is the original Italian recording of Monty's chat with Professor Scienza. Find the transcript on the Italian Wine Podcast website and stay tuned for the ...
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Laura Maniec-Fiorvanti catches up with Matteo Lunelli and shares the new hobby she’s picked up during lockdown—clamming. Laura has been cooking up some interesting shellfish dishes and she seeks Matteo's advice on how to saber (open Trento DOC bottles with a blade) like a pro. Matteo offers some do’s and don’ts of sabering, shares some anecdotes of his experiences with the technique, and finally opens a bottle of Ferrari. Supp...
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 313: "Everybody Needs a Bit of Scienza" is back! Along with their signature banter, Stevie Kim and Professor Scienza take a super interesting question from Patti Robinson, in LA, about global warming and Erbamat, a new old vine. Musical guest: Lets Apocalypse Later Supported by: Vinitaly International Academy. Join the VIA Community! www.vinitalyinternational.com/vinitaly-international-academ...
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Narrator Joy Livingston brings us yet another installment of the Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine, the new book from Positive Press. This week Joy takes us on a trip through Southern Italy. Stay tuned for more "Jumbo Shrimp" readings each Thursday. Supported by: The Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine from Positive Press. Paperback available from positivepress.net, Kindle version on Amazon.
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 311: Monty Waldin makes a special call to Treviso Province to speak with Primo Franco of Nino Franco Spumanti. (07:15) Primo considered architecture as a profession but ended up an accomplished winemaker. Dry Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Primo Franco 2017 made Wine Spectator's OperaWine list of 100 best Italian wines. Supported by: Smart Working!
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 310: Monty Waldin hears from Vitaliano Tirrito of Bellavista why Franciacorta truly represents Italy. (11:35) Find out what famous footballer shares traits with Vitaliano. Wine Spectator selected Bellavista's Brut Rosé Franciacorta 2014 for the OperaWine list of Italy's 100 best. Supported by: Smart Working!
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 309: Jeff Porter rings Oscar Farinetti of Fontanafredda and Eataly. #iobevoacasa - LOCKDOWN SERIES. Jeff and Oscar talk philosophy, food, Italian wine, books, and Sicily. (00:45) Right off the bat a guitar makes an appearance and Jeff and Oscar break out in song. Supported by: Colangelo & Partners.
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 308: "Everybody Needs a Bit of Scienza" is back! Along with their signature banter, Stevie Kim (risking death in this very episode) and Professor Scienza (not even realizing that Stevie is choking on cake) take a geeky and technical question from Ciro Pirone, in Boston, about soils and vines! Listen up! Musical guest: Atomo. Check him out! https://soundcloud.com/atomo-cares Supported by: Vini...
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Narrator extraordinaire Joy Livingston is back with another installment of the Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine, the new book from Positive Press. This week, we get a quick primer on the history of vines and wine in Italy. Stay tuned for more "Jumbo Shrimp" readings each Thursday. Supported by: The Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine from Positive Press. Paperback available from positivepress.net, Kindle version on Amaz...
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May 12, 2020 11 min
Italian Wine Podcast Episode 306: Monty Waldin gets the rundown on the wines of Irpinia from Monica Colangelo of Azienda Agricola Nativ. (09:25) Nativ focuses on the autochthonous vineyards of their terroir. Irpinia Campi Taurasini Eremo San Quirico 2011 stands out as an exceptional wine on Wine Spectator's OperaWine list of Italy's top 100. Supported by: Smart Working!
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 305: Monty Waldin goes rogue and interviews Graziano Prà of Azienda Agricola di Graziano Prà in Italian, eschewing the standard podcast format! (04:15) Although the buzz around wines from volcanic soils has really increased over the last decade, winemakers in the Soave Territory have been making styles using the elements at their disposal throughout recorded history. Soave Classico Colle Sant’Antonio ...
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 304: Geralyn Brostrom gets the scoop on Tara Empson's wine import/export businesses along with her cake baking habit. #iobevoacasa - LOCKDOWN SERIES. Tara shows off the fondant cake decorations she's been making at home. (04:10) Tara made it her mission to create beautiful cakes after a chance encounter in a Milan bookstore. Supported by: Colangelo & Partners.
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 303: "Everybody Needs a Bit of Scienza" is back! Along with their signature banter, Stevie Kim and Professor Scienza manage to take a question on the uniqueness of vines, from Alice Wong, Hong Kong. Musical guest: tagirijus. Check them out on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/tagirijus/?hl=en Supported by: Vinitaly International Academy. Join the VIA Community! www.vinitalyinternation...
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 300: Monty Waldin and Franco Massolino discuss the Serralunga d'Alba area of the Piedmont region. (06:00) Franco has a hard time imagining a universe in which he isn't a winemaker! Massolino's Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2011 was named to the OperaWine list of Italy's 100 best by Wine Spectator. Supported by: Smart Working!
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 300: Monty Waldin and Sabatino di Properzio of Azienda Agricola Binomio are troopers and make it through episode 300 of the podcast, even with spotty internet service! (01:55) Monty confirms that Sabatino is not in fact crazy for growing Montepulciano grapes that are not especially resistant to disease or stress. Binomio manage their vines for quality non quantity and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2...
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 299: Michelle Erland gets a crash course in agriculture from Lamberto Frescobaldi at his Florence estate. #iobevoacasa - LOCKDOWN SERIES. Lamberto shows off some Angus cattle. It's tough to not be inspired by Lamberto's optimism and world view. Supported by: Colangelo & Partners.
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Italian Wine Podcast Episode 298: "Everybody Needs a Bit of Scienza" is back! Along with their signature banter, Stevie Kim and Professor Scienza manage to take a question on soils, Barolo, and Barbaresco from Gianluca Alaimo di Loro of Big Head Wines in Ontario, Canada. Musical guest: Heavy City from Portland, Oregon. Check them out on bandcamp! Supported by: Vinitaly International Academy. Join the VIA Community! www.v...
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