Episode 853 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Wayne Young interviews Ivan Rapuzzi. These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast!

Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick?

About about today’s guest host:

Wayne Young is a transplanted American living and working in Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy since 1998. After being awarded the WSET Diploma and stints working for Wine Spectator Magazine and as a somm at Joe Bastianich's Becco restaurant in New York, he decided to try his hand at cellar work. His plan was to return to New York and start a new chapter in the wine business after his first harvest... But three months became 4 years, and after marrying his Italian girlfriend, he moved to Udine permanently in 2002. HE LOVES the wines from this region, and he loves being able to have these conversations with the people who create them.

If you want to learn more about today’s guest host, you can by visiting:

Facebook /Waynegrape

Instagram /Waynegrape

Twitter @Waynegrape

LinkedIn Wayne Young

Website LaTavernaFriuli.it

More about today’s guest producer:

“While Dina and Paolo Rapuzzi, who founded it in 1970, were attracted by wine growing as a way of living, their children Pierpaolo and Ivan belong to a generation that was “raised among the vines”. Both of them have, in fact, a degree in Food Sciences and are agrarian experts; they firmly support the Ronchi di Cialla policy and immemorial wine making tradition in Friuli.”

“We were one of the first winemakers to adopt integrated agriculture, with low environmental impact. All vineyards are planted with grass. Parasite control (both fungi and arthropods) is kept to a minimum degree by using highly transitory contact or biological products only. We want to get top quality grapes, which are totally free of chemical residues.”

If you want to learn more about today’s guest producer, you can by visiting:

Facebook /Schioppettino

Instagram ronchi_di_cialla

Website RonchidiCialla.it

More about the moderator Stevie Kim:

Stevie 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!

To find out more about Stevie Kim visit:

Facebook: @steviekim222

Instagram: @steviekim222

Website: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/

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