Ep. 515 Conte Francesco Marone Cinzano | Monty Waldin
Italian Wine Podcast
Italian Wine Podcast Episode 515 : IWP presents onte Francesco Marone Cinzano interviewed by Monty WaldinThis week Monty Waldin talks to Conte Francesco Marone Cinzano, owner of the Col D'Orcia Winery.Col D'Orcia is a certified organic winery in Sant Angelo Scalo in the south-west of the Montalcino region of Tuscany, Italy. It is the biggest organic wine producer and second-largest producer overall of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG after the nearby Castello Banfi. The origins of the estate dates to 1650, when the family of the cavaliers Della Ciaia established a vast estate near to Sant’Angelo. In 1973 Count Alberto Marone Cinzano acquired the company from the Franceschi family of Il Poggione. At this time Montalcino was relatively unknown but its renown was growing. From 1992 the estate passed to Francesco Marone Cinzano.Learn more about his fantastic winery by going to:https://www.coldorcia.com/
Ep. 371 Monty Waldin on Biodynamic Wine | Certifications
Italian Wine Podcast
Italian Wine Podcast Episode 371: Monty Waldin talks biodynamic wine certification.Why jump through the hoops of biodynamic wine certification?More and more consumers, importers, wine shops, and even state monopolies look to biodynamic wine certification as guaranteeing a standard baseline for quality.Tune in each Wednesday for more biodynamic wine talk with Monty Waldin.Monty's book, "Biodynamic Wine," available from infideas.com, gives a much more thorough account of biodynamic practices and certification.
Ep. 366 Monty Waldin on Biodynamic Wine | Celestial Rhythms
Italian Wine Podcast
Italian Wine Podcast Episode 366: Monty Waldin lets us into the world of biodynamic wines and practices.The position of the moon, sun, and stars have long helped farmers plan activities on their estates. The jury may still be out on whether astronomical phenomena produce a measurable influence on plant growth, but those working to celestial cycles tend to have a good handle on how to organize farm chores.Tune in each Wednesday for more biodynamic wine talk with Monty Waldin.Monty's book, "Biodynamic Wine," available from infideas.com, gives a much more thorough account of biodynamic practices and techniques.
Ep. 361 Monty Waldin on Biodynamic Wine | Teas Decoctions and Essential Oils
Italian Wine Podcast
Italian Wine Podcast Episode 361: Monty Waldin continues to guide our biodynamic wine education.Biodynamic practices tend to use inexpensive, readily-available plants found around the estate, making them a good economic choice in addition to avoiding the use of industrially-synthesized products in the environment.Tune in each Wednesday for more biodynamic wine talk with Monty Waldin.Monty's book, "Biodynamic Wine," gives a much more thorough account of the methods and practices discussed. For a limited time Infinite Ideas is offering a 15% discount off the book. Check Italian Wine Podcast social media channels for details.
Ep 311: Monty Waldin -- Biodynamics, Organics, Sustainability Expert AND Host of the Italian Wine Podcast
Wine for Normal People
Monty Waldin is a British broadcaster, author, and winemaker with a special interest in organics and biodynamics. His first book, "The Organic Wine Guide”, published in 1999, was voted Britain’s Wine Guide of the Year. He has also written award winning books “Biodynamic Wines” and “Wines of South America.” Monty has winemaking experiences in both hemispheres, has had a tv show called “Chateau Monty” (2008) in which he chronicled biodynamic winemaking in the Roussillon of France, he is a contributor to the Grape Collective, Decanter, and contributes the entries on organics, biodynamics and sustainability for the Oxford Companion to Wine. He’s also the host of the Italian Wine Podcast and a pretty awesome dude. A busy guy! In this episode Monty takes us through his journey into wine and clarifies for us the differences between organic and biodynamic wine. He chronicles some of the modern history of biodynamics in Europe and talks about why he sees it as a feasible path for many producers. We then discuss: The challenges for biodynamics (is it just a hippie thing or is it useful?) The differences between organics, biodynamics, and natural wine and the dogma surrounding each. I ask about whether or not bio wine is a real thing or a marketing ploy for most producers We discuss the hard realities of biodynamic and organic farming – the difficulties in marginal climates, the shackles of certification, and the path to better farming and away from “modern” farming We wrap by discussing Monty’s AWESOME podcast, “The Italian Wine Podcast” in conjunction with VinItaly. He talks about how he got into Italian wine, biodynamics in Italy, and ultimately whether we are in a better place in wine than we were when he first started. Thanks to Wine2Wine Verona for inviting me to speak and for allowing me the opportunity to speak with the famous Monty Waldin! Don't forget to order your Wine For Normal People book today!! _______ Thanks to our sponsors this week: Thanks to YOU! The podcast supporters on Patreon, who are helping us to make the podcast possible and who we give goodies in return for their help! Check it out today: https://www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople And to sign up for classes, please go to www.winefornormalpeople.com/classes! Wine Access Visit: www.wineaccess.com/normal and for a limited time get $20 off your first order of $50 or more! I’m so excited to introduce Wine Access to you. Wine Access is a web site that has exclusive wines that overdeliver for the price (of which they have a range). They offer top quality wines by selecting diverse, interesting, quality bottles you may not have access to at local shops. Wine Access provides extensive tasting notes, stories about the wine and a really cool bottle hanger with pairings, flavor profile, and serving temps. Wines are warehoused in perfect conditions and shipped in temperature safe packs. Satisfaction is guaranteed! Check it out today! www.wineaccess.com/normal
In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Catherine Stratton, founder of C.S. Selections and Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador. A native of Los Angeles, Catherine lived in Italy for over six years and is a big fan of southern Italian wines. She tells Monty about the reception of Italian wines in the multifaceted L.A. market and discusses some consumer trends in the area. She also talks passionately about her work as an educator, leading Italian wine tastings for consumers. Catherine and Monty also talk about Italian organic and biodynamic wines.
In this podcast Monty Waldin meets Adriano Zago, biodynamic agriculture consultant specialized in viticulture as well as enologist. Tune in to learn the ins and outs of biodynamic and organic viticulture and the challenges posed by climate change. Adriano tells Monty about his educational path and his approach to dealing with wineries willing to embrace biodynamic and organic farming.
In this episode, Monty Waldin interviews Angelo Peretti, Director of the Consorzio Chiaretto e Bardolino, business strategist, as well as director and wine writer at The Internet Gourmet. Angelo illustrates the wine denominations typical of the Lake Garda area: Bardolino, Lugana, Custoza, Chiaretto, and Bardolino. Angelo focuses on the history of the Chiaretto denomination, its production, vinification, and turn to the rosé style. Monty and Angelo discuss the markets for Chiaretto as well as very interesting food pairings. Tune in for an exciting journey of discovery into one of the most famous Italian rosés.