Wine for Normal People (italian wine)

We welcome our new Italy co-host, Filippo Bartolotta, a native Florentine, wine expert, writer, and travel company owner. This fabulous normal wine guy tells us about himself, about Italian wine culture, and about how to get the best out of Tuscan wine!


Show notes with links to producers we mention to come...

Direct download: 175_Ep_175__Tuscany_Overview_with_Filippo_Bartolotta.mp3
Category:Italian Wine -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

We return from our baby and massive home renovation hiatus with a hugely important region in the wine world -- Piedmont, Italy.

We cover the major reds and whites, including Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis, Gavi, and Moscato. This should give you a good base for exploring this region that has a ton of great wines to offer but may be a little daunting to figure out!

Direct download: 102_Ep_102__Piedmont_Italy.mp3
Category:Italian Wine -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

After last episode's overview, we left you hanging! From Super Tuscans to Brunello di Montalcino to Chianti and Vino Nobile and a bunch in between, this week we cover the main wines of Tuscany and give our 2 cents on what's worth seeking out!

Direct download: 84_Ep_084__Tuscany_Wine_Regions.mp3
Category:Italian Wine -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

We tackle one of the most important and diverse regions in Italy, Tuscany. This is the first part of a two part series and lays the groundwork for the next episode, in which we detail the wines and the sub regions. In this episode -- the long, rich history of wine in Tuscany and the geography and climate of the place. Hopefully you find the background as complex and relevant to the wine scene today as we do!

Thanks for listening! Enjoy!

Direct download: 83_Ep_083__Tuscany_Italy_Overview.mp3
Category:Italian Wine -- posted at: 12:02am EDT