As is well known around here, we’re huge fans of the WineTwoFive podcast because it gives you a look at the inquisitive, geeky side of wine culture without all the huffery and snootery that much of serious wineblogging and wine social-media’ing is known for. It’s informative without being snobby, entertaining without missing what really matters to wine drinkers.
Lucky for us, I got to appear on the podcast this week, talking about the importance of wine travel, getting outside our touristy comfort zones, and digging into the *real* Italy and the wonderful wine culture you can find off the beaten path. Give it a listen!
The art is definitely found in the glass, but not only in the glass. Walking around an Italian wine producing house, you’re struck by how ubiquitous, how ever-present the beauty can be. Even something as simple as the results of a de-stemming process can captivate.
An interview with my friend Luca Comello of The Winefathers that gives a deeper understanding of their project to bring artisanal Italian winemaking to the forefront. Great work they’re doing to spread awareness for winemakers that wouldn’t otherwise get noticed by importers, distributors, and the wine buying public. All that, and they afford folks a chance to have a row at a vineyard named for them or even get to stay for free at the vineyard?
Join us in Piemonte to see just how special a place Rodello really is. Our friends at Giribaldi will be waiting to greet you with a plate of amazing antipasti and glasses of the best wine tasting experience you’ll ever have. We guarantee it! And the best part? By making a nominal donation to the Winefathers program, you can have a row at the vineyard named for you.