Category Archives: Italy

Wine for Normal People Podcast — Ep 182: Marina Marcarino of Punset, Organic Winemaking Pioneer of Barbaresco

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_182__Marina_Marcarino_of_Punset_Organic_Winemaking_Pioneer_of_Barbaresco.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:24:58 — 97.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSContinuing the Women’s History Month winemaker series, I speak with Marina Marcarino of Punset in Barbaresco, Italy. She is one of Italy’s most respected and influential female winemakers. In the late 1980’s, she ignored...

Wine for Normal People Podcast: Audio blog 13 — Cool Weather Whites

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_13__Cool_Weather_Whites.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:43 — 9.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen the weather is cold, I often just want to reach for a red. It’s got higher alcohol, is served at a warmer temperature, and it’s great with hearty food. But I’m here to...

Wine for Normal People Radio — Ep 168: Campania, Italy

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_168__Campania_Italy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:07 — 55.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn the shin of Italy’s boot, Campania is the province south of Rome. The area encompasses the tourist areas of Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and some of the most unique, tastiest wines in...

Montepulciano, Italy’s Red Gems: A Spotlight on Avignonesi

In and around the Tuscan town of Montepulciano, southeast of Florence and Siena, a clone of Sangiovese grows in dark, deep soils. The reds from this region taste more brooding and earthy than Sangiovese from other famed parts of Tuscany and despite their depth, they are often overshadowed by their...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 108 — Vinport.com Wines for August/September 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/108_Ep_108__Vinport_Wines_August_2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:50 — 30.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this podcast we review the six selections on the vinport.com/wfnp page. As M.C. Ice says — these selections just keep getting better. This is an amazing batch and one you’ll want to hear about, even if...

Sagrantino di Montefalco: An Umbrian Masterpiece in a Bottle

When we think of Italian wine the big regions come to mind — Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, even Sicily. My guess is that although most people are aware that Italians grow wine grapes in virtually every sidewalk crack, they aren’t familiar with where some of the better esoteric cracks are. So if you...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 102 — Wines of Piedmont, Italy

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/102_Ep_102__Piedmont_Italy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWe return from our baby/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...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 084 — Tuscan Wine Regions

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/84_Ep_084__Tuscany_Wine_Regions.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:10 — 20.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter last episode’s Tuscany Overview, we left you hanging! Well this week we pick up where we left off… From Super Tuscans to Brunello di Montalcino to Chianti and Vino Nobile and a bunch...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 083 — Tuscany Overview

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/83_Ep_083__Tuscany_Italy_Overview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:05 — 17.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWe tackle one of the most important and diverse regions in Italy, Tuscany. This is the first of a two part series and lays the groundwork for the next episode, in which we detail...

Wine Reviews Podcast: Grapes, regions, and 6 Fabulous Wines from Vinport (Italians, French, and an Argentinean)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Wine_Reviews__September_2013_Vinport_Selections.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:31 — 15.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSBy request from normal wine people who have ordered wines from Vinport/WFNP, we did a podcast on the six wines offered in September through our partnership (full disclosure: I get a small cut of...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Episode 80 — Veneto, Italy

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/80_Ep_080__Veneto_Italy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:32 — 23.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you’re going to tackle sub-regions of Italy, you probably should do the biggest volume producer of the country first, right? And that would be Veneto.  Home of Verona, Venice, and Vicenza this area...

5 Intense Italians You Need Now

In preparation for the podcast on an Italian sub-region — stay tuned for which one —  I realized that I neglected to post up fabulous Italians that I tasted and approved for sale on Vinport (from our Shameless Commerce Division — I do get a small cut of the profits,...