Podcast: All about Italian Wine Culture
- Scritto da Diana Zahuranec
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A podcast with Paolo from www.disgracesonthemenu.com about Italian wine culture and how I got into wine.
The majority of my wine education and experience has been in Piemonte. Here, I’ve learned that wine isn’t just a beverage, but an integral part of the meal and of huge importance to many people’s lives.
I’ve also learned that I’m completely biased towards Piemontese wines and should probably branch out, but for now I’m content to live in wine country and drink what’s made here!
Here's why I can't complain about living in wine country
I was happy to record my third podcast about wine with Paolo from Disgraces on the Menu. Tune in to hear about differences in North American and Italian winemaking, some of Piemonte’s key grape varieties and wines, and how black wine glasses were a big (and fun!) part of my continued education. Here's a link to the podcast:
[Thoughts on the Table - 37] The Italian Wine Culture, with Diana Zahuranec
Black wine glasses for wine education. Photo from Greg Hirson, Creative Commons.
I love Piemonte’s food and wine, the city of Turin, and my proximity to the Alps! My goal and challenge is to see as much of the region as possible using public transportation, but if you have a car I’d appreciate the ride. My intro to wine was at the Univ. of Gastronomic Sciences, and I love visiting family wineries, plus discovering Piemonte's craft beer scene. I’m hard-pressed to choose a favorite wine, but Nebbiolo never disappoints (from Barbaresco to Ghemme). As for beer, the Birrificio San Michele makes an incredible beechwood smoked brew.