Episode 682 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner. In this episode Tanya Morningstar Darling interviews Donatella Cinelli Colombini-
These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast!
Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick?
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About today’s guest host:
Tanya Morning Star Darling is a full time wine educator, and writer with nearly 3 decades of industry experience. Her school, Cellar Muse is the approved program provider for Wine Scholar Certifications (French, Italian, and Spanish) in the Seattle area. She is also a Certified Wine Educator, an approved WSET instructor for L1-L4 curriculums, an official Ambassador of Bourgogne Wines, the Official Educational Ambassador of Orvieto Wines, the Educational Chair on the board of the Alliance of Women in Washington Wine, and she is very proud to have recently become a VIA Italian Wine Ambassador!
About today’s guest producer:
Born in 1953 to a family of producers of Brunello di Montalcino, Donatella graduated in History of Medieval Art. In 1993 she founded the “Movimento del turismo del vino” and invented “Cantine aperte”, the day that in a few years brought success to wine tourism in Italy. Currently she teaches wine tourism in the Master graduate programmes of three universities. After 14 years of professional experience in the family business in 1998 she founded her own estate that comprises Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda and Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino. In 2003 she won the Oscar for the best Italian producer awarded by AIS BIbenda and published the “Manuale del turismo del vino” followed in 2007 by “Marketing del turismo del vino”. From 2001 to 2011 she was the Tourism Councillor at the Siena Town Hall. Among her achievements is “Trekking urbano” a new kind of tourism sport, which was exported from Siena to the rest of Italy. IN 2012 she received the International Vinitaly Prize and the following year she was elected National Vice President of “Donne del Vino” and President of the Consortium of Orcia wines. In 2014 she was nominated ‘Cavaliere della Repubbica Italiana”. In 2016 she was elected National president of the Donne del Vino Association.
More about the moderator Stevie Kim:
Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!
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Until next time, Cin Cin!