Ep. 720 Andrejs Batkilins Interviews Filippo/Beatrice Contini Bonacossi | Ambassador’s Corner

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Episode 719 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Andrejs Batkilins IWA interviews Filippo and Beatrice Contini Bonacossi of Tenuta di Capezzana. 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?

About today’s guest host:
Andrejs Batkilins IWA is a wine writer and the owner and scholar of “Prosecco & Lambrusco” wine club in Latvia. In 2018 he obtained the WSET Level II certification. He became Italian Wine Scholar at Wine Scholar Guild in 2019 and Italian Wine Ambassador of Vinitaly International Academy in 2021.

If you want to learn more about today’s guest host, you can by visiting:
Instagram: @andreabatkilin
https://www.facebook.com/andrey.batkilin

About today’s guest producers:
Beatrice Contini Bonacossi (or “Bea” for short) is a family proprietor and international ambassador for the Capezzana estate in the Northwest corner of Tuscany, in the small appellation of Carmignano.She is fluent in French, English, and Italian with some knowledge of Spanish. She represents her family’s wines and the Capezzana legacy around the world.
Bea’s first job at the estate came by chance when her late older brother, Vittorio Contini Bonacossi, noted agronomist and winemaker, sought a translator for unexpected visitors. Vittorio immediately recognized his sister’s potential for customer relations. Her other skill, discovered while she was a student in England, was sales. Soon after, her father, Count Ugo, sent Bea to the U.S. for a few weeks to study the nuances of the U.S. market with wine-industry legend Philip di Belardino, in New York.
Filippo Contini Bonacossi is the fourth generation of Contini Bonacossi’s family at Capezzana Estate. Filippo was born in Pisa on July 26, 1964, the last of seven children.
He studied Agriculture at University of Florence.He has been working at Capezzana for over 25 years together with his 2 sisters Beatrice, sales Director and Benedetta the winemaker. He is in charge of a very important product for Capezzana: The Extra Virgin Olive Oil. He takes on the administration part of the business, and travels around Italy to work with the Sales Team. He is in charge of Capezzana Social Media, a very important tool to promote his wines.

If you want to learn more about today’s guest producers, you can by visiting:
http://www.capezzana.it/index.php/it/

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!

To find out more about Stevie Kim visit:
Facebook: @steviekim222
Instagram: @steviekim222
Website: https://vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/

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