In this episode, we cover all things Sangiovese. Chris Tanghe talks with Frasca Hospitality Group Wine Director Carlin Karr about the versatility of the grape from the sommelier perspective, and Bryce Wiatrak interviews winegrowers Roberto Stucchi of Badia a Coltibuono in Chianti Classico and Tancredi Biondi-Santi of his family's Il Greppo estate in Montalcino.
In light of Steven Spurrier's passing last week, we are rereleasing this 2018 conversation he had with our interim executive director, Chris Tanghe. We remember Steven as a humble leader in the industry, whose passion and curiosity for the world of wine inspired countless others in their careers. We hope you'll enjoy hearing Steven's insights about the UK's wine history and its influence on several of Europe's major wine regions.
Geoff Kruth interviews Jason Jardine, President and Director of Winemaking at Hanzell Vineyards, about his perspective on regenerative farming, and Bryce Wiatrak speaks with Axel Heinz, Winemaker and Estate Director for the iconic Super Tuscan labels Ornellaia and Masseto.
Fred Dame, Brian Julyan, and Ronan Sayburn discuss the foundation of the Court of Master Sommeliers in the UK and US. Geoff Kruth also interviews former Master of the Vintners' Company Rupert Clevely on the organization's history and ties to the formation of the IMW, WSET, and CMS.
This month, we speak with Mary Margaret McCamic about what it takes to achieve the MW title, including the details of her research paper. In the second half of the podcast, we remember the life of Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW.