Join Stevie Kim on another “On the Road Edition” (found here and on the Italian Wine Podcast) where she travels to yet another wine destination, today she is in the Valpolicella at the Masi Awards with Attilio Scienza. Professore Attilio and Stevie Kim talk about him winning the International Masi Civilta’ del Vino Prize.
Welcome to another installment of #everybodyneedsabitofscienza. Class is in session! If you ever wanted to know about native Italian grapes, soil, terroir, or pretty much anything wine-related, Scienza is your man! He is the most knowledgeable guy we know, but he is also humble and very kind, he loves to impart all he knows to anyone who is interested – he is like an encyclopedia of knowledge, so, listen in and learn – he is also a lot of fun too!
International Masi Civilta’ Del Vino Prize.
The origins of the Masi Prize are to be found in the reflections about regional identity shared by three Veronese friends at the end of the 1970s: Sandro Boscaini, president of Masi Agricola, the writer Cesare Marchi and the journalist Giovanni Vicentini.
The International Masi Civiltà del Vino Prize turns its attention to the wider world of international winemaking and is given to the person who has done most to benefit this ancient art in a ceremony which takes place usually during the harvest period, the happiest and most important time for Valpolicella and for the rest of the wine world too.
If you want to learn more about the Prize
If you want to learn more about the Professore:
The one who checks all the facts and regulates when we mistakenly type “Verdicchio” in place of “Vermentino.” Attilio Scienza is a full professor at the University of Milan in the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences where he teaches courses on genetic improvements to the vine; he also teaches Viticulture in the Master’s program of the University of Turin in Asti. He has been the lead for many national research projects in the field of physiology, agricultural techniques, and vine genetics. He was recently awarded the prestigious Civilta’ del Vino Prize, presented by Fondazione Masi. As the author of over 350 publications on vine and viticulture in national and international journals, you can bet he knows his stuff!
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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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