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Author: Paul Caputo

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A podcast about Italian wine. With a focus on the trade in the UK, the Italian Job is packed with conversations with merchants, producers and writers, as well as the latest news, reviews and gossip from the world of Italian wine.
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This is episode 12 of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. In this episode, Alessandro Masnaghetti talks about his career as a wine writer and how he came to be producing some of the most important map studies in Italian wine. He is best known for his work in Barolo and Barbaresco but Alessandro has been mapping other regions such as Valpolicella, Bolgheri and Lugana. As this is the last episode in the first series, Richard Siddle of The Buyer reflects on some of the events and changes that have emerged during lockdown and we consider the opportunities for the wine trade over the next few months.---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode 11 of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. In this episode, Manfred Ings, the highly acclaimed winemaker at Azienda Agricola Querciabella talks us through this top Chianti Classico estate's plant-based biodynamic philosophy. Richard Siddle of The Buyer gives us an aerial view of the market for organic and biodynamic wines in the UK; we look into consumer demand for these wines and ask whether or not the different accreditation bodies help or hinder our understanding of what terms such as organic, vegan and biodynamic really mean.---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode ten of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. In this episode, Stevie Kim walks us through the different marketing and PR projects that combine to make VinItaly International one of the most powerful and unique promotional machines around. Richard Siddle of The Buyer gives us a headline overview of how different country-level wine marketing initiatives navigate the UK trade.  ---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode nine of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. Fortified wines may not be at the height of casual wine drinker demand at the moment, but but Marsala's almost 250 years of fortified wine production is worth celebrating. Produced in a number of different styles that touch on colour, maturation length and sweetness, there is a world to discover. Winemaker and avid collector Ivan Cappello talks us through Marsala's history, starting with its creation in the late 18th century by John Woodhouse of Liverpool. Richard Siddle  of The Buyer also talks us through our changing attitudes to fortified wine and what the trade might be able to do to jump start our appreciation of these unfashionable pillars of wine culture.---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode eight of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. The fine wine market has seen rapid growth in Italian wine prices over the last few years and following fast in the footsteps of some of the SuperTuscans is a new group of low production, cult status single vineyard wines from Barolo and Barbaresco. In this episode James Miles of the Liv-Ex trading platform talks about what the outlook is for Italian wines and whether investors should be putting their money into some of the new kids on the investment wine block.---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode seven of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. The world of wine journalism and publishing is a fascinating space and offers plenty of opportunity for memorable anecdotes. In this episode Richard Siddle of The Buyer talks about his career as a wine business journalist as well as his time as editor at Harpers, and fellow Italian Wine Ambassador Kevin Gagon looks back at his writing career and discusses some of the grapes and regions that keep him passionate about Italian wine.---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode six of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. Wine competitions are a regular part of the wine promotion calendar these days but do we need them? Do consumers trust in medals? Are producers getting what they need out of them? Richard Siddle of The Buyer talks about how wine competitions might evolve and Mario Bonamici introduces us to Concorso di Vermentino, his specialist Sardinian competition designed to showcase just one grape variety. ---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode five of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. The global shutdown has inspired a mass adoption of digital tools to try to communicate with customers. Richard Siddle of The Buyer talks about which technology and media ideas will stick around, how remote working might evolve and why direct to consumer culture doesn't signal the end of experts. Gaia Rossi will also discuss Milan Wine Week's new crowd funding platform CrowdWine and Anthony Swift reflects on Italian Wine Week, his online b2b workshops that took place in May.---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode four of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. Frascati was once one of the UK's favourite everyday drinking wines, but competition from elsewhere and a touch of complacency from growers meant it gradually disappeared from sight. For many new wine drinkers, Frascati is just an obscure name from central Italy, yet it carries plenty of historical weight. Richard Siddle of The  Buyer talks about wine fashions and how trends wax and wane, Ole Udsen reminds us of what is special about Frascati and Chiara Iacoponi introduces us to Roma DOC, a neighbouring appellation that evokes the eternal city. ---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode three of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. Pinot Grigio has a bad rep in the UK and yet sales show no sign of slowing down. Richard Siddle of The Buyer provides looks into the figures, Writer Matteo Bellotto takes us through his impressions of Pinot Grigio grown in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and Karoline Walch introduces her family estate and this influence of the steep slopes of Alto Adige on trying to make premium Pinot Grigio.---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is episode two of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. With summer on the horizon, the gastronomic rosé wines of Salento in Puglia could be set for a strong showing in the UK. Richard Siddle of The Buyer provides his take on the pink wine category before Elizabeth Gabay MW muses on Salento and the significance of the Negroamaro grape behind the region's progress. You can also read more on the topic on Paul Caputo's article - Salento and the Re-emergence of its Rosato Tradition---Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
This is the very first episode of The Italian Job, a podcast about Italian wine hosted by wine writer and critic Paul Caputo. There's good conversation with the show's sponsor Richard Siddle of The Buyer, and with Graft Wine's Nik Darlington. We speak about their impressions of life under lock down and what ideas they have to help their businesses cope with the fallout of Covid-19. ----Produced and hosted by Paul Caputowww.vinorandum.com
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