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Papa Don't Preach! Lorenzo Scavino's Life as a 5th Generation Winemaker.

Season 4, Ep. 73

MJ’s Guest today is a 5th generation winemaker of Azelia, an historical and small family-run winery founded in 1920, in Castiglione Falletto in the heart of the Barolo region in Piedmont, Italy. Lorenzo attended the Oenological School in Alba, the most prestigious wine school in Italy. Lorenzo graduated summa cum laude with the title of Oenologist. Lorenzo works full time alongside his father Luigi at Azelia participating in every step of the process, from the work in the vineyards to the winemaking and sales management in Italy and around the world. 

 

On this week’s episode, MJ and Lorenzo discuss the pressure and joys of being the 5th generation, only child, to grow up in the wine business, working the vineyards and still not having the pleasure of tasting a 1932 vintage that his father holds so dear!! Lorenzo also shares how the Scavino family hid hundreds of bottles from the Germans during World War II; green harvesting to reduce the yields, Piedmont cuisine and more!


A huge thank you to Lorenzo Scavino! 

Follow Lorenzo on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lorenzo_scavino_azelia/ 

For more information on Azelia visit https://www.azelia.it/en/


This episode’s in studio wine:

  • 2019 Azelia Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco Dell'Oriolo
  • 2017 Azelia Barbera d'Alba Punta
  • 2020 Azelia Langhe Nebbiolo
  • 2010 Azelia Barolo Riserva Bricco Voghera 

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Until next time, cheers to the mavericks, philosophers, deep thinkers, and wine drinkers! 


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Thank you to our sponsor: Thank you to our sponsor: Taub Family Selections. Taub Family Selections is a dynamic fourth generation, family-owned wine import company with a truly enviable portfolio of fine wines from 11 countries. They are proud to represent an exceptional portfolio of high quality, terroir centric and historic producers from around the world. Learn more at www.taubfamilyselections.com


Thank you to our sponsor: Independence Wine and Spirits - or IWS. IWS is owned by the Taub family, who have re-entered the NY wholesale market, bringing the family back to its roots in distribution where they held court from 1951 – 2004. 

To learn more about IWS go to: https://independencewine.com


Thank you to our sponsor: Looking to special order that bottle you had on vacation? Need to find a bourbon your boss has never tried? How about wrapped bottle gifts for teachers, coaches or your salesforce? Grapes The Wine Company can provide all this and more! Zoom tastings, winemaker dinners, wine driven charity events, cellar consultations, stellar suggestions… they do it all. To learn more about GTWC go to: https://www.grapesthewineco.com/


Love this podcast? Love the cool content? Get a producer like mine by reaching out to the badass team at Necessary Media. 

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