Folio portfolio featured on The Connected Table SIPS! podcast

FOLIO PORTFOLIO FEATURED ON THE CONNECTED TABLE SIPS! PODCAST

 

We’re so excited to share the following Connected Table SIPS! podcast episodes featuring seven of our esteemed producers: Villa Sandi, Charles Heidsieck, Donnafugata, COPPO, Michael Mondavi Family Estate, Bibi Graetz, and Ricasoli.

The Connected Table SIPS! gives you a taste of something delicious. Hosts Melanie Young and David Ransom taste and talk about wine, spirits, beer, coffee and more with leading winemakers, distillers, brewers and growers from around the world. We like to Eat, Drink & Explore and want to share our discoveries with you. Listen to our short SIPS! anywhere, anytime.

Click on the links below to listen to these episodes on iHeartRadio. They can also be found on iTunes and Spotify.

Francesco Ricasoli, Ricasoli

Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world. The Ricasoli family castle, Brolio, located in the Chianti hills, dates to 1141 and served as a fortress during many wars. Francesco Ricasoli, family steward and company president since 1993, discusses the Ricasoli family history and its role in creating the original formula to make Chianti Classico wines. He provides an overview of Brolio’s vineyards and current wines. www.ricasoli.com

Flavio Geretto, Villa Sandi

As Prosecco’s leading wine estate, Villa Sandi produces wines for all occasions: Prosecco DOC Treviso, Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG and flagship cru, La Rivetta Cartizze DOCG. Export Director Flavio Geretto discusses what distinguishes the Cartizze style and the DOCG’s location and vineyards situated on a steep hill in the heart of the region. We taste 2017 Villa Sandi Superiore di Cartizze La Rivetta DOCG. www.villasandi.it

Philippe André, Charles Heidsieck

In 1851, stylish young entrepreneur, Charles Heidsieck (known as Champagne Charlie), founded his namesake Champagne house in Reims to produce cuvées blended from 40 percent reserve wines averaging 10 years old. Only 60 crus from Champagne are blended to create all Charles Heidsieck Champagnes. Brand Ambassador Philippe André discusses the label’s signature styles and we taste Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV. www.charlesheidsieck.com/en

Jose Rallo, Donnafugata, Sicily

Sicily’s renowned producer, Donnafugata, is run a family passionate about wine, food and culture as a way of life. Donna-Fugata, translates to “woman in flight” which refers to the story of a queen who found refuge in the part of Sicily where the company’s vineyards are located today. Fifth generation family member, Jose Rallo, discusses the vineyards in Mt Etna and we taste Donnafugata 2016 Fragore Etna Rosso DOC. www.donagufugata.it/en

Luigi Coppo, Coppo, Piemonte

Established in 1892, Coppo Winery is one of the oldest family-run estates in Italy continuously making wine in Piemonte for more than 120 years. Coppo is recognized for its range, from sparkling Asti wines to Chardonnays and Piemontese reds. Fourth generation family member, Luigi Coppo, discusses the family’s vineyards in the newer Nizza DOCG (est. 2014), Nizza DOCG regulations and Coppo’s 2016 Pomorosso Barbera DOCG Nizza. www.coppo.it

Sabrina Massola, Michael Mondavi Family Estate

Michael Mondavi Family Estate began making estate wines in 1999 with the purchase of Animo Vineyard in Atlas Peak. Assistant Winemaker Sabrina Massola discusses their flagship white, Animo Heritage Sauvignon Blanc, a barrel-aged wine whose rootstock can be traced to Château d’Yquem. Grapes are sourced from the family’s Oso Vineyard, we taste Animo 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. https://www.michaelmondavifamilyestate.com/

Bibi Graetz, Artisan Tuscan Winemaker

From his medieval Castello di Vincigliata in Fiesole, Bibi Graetz crafts his wines on a hillside overlooking Florence. His four organically farmed estates of both owned and leased vineyards contain many old vines. Graetz also produces white wines from native Ansonica and Vermentino varieties on Isola del Giglio off the Tuscan coast. In 2019 he acquired Hotel Villa Aurora near Florence to convert into winery to produce flagship wines, Colore and Testamatta. www.bibigraetz.com

Chianti Classico’s Francesco Ricasoli
Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world. The Ricasoli family castle, Brolio, located in the Chianti hills, dates to 1141 and served as a fortress during many wars. Francesco Ricasoli, family steward and company president since 1993, discusses the Ricasoli family history and its role in creating the original formula to make Chianti Classico wines. He provides an overview of Brolio’s vineyards and current wines. www.ricasoli.com