When I was in Verona in December to speak at the Wine2Wine conference, I was also did an interview with Monty Waldin for the Italian Wine Podcast series…yet another innovation from Stevie Kim and her team at Vinitaly/Veronafiere that in fact just celebrated its one year anniversary

It was particularly interesting for me to listen to the interview from the perspective what has happened in the three months since it was recorded.  Most notably we’ve seen Amazon move Whole Foods buying from a regional to a national function.  That’s been accompanied by a whole lot of conversation, frustration and innovation on the ecommerce side of the business along with the questions and opportunities raised by the new excise tax law reduction.

Net net conclusion?  I’d like to hear yours!  Please listen to the podcast and let me know what you think.

Here’s a direct link to the podcast of my interview, and I highly recommend you sign up to access the series (via SoundCloud app on ITunes or Google Play.)  The program includes interviews with a bunch of industry luminaries including Alison Napjus of Wine Spectator, Adam Teeter of VinePair.

Also, FYI, I won’t be at ProWein this year, but I will be attending Vinexpo.  Please reach out to me if you would like to set up an appointment to chat there.


Cin Cin.