‘The Lockdown Series’ Launches Today By Podcast And On Youtube

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The Italian Wine Podcast production Offers Personal, Light-hearted Insights into the Lives of Italian Wine Icons Including Oscar Farinetti, Lamberto Frescobaldi, Marilisa Allegrini and Others

Italian Wine Podcast and Colangelo & Partners present, “The Lockdown Series”, a production dedicated to Italian wine and its industry leaders during the time of Covid-19. “The Lockdown Series,” was conceived by founder of Italian Wine Podcast, Stevie Kim and refined in collaboration with Gino Colangelo of Colangelo & Partners, the leading communications agency in the US for fine wine and spirits. Every Monday at 2.30pm CET, top representatives of the beverage and hospitality world interview Italian wine icons about how they are managing in a life of social distancing; each episode is accompanied by good food and wine.

The concept consists of a 15-minute dive into the world of each guest, including Eataly’s founder Oscar Farinetti, Matteo Ascheri of the Consortium of Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe and Doliani, director of Prosecco Consortium DOC Luca Giavi, Lamberto Frescobaldi, chief of Frescobaldi wine and Giancarlo Gariglio, curator of the Slow Wine Guide.

Wine author Monty Waldin, the principal host of Italian Wine Podcast for over the past three years, explains why he believes this communication tool is particularly effective: "The podcast format allows a transparent, easy and seamless use: there is no filter between audience and interviewed. For this reason it gives a feeling of intimacy in listening to family stories, wines, innovation and branding, sales or market trends."

The series explores how wine acts as a catalyst for bringing joy and a sense of optimism and renewal to these unprecedented days of isolation. "Italian wine lovers will be curious to know how the luminaries of the Italian wine world are surviving the coronavirus shutdown and what they're drinking," said Gino Colangelo, president of Colangelo & Partners. "I think we're all in for some surprises.”

The series will go live on April 13th and will run through July, via the Italian Wine Podcast: It will also be released on Italian Wine Podcast's Youtube channel.


Italian Wine Podcast is a podcast project dedicated to Italian wine lovers and the world of Italian wine. Now in its third season, it airs on SoundCloud, iTunes, XimalayaFM (for China) and on the official website, informing, educating and entertaining listeners with interviews of famous winemakers and critics, and profiles on the different regions of our country.

Colangelo & Partners is an integrated communication company specialized in fine wine & spirits. With offices in New York and San Francisco, its clientele roster includes leading national and regional consortia and private wineries and distilleries, from Europe, California and around the world.

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