26: Exploring Other Italian Wines with Wanda Mann – #026

It’s time for you to explore Italian wine beyond Chianti, Pinot Grigio, and Prosecco, because there is tremendous bang for your buck to be discovered. Professional wine journalist and Italian wine champion Wanda Mann guides you to the regions where you’ll find great deals and delicious sips. 

Italian wine labels can be confusing, so Wanda helps you decipher them with her insider tips, explaining and pronouncing the key terms that help you find the lesser-known gems. Listen up and she’ll teach you how to “train your wine muscle.” 

About Wanda Mann

Always on a quest to learn more about wine, in 2015 Wanda earned the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) credential from the Society of Wine Educators and has traveled to numerous wine regions, including Spain, France, Portugal, Argentina, and 13 regions of Italy. In 2017, Wanda served as a judge at the Napoli Wine Challenge at the Vitigno Italia wine festival in Naples. Also in 2017, Wanda was inducted as a Cavaliere into the il Sovrano e Nobilissimo Ordine dell’Amarone e del Recioto.  

A native New Yorker and Manhattan resident, Wanda enjoys exploring the world of wine in her hometown by attending numerous tastings and classes. As a student, Wanda spent her junior year of high school in Barcelona, Spain with the School Year Abroad program. Her junior year of college was spent in Toledo, Spain studying at the Fundación Ortega y Gassett. She still dreams of living in España for at least 3 months each year. Wanda is a proud graduate of Phillips Academy (Massachusetts) and Pomona College (California) and her taste in wine has improved dramatically since her college days! 

Wanda’s website: http://winewithwanda.com

Twitter: @winedinewanda (https://twitter.com/winedinewanda)

Instagram: @winedinewanda (https://www.instagram.com/winedinewanda/?hl=en)

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