The Wines of Antinori


Marchesi Antinori is one of Italy’s most famous wineries. Indeed, the Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Not ones to be stuck in the past, they were also right there at the birth of the “Super Tuscan” with their own Tignanello. In fact, they continually try to be inventive in seeking out partnerships with wineries from other countries and hemispheres, as well as experimentation in the vineyards and cellars, trying different clones, growing techniques, fermentation methods, traditional and modern vinification and aging methods.

Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, all of whom are personally involved in the business. Join us as Allesia Antinori visits in the studio to describe what it’s like to have both the tradition and responsibility of 26 generations to follow in the Tuscany region of Italy.

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5 Responses to “The Wines of Antinori”

  1. 1 Colin Smith Jul 30th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    What a great show! I loved the way you let Alessia do the talking without the need for lots of questions. She is obviously a skilled and passionate communicator. I don’t know how many non USA based listeners you have but as one of them whenever I hear an interview like this, or the one with Jancis ie: ones that aren’t solely on USA based material I know I’m usually in for a treat. Keep them coming!

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch Jul 30th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks Colin. We have a large number of listeners outside the USA. England, Australia, Spain, France seem to be strong for us.

    I feel we have a balanced approach to USA Vs non USA based shows.


  3. 3 Shelly at Oct 14th, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Hi Jay, just ran across this podcast while I was researching the Antinori Family – really great show, thanks for the podcast interview! It is so refreshing that there are still family run and operated wine businesses.

  4. 4 Jim Cramer Oct 19th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Hi, having trouble downloading the file. The size of the file downloaded shows on 142KM and it looks like it should be 36+MB. This is the first time in years that I have had this sort of problem. I listened to the show on a friends iPod just this weekend. The file has changed on the server??? Could you please verify?

    And this also happens when I try to play it directly from the site – it last 3 seconds!

    Thanks, Jim Cramer

  5. 5 GrapeRadio Bunch Oct 20th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Shelly, I could not agree more. Did u c the story on 60 minutes?


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