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Tired of being in lockdown mode? Travel with us as we take a virtual trip to Italy and explore the beautiful Lugana DOC.

We will be joined by the Director of the Consortium, two of the area’s top producers and Lugana DOC's US brand Ambassador. Participants will have an exclusive opportunity to learn more about the region’s viticulture, winemaking and marketing from industry insiders. 

Don’t miss this chance to learn first hand. Perfect for students studying toward the IWS qualification or for anyone interested in learning more about some of Italy’s most exciting wines! Those of you lucky enough to get your hands on a bottle of Lugana liquid gold are welcome to taste along with us! 

Meet The Panel:   

  • Andrea Eby - WSG Italian Wine Programs Coordinator
  • Andrea Bottarel - Director of the Consorizo Tutela Lugana DOC
  • Luca Formentini - Selva Capuzza
  • Nunzio Ghiraldi - Azienda Agricola Nunzio Ghiraldi
  • Susannah Gold - Lugana Brand Ambassador 

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Published in Northern Italy wines
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 12:06

PODCAST: Maurizio Broggi on Northern Italy

Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS, is the Education Director for the Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) program. During an eight-day summer tour, he led a group of IWS educators through three of Italy’s northern wine producing regions, Trentino, Franciacorta and Lugana.

Published in Blog


Located on the beautiful southern side of Lake Garda, the Lugana DOC is home to the Turbiana-based white wines that are increasingly attracting recognition thanks to their fresh acidity, full-body, versatility and ageing potential.

The influence of Lake Garda and the characteristic local clay soils combined with the unique characteristics of the Turbiana grape produces some of the most distinctive white wines of Italy.

Presenter: Susannah Gold

Susannah presents wines and wine regions and through her company Vigneto Communications promotes wine and food products in the U.S. with her team.

She does media, trade relations and often helps to find importers and distribution. 

She holds various wine certificates from schools around the world including an Italian sommelier certificate from the Associazione Italiana dei Sommeliers (AIS), the Diploma in Wines & Spirits (DipWSET) from  the WSET, the CSW and CSS from the Society of Wine Educators and a certification from the Spanish Wine Academy. 

She teaches wine classes, and has written for The Financial Times, Gourmet Retailer, Food, Food & Beverage Business,, the Organic Wine Journal, the Sommelier Journal, F&B Magazine and GDO Week.

She pens a wine blog called

Fluent in English, Italian, and French, she also speaks advanced Spanish and works with clients in all four languages.

Published in Northern Italy wines

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