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Podcast on the Wines of Etna with Kevin Day & Rob Clark

Kevin Stops by the Food, Wine & Whiskey Podcast to Discuss the Wines of Etna

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Last week, I joined my friend (and Opening a Bottle subscriber) Rob Clark for a podcast on the wines of Etna. We covered a lot of ground in this episode, in part because Etna covers a lot of Sicily, but also because its fleet of red and white wines are so utterly fascinating.

Together, we tasted the Etna Bianco and Etna Rosso from standout producer, Benanti. A time code of the topics we discussed is listed below.

  • Location and Geography of Etna – 3:10
  • Volcanism – 7:45
  • Brief History & Trajectory of Etna DOC – 19:19
  • Terroir & Why Etna Is So Special – 27:50
    • How That Is Expressed in Etna Bianco – 30:53
    • Etna Bianco Aging – 40:00
    • How That Is Expressed in Etna Rosso – 42:35
    • Other Etna Wines (Rosato, Spumante) – 48:30
  • Benanti winery – 47:55
  • The Contrada System – 50:00
  • How the Region Compares to Other Big Name Regions in Italy – 50:55
  • Key Producers – 55:20
  • Traveling to Sicily – 58:22

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