May 09, 2012 1 comments
An interview with ‘I Am Wine’ filmmakers Michele and Nicola Finotto
I am Wine is a project created by Uncle and nephew (although they’re about the same age!) Michele and Nicola Finotto.
After dropping out of college, they “set off on a search to understand the ancestral relationship between mankind and Earth”. Quite the undertaking! What they ended up doing was make a series of films about artisan winemakers following the traditional practices of their ancestors. They posted all the videos on their website, and they now sell the wines they feature. Their particular focus has been on Georgia, the oldest recorded winemaking country on earth.
I met Michele and Nicola at Vini Veri’s fair outside Verona last month. I was interested in chatting with them about their videos, but mostly about Georgia’s fascinating wine traditions.
Nicola was shy about speaking English so Michele was speaking for both of them. Have a listen on the player above to what they had to say.
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