Welcome back to the first #DolceVitaBloggers of 2019!
#DolceVitaBloggers is a link up for Italy lovers hosted by myself, Kelly of Italianatheart.com, Jasmine of Questadolcevita.com, and Kristie of Mammaprada.com. #DolceVitaBloggers is open for submissions of Italy-related blog posts or YouTube videos starting the third Sunday of each month (January – October 2019). Think of it as a bilingual, virtual aperitivo hour to connect with your fellow Italophiles! You can find out all the details about #DolceVitaBloggers here, or please contact me with any further questions about how to participate!
I am getting my #DolceVitaBlogger submission in this month just in the nick of time! I filmed a video tasting Primitivo from Puglia and Zinfandel from the Central Coast of California side by side. I have head that Zinfandel & Primitivo are actually the same grape variety, but I wanted see for myself how similar they are, and the influence that Californian & Italian terroir have on the grape. I also included some key wine terminology in English & Italian so that language learning can be as easy and fun as wine tasting!
I made sure that all variables except the country of origin were the same, including:
- The cost: around $5.99 each from Trader Joe’s
- The vintage: 2017
- Climate: both from coastal regions (although temperatures in each location might vary a bit)
I recently got my WSET Level 2 certification, and I miss studying for it! I definitely want to continue my formal wine education eventually, but I figured I could still practice and I apply what I’ve learned in the meantime. There is SO MUCH to learn about wine, I don’t think I’ll ever be done learning (and that’s OK)!
I am so excited that I finally have a computer that can handle video, and feel reasonably comfortable with editing on Adobe Premiere Pro. If you want to get into video editing, I have learned everything so far from YouTube tutorials and this AMAZING comprehensive tutorial on Skillshare. I can’t say that I feel 100% comfortable on camera yet, but that is EXACTLY why I want to make videos…there is something oddly satisfying about growing from discomfort. What matters to me more than feeling comfortable is sharing my passion for food & wine, all while learning Italian and I hope that Italian speakers can learn a little English from me too. I have so much planned for my YouTube channel and blog that I am bursting with excitement! The fact that you are here from the beginning MEANS THE WORLD TO ME.