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The Aviana Wine brand is the result of combining the 4th generation of a historic wine brand (Charles Krug Winery, first established in 1862),

-with an off-shoot winery that is predominantly owned by women who exhibit the courage and grace of the family’s immigrant matriarch (C Mondavi & Family),

-a passion to passionately support nonprofit causes (Equality Now), and blend it all into a wine brand that is enhanced with innovative augmented reality technology.

-What’s more, the juice is sourced from three European countries to provide a certain je ne sais quoi!

This is Aviana. Giovanna Mondavi is my guest and she explains the inspiration and purpose behind Aviana Wine.


Aviana wine

The Mondavi G4

Aviana Wine

Click to be taken into the world of Aviana

Aviana wine

The Portuguese blend










On today’s podcast you’ll meet Matthieu Mangenot of Domaines Albert Bichot. It was a pleasure to head back to Beaune, France, albeit this time by telephone. 

Matthieu will talk about his background and the wines they sent me (aren’t I the lucky one?). He’ll also touch upon the vineyards of Albert Bichot in areas of the three main appellations of Burgundy – village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru. 

You’ll also hear about some experiences you can enjoy if you plan to visit in the Burgundy Region now that the world is beginning to open up.


If you’d like to see the wine I received, click the links:

The 2018 Chablis Domaine Long-Depaquit

The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Murot”

Click to hear now:

Domaines Albert Bichot

Matthieu Mangenot in his element

Domaines Albert Bichot

Our 2013 trip on the Véloroute (cycle route)

Domaines Albert Bichot

…one of the many things you can do in the Burgundy region.