This week on In the Drink, Joe Campanale chats with Chiara Pepe of Emidio Pepe Wines. Emidio Pepe Wines is a 4th generation winery located in Abruzzo, in Torano Nuovo in the province of Teramo. Learn about their traditional winemaking process using concrete tanks and how that technique changes the aging process dramatically. Find out what makes Montepulciano D Abruzzo so special and tune in as Joe and Chiara blind taste a few wines and give listeners notes! This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.


"[At Emidio Pepe Wines], We do wine as it used to be 900 years ago in Abruzzo."

"We think it's important not to use selected yeast. There are only two companies in the world that make that yeast."

--Chiara Pepe of Emidio Pepe Wines on In the Drink