IWP Elmar Hofer (Marc Millon)

2022-05-13 17:32:02 17
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Welcome to Episode 908 Marc Millon interviews Elmar Hofer, in this episode of Italian Food & Wine with Marc Millon on the Italian Wine Podcast.

More about today's guest:
Elmar was born and raised in the northern part of South Tyrol, Italy, close to the Austrian border. As a child growing up in the mountains, very early he found his passion for skiing and by the age of 14 he became a professional athlete. During his career he competed in several World Cup downhill races, such as Val Gardena, Bormio and Wengen, additionally winning the Italian downhill championship.
After quitting his career as a professional athlete in 2011 he was looking for new passions and challenges. He found himself embarking on a new career in the wine industry, which came naturally growing up in a family with passion for food and wine. He became a certified AIS Sommelier in 2016.
Additionally, he is an Italian Wine Ambassador through the Vinitaly International Academy and a WSET L3 holder. He gained special experience in the beauty of Hungarian wines while living abroad.
Elmar still has the attitude of a professional athlete and believes in lifelong learning and improving. Therefore, he began his studies at the Court of Master Sommeliers with the Introductory Sommelier Course and the Certified Sommelier Course.

More about St. Hubertus:
St. Hubertus *** is the first and only three Michelin star restaurant in Alto Adige and part of 11 restaurant awarded with three star in Italy. The team was awarded with the green Michelin star for sustainable cuisine in 2020 . The philosophy of the chef Norbert Niederkofler reflects the location of the restaurant, the heart of the Dolomites. The Cook the mountain philosophy represents local traditions and ingredients by bringing the nature on the plates of the guest. Elmar is part of the team since 2019 as a Sommelier and starting he's new position as Head Sommelier in May.


More about the host Marc Millon:
Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers' Companion Italy, The Food Lovers' Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel,the UK's leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, 'Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon'. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England


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