The Punch Down Episode 8 with… Antonio Galloni

Vinted on October 22, 2013 binned in The Punch Down

Ladies, gents, geeks of legal drinking age within your respective countries… I’m happy to announce that the next guest on The Punch Down will be wine critic Antonio Galloni.

Galloni, of course, was formerly on the staff of the insanely-influential The Wine Advocate, and was widely thought to be the heir apparent to TWA founder Robert Parker, Jr. But all of that changed when Galloni left TWA earlier this year (with an ensuing un-served lawsuit from his former employer), and founded his own Internet-based wine publication, Vinous Media.

By reputation and work ethic – and by his long-standing association with TWA – Galloni is widely considered one of the most important and influential wine critics in the U.S.

Join us LIVE at 2PM ET next week, October 29th, for the interview!

Got a question you want us to field to Galloni? Of course you do, if you’re any self-respecting wine geek – so shout ‘em out!






  • Solomon Mengeu

    Hi Joe Roberts

    It is great that you find interesting people for the Punch Down; I haven't gotten around to watching episode 7 but probably will soon.

    I do have two questions for Mr. Antonio Galloni:

    1) How does he see the recent development in Chianti Classico in regards to the new category of 'Gran Selezione vis-a-vis Brunello. Does he think the European and or global market will accept this ultra-high end Chianti Classico or will it just be a useless appellation?

    2) There has been a lot of on-line discussion regarding the High Court in Rome overturning an earlier ruling regarding the demarcation of the Cannubi vineyard in Barolo. There are people on both sides of the fence and I am curious as to how he sees it and will it have an impact on Cannubi Barolo prices now & in the years to come.

    Unfortunately I don't think I can catch this live as I live in a GMT+ 8 time zone, but I will certainly watch in on Youtube or your blog. By the way, since I was the first one to ask questions does that mean I will have first priority? Don't worry, I am only half-joking. :-)


    Solomon Mengeu

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks Solomon. You've got dibs! :-)

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