Stevie Kim is an Italian Wine Marketing & Communication Expert, a Brand Positioning Specialist and an experienced Public Speaker based in Verona, Italy. She is Korean- American and has acquired a BS degree from NYU – Leonard N. Stern School of Business, an MBA from Bocconi University, School of Economics and Management, and a Post Graduate specialization in Wealth Management at the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.
Her devotion to Italian Wine is deep and wide. She is an Italian Wine Evangelist. As Managing Director of Vinitaly International, Stevie has launched and now coordinates a series of initiatives connected to the Vinitaly brand including OperaWine, Vinitaly International Academy, wine2wine Business Forum and 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls.
As a social media enthusiast, Stevie is always seeking innovative ways to communicate Italian wine – with a strong creative emphasis on social media and educational platforms. In 2017, Stevie founded the Italian Wine Podcast, the first podcast in English dedicated exclusively to Italian wine and protagonists. The show amassed more than six million listens alone on SoundCloud. The Italian Wine Podcast now airs 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and boasts over 1500 episodes featuring some of the best-known voices in the international wine community.
Along with books, maps, and videos, the Italian Wine Podcast is part of the “Mamma Jumbo Shrimp” project, an umbrella brand conceived during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020 that strives to take big concepts and make them accessible in smaller bites. Every week, the Mamma Jumbo Shrimp YouTube channel airs “Italian Wine Travel with Stevie” travels to wineries and regions across Italy.