Stevie Kim Managing Director @ Vinitaly International
Stevie Kim was born in Korea and raised in the United States. Today, she lives in Verona, Italy. At first she attended the NYU – Leonard N. Stern School of Business. After settling in Italy, she obtained an MBA at Bocconi University, School of Economics and Management. Later, she achieved a postgraduate specialization in Wealth Management at the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. Stevie is currently working on her WSET Diploma, from the Weinakademie Österreich in Rust, Austria.
As Managing Director of Vinitaly International, Stevie has launched and now coordinates a series of new initiatives connected to the Vinitaly brand. As Professional Wine Groupie, Stevie is always seeking innovative ways to communicate Italian wine – with a strong creative emphasis on social media and educational platforms. In 2017, Stevie produced the Italian Wine Podcast, the first podcast in English dedicated exclusively to Italian wine and its personalities. In June 2022 the show reached three million listens and officially hit the 1000 episode mark; the show now airs 7 days a week, 365 days a year and features 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 lockdown of 2020. The brand represents an ethos, taking big concepts and making them accessible in smaller bites. It also strives to harness emerging social media platforms and bring together a global community of wine enthusiasts. Every week, the Mamma Jumbo Shrimp YouTube channel airs Stevie’s “On The Road Edition” travels to wineries and regions across Italy.
Being a bit curious, a bit sociologist, and a bit digital geek, Stevie regularly creates new opportunities to engage the wine community and help wineries – even during the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s currently a Clubhouse addict: if you are a wine lover or a wine professional, you would want to keep an eye on the two clubs she created on this new platform, Italian Wine and Wine Business.