An Interview with Joe Campanale

Wine Director of L'Artusi, Anfora and dell'Anima


Find out what "real nice guy" Joe Campanale of Anfora, L’Artusi and dell' Anima has to say about favorite producers, fame, influences and even social media.

Sometimes it’s hard to get the undivided attention of a New York sommelier or wine director. In fact, many of us might just feel that it is impossible. The truth is, we are competing with so many people when working with these guys that they can only give us a thin slice of what we would like to have.

Now, if you’re sommelier extraordinaire Levi Dalton and your willing to work around the schedules of New York City’s greatest wine personalities, you can get plenty of face time to chat, joke around and tease out information from these fine folks.
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Part One of Levi Dalton's fascinating interview with Joe Campanale
Part Two of Levi Dalton's fascinating interview with Joe Campanale
Levi spent several weeks this summer gathering up these exceptionally informative and entertaining interviews with some of the most highly regarded people in the business today, and we are thrilled to be able to share them with you. We’ll be starting this series of interviews with a young man I have known for quite a few years and whose remarkable achievements fill me with great respect. Joe Campanale is name many of you will recognize. His work as the wine director at New York restaurants dell'Anima, L’Artusi and Anfora has been well documented, and it’s safe to say that Joe’s early risk taking has paid off handsomely. 

I would suggest viewing the video in its entirety, mostly because I had a hard time narrowing down the highlights for you. Either way, here are some of the scenes you can’t miss.

Find out what Joe considers when selecting wines to add to his lists.

Curious to know who Joe's favorite producers are today? Levi finds out.

Joe on his own fame and popularity. I love this clip. Joe and Levi at their most natural!

We tend to think of Joe Campanale and Italian wines like they are inseparable, but Joe is a lover of Loire Valley wines as well. Joe's favorite Loire producers.

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