3 Wine Tasting Themes: Part 2

3 Southern Wine Tasting Themes: Part 2

So this article is even more overdue than the last one about me and Nadia Padrin’s wine impressions at Vinitaly 2016 back in April. However, I have not had much time to write articles during the last couple of weeks due to work, so I will try and make up for it all now. In […]

3 Tasting Themes at Vinitaly 2016 - Part 1

3 Tasting Themes at Vinitaly 2016 – Part 1

Sorry all, this article is very overdue, but the last week I had a lot of work so I never managed to get it finished before. Anyway, two days at Vinitaly was hard work. This year I was there with my friend and fellow sommelier Nadia Padrin. I had a list of wineries I wanted […]

3 Reasons Why Wine Communication Matters

3 Reasons Why Wine Communication Matters

Today, when Vinitaly 2016 is kicking off, as I write this short blog article, talking about wine communication and marketing of the wine industry in Italy is a “hot” topic. People from all over the world come to Verona to taste Italian wine and meet with Italian wine producers to learn about the latest trends. Communication […]

Valdonica - A Winery in the Heart of Maremma

Valdonica – A Winery in the Heart of Maremma

Last Wednesday, March 30th, I was invited to a lunch in Florence with other wine writers to meet with the owner of Valdonica winery in Maremma, Martin Kerres and his oenologist Tim Manning. Furthermore, two of Martin Kerres daughters were with him at the lunch too. The lunch took place at the Residence Villa Cora which is located on […]

A Dinner with Wines from Brunnenhof Mazzon in Alto Adige

A Dinner with Wines from Brunnenhof Mazzon in Alto Adige

Last Thursday Fisar Firenze had organized a dinner at the restaurant La Ménagére in the center of Florence. The wines for the evening were from the producer Brunnenhof in the locality Mazzon in Alto Adige. Mazzon is well-known for being a wine production area in the town district Neumarkt (Egna in Italian) in South Tyrol. The […]

Boccadigabbia - A Winery in the Wake of Napoleon

Boccadigabbia – A Winery in the Wake of Napoleon

Ever since my Master studies in history back in Sweden and all through my Ph.D. studies, I have been fond of the period from the French Revolution onwards, especially the 19th century and the Risorgimento. My focus was more on the image of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Europe in the 19th century, rather than on Napoleon, […]

Wine Tasting with a Mediterranean View

Wine Tasting with a Mediterranean View

“She walks in Beauty, like the night” from She Walks in Beauty, by George Gordon, Lord Byron Even though it is still somewhere between winter and spring, and on the hills surrounding Livorno last weekend it was fairly rainy and grey, it is still a place that “walks in beauty”. Livorno is known as one […]

#UvaNeraLovesChianti - Wine Tasting with Two Chianti Producers

#UvaNeraLovesChianti – A Wine Tasting

Last Sunday, the wine bar Uva Nera in Florence had organized a special wine tasting event, #UvaNeraLovesChianti, with two Chianti producers present. The producers were Castello del Trebbio and Fattoria di Petreto. It was a fun evening with a lot of friends as well as people, in general, showing up to taste the wines that […]

Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

As you have probably understood by now, February is the month when you can get all the sneak peeks of the Tuscan wines being launched during the year. Together with my friend and fellow sommelier Nadia Padrin, we have so far covered the sneak peeks of Nobile di Montepulciano (covered by Nadia), Tuscany Taste, (the […]

Discovering Italian Wines from Friuli with Moreno Jep Ferlat

Discovering Italian Wines from Friuli with Moreno Jep Ferlat

At #WinesOfItaly Blab on Tuesday, January 19th, my guest was Moreno Jep Ferlat from Ferlat Vini in Cormons, Friuli Venezia Giulia. He studied winemaking already at high school and then also at university, graduating in oenology. He has gained experience working in different areas in Italy and he also went to South Africa to work with winemaking there […]

The Treasures of Umbria

Exploring the Treasures of Umbria: Grechetto, Sagrantino & Olive Oil

Exploring the Treasures of Umbria: Grechetto, Sagrantino & Olive Oil “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever” (from Endymion, by John Keats) Now you might wonder why I begin this article with a quote by Keats when you probably think I should start directly to talk about wine. Well, it is all connected. Beauty, […]

Wine Talk with Valeria Losi from Losi Winery

Wine Talk with Valeria Losi from Losi Winery

At #WinesOfItaly Blab on Tuesday, January 12th, my guest was Valeria Losi from Azienda Agricola Losi in Castelnuovo Berardenga close to Siena. Valeria told us that her role in the family winery is to act as a sort of brand ambassador. Thus, she travels a lot over the world to promote the winery. She continued […]

Wine for Christmas

Wine for Christmas at #WinesOfItaly Blab

At the #WinesOfItaly Blab before Christmas, Costanza Yael Aviv Castelnuovo-Tedesco, owner of the wine bar Uva Nera in Florence, was a guest. She talked about her wine bar and presented two wines and the producers behind them. The producers are Panizzi, well known for their Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and Vallone di Cecione, producing a […]