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Sometimes work without wine gets in the way

Apologies for the long radio silence here on my blog. Sometimes life and, especially, work just gets in the way. Though, no, I am not hard at work in the vineyard…LOL

I was traveling a lot for wine during April as you might have seen on my social media channels, managing to still write articles while on the road. Back home now during May, I have just been exhausted still needing to do my daily work with social media and translations for my clients. Thus, the article writing has been suffering…

However, I will soon be back on track and I have lots of things to tell you about the amazing trips and events during the last two months.

Let me give you a small taste in images of what you can expect to read about here in the coming weeks…


One of the many tastings at Vinitaly, was when I stopped by to say hello to Vincenzo from Cote di Franze in Cirò Marina. Suzanne Branciforte joined me with Francesca (who is taking the photo) to get a full immersion into wines from Calabria.

Vinitaly with Vincenzo from Cote di Franze and Suzanne Branciforte
Terre di Serrapetrona

After Vinitaly, I headed towards Le Marche where I visited Vincenzo at Agriturismo Terre di Serrapetrona and, of course, also checked out the winery and had a tour of the vineyards.


Oro di Toblino

Early May, I headed towards Trentino to attend a vertical tasting of Vino Santo at Cantina di Toblino in Sarche close to Trento. The Vino Santo is a sweet wine made with the Nosiola grape. We had the pleasure of tasting a Vino Santo as far back as from 1965 that was still very much going strong.


Aquila del Torre

Just last week, it was time to enjoy Friuli wines right here in Florence. Aquila del Torre winery from Savorgnano del Torre in Friuli had organized a press lunch at a restaurant here. We had a journey through biodynamic Friuli wines such as Friulano, Picolit, and Refosco del peduncolo rosso.

So, many of you probably have tasted the Picolit passito wine from Friuli Venezia Giulia, right? Have you ever tasted a Picolit as dry white 🥂 wine, though? * Let me tell you that it is something extraordinary. 😍 * Today I tasted – Oasi Bianco 2016 – at a press lunch with @aquiladeltorre winery This is a 100% Picolit wine that has undergone a spontaneous fermentation in French oak barrels followed by 1 year in the bottle. * The notes are a complex mix of white flowers and a bit sweet note, almost like raisins, to then open up with more mineral, citrusy, and a bit scrub herby notes. There is also an underlying hint of chalk that probably comes from the soil. A fresh and elegant wine. * And I just adored it today paired with tortelli di patate e erbette e ragù di coniglio. 😍🥂 The lunch was at @gurdulufirenze … #grapevineadventures ________________________ * * * * #allaboutfriuli #Friuli #aquiladeltorre #udine #Picolit #drywine #whitewine #vinobianco #igersfriuli #winelunch #wineandfood #motivation #motivational #ThirstyThursday #italianwine #italy #presslunch #degustazione #winetasting #winewriter #livestreamer #socialmediaconsultant #winetravel #luxrestaurant #topwine #awesomewine #bestofday

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Stay tuned for more…

This was just a taste of some of the wine adventures during the last two months. Very soon one of the first articles will be out but, in the meantime, I just wanted to check in and let you know that I had not forgotten you all.

Katarina Andersson

Seen often at wine events streaming live, Katarina is a wine writer, wine educator, social media strategist, and translator. She is the founder of WinesOfItaly LiveStream. She has been a guest at The Cellar, hosted by Richard Glover, at Wine Two Five, a podcast hosted by Stephanie Davis and Valerie Caruso, and at the Twitter chat #WiningHourChat founded by Li Valentine.

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