Words at the Winery meets AITI Campania at Feudi di San Gregorio

Language is wine upon the lips This quote by Virginia Woolf seems as made for describing the successful union between wine and translation. We were a group of translators and interpreters from Campania, Puglia, Tuscany, Lazio, and Sicily who gathered yesterday on Sunday October 5th with a cloudy sturm und drang-like weather at Feudi di … Read more

Can wine be produced in Scandinavia, or not?

When reality starts getting topsy-turvy, places like Malmö, in Sweden, are now having 6 weeks of 35 degrees heat waves while the Mediterranean countries have experienced the coldest summer since many years, but some positive things seem to come out of it all. Apart from the fact that Scandinavians get a chance to even more crawl … Read more

Wine tasting marathon in Franciacorta with FISAR Firenze – May 2014

Day 1 Il Mosnel We were a group of happy, even though still sleepy, sommeliers and friends of FISAR Firenze who started out early last Saturday morning (May 24) with destination Franciacorta in Lombardy. After a couple of hours on the bus we arrived excited to the first winery on our itinerary, Il Mosnel (meaning … Read more

Wine through Words – Translator vs Sommelier

“Language is wine upon the lips” Virginia Woolf Translator and sommelier Last spring, while finishing the last level of the sommelier course in Florence, I started thinking more and more about the links between wine, enology and translation. Through my translation activity, TradurreTranslate of Katarina Andersson, I had already translated web sites and other material about … Read more

The happy “marriage” between sommeliers and translators – Words & Wine

English The event Words & Wine yesterday at Hotel Michelangelo in Florence, organised by FISAR and sponsored also by AITI, was, as Helen Farrell has already mentioned, “…the first ever Wine & Words seminar held in Florence…”. The one day seminar was a joint venture between sommeliers FISAR and translators from AITI, more specifically a group … Read more

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