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Get Cosy By The Fire With Italian Wine

The first week of the new year 2019 arrives in Italy with cold all the way down to the southern regions. The starting theme for this year at #ItalianFWT – Italian Wines for Cold Winter Nights – seems to fit the season very well. Let us imagine a cosy scenery at home on a winter … Read more

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#BaladinOpenGarden – Beer and Agriculture in a Happy Symphony

#BaladinOpenGarden can be said to be a way of combining beer and agriculture in a happy symphony. On June 21st, I headed towards Piemonte, not to taste wine, but to attend the inauguration party of #BaladinOpenGarden. For those of you who might not be much familiar with Italian beer, Baladin is a historic brewery which … Read more

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3 Top Wineries at Wine & Siena, Part 1 – Trentino meets Tuscany

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in January, i.e. last Saturday, I went to Siena for the event Wine & Siena to do some heavy wine tasting and meet top wineries. This was the second edition of this wine event which is organized by the Merano Wine Festival people. The beautiful thing with this wine event is … Read more

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#WinesOfItaly #LiveStream on January 24th with Armando Pistolese

Join #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream on Jan 24th w/ @armypis talking #Campania wines. Tune in at https://t.co/TjwEaYFjOv pic.twitter.com/6syn7lwLHn — Katarina Andersson (@ricasoli99) January 23, 2017 Tonight, on January 24th, at #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream my guest will be the sommelier Armando Pistolese who will talk about four native grape varieties from Campania. He has chosen to talk about Pallagrello, Biancolella, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

Wine Tasting 101 at #WinesOfItaly

So, for this week’s #WinesOfItaly blab on December 1st I was at La Divina Enoteca with the owners Bianca Ciatti and Livio Del Chiaro in Florence. Livio was my guest for the evening, and I had asked him to talk in an easy and laid back way about how you do a guided wine tasting. To … Read more

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