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By The Fire

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

Calabria

A New Golden Age for the Gaglioppo in Calabria

When I was thinking of an Italian theme for me to host this November in the #ItalianFWT group, I knew I wanted to focus on Calabria and the Gaglioppo grape. It is a very interesting region and an area that is often overlooked for other areas with higher visibility in Italy. Now, most of you … Read more

Gaglioppo

Gaglioppo & Calabria – Hidden Gems in Italy at #ItalianFWT

November 2018 at #ItalianFWT will be all about Gaglioppo and Calabria. We will talk about wine in Calabria with a focus on the elusive and sometimes not well-understood Gaglioppo grape. As I have many friends from Calabria, it was also one of the regions except for Tuscany that I travelled to already during my first … Read more

Cirò Doc

Cataldo Calabretta – A New Generation of Organic Cirò Doc Wines

On January 7th, 2017, we were talking about artisanal and a sort of new generation of organic Cirò Doc wines at #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream. My guest was Cataldo Calabretta, who is a winemaker in Cirò Marina. I tasted Cataldo’s wines for the first time at Vinitaly last year. Then, last summer in I had the opportunity … Read more

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6 Expressions of Southern Terroir at #Vinitaly2017

This article will talk about 6 wineries that can be thought of as expressions of southern terroir at #Vinitaly2017. In fact, what I noted at this year’s edition, was that native grape varieties, especially from the southern regions, were in focus. Cathy Huyghe, a (wine) journalist at Forbes, has made a good synthesis of #Vinitaly2017 … Read more

Vino è

Wine from 3 Southern Italian Regions at Vino è

The event Vino é by Fisar (Federazione Italiana Sommelier Albergatori e Ristoratori) took place a month ago by now at the Stazione Leopolda in the center of Florence. This was the first edition of Vino è and it was organized in association with the annual congress of Fisar. The idea was to innovate and open … Read more

Viticulture - A Family Tradition at Cote di Franze in Calabria

Viticulture – A Family Tradition at Cote di Franze in Calabria

The visit to the winery Cote di Franze close to Cirò Marina in Calabria was a long time coming, as I contacted them already last year when I was in Calabria. However, last year we did not manage to arrange a visit. Then at Vinitaly this year, together with Nadia, I passed by the Calabria pavilion … Read more

A New Season of Wines Of Italy LiveStream

A New Season of Wines Of Italy LiveStream

After a month-long summer break, I returned with the Wines Of Italy LiveStream on September 6th with Suzanne Hoffman as a guest. Suzanne (her website and blog is Winefamilies) has just published the book Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte which is just as the name hints a wonderful story about wineries in Piemonte … Read more

Discovering Cantine Lucá in the South of Calabria

Discovering Cantine Lucà in the South of Calabria

My first encounter with Cantine Lucà was at Vinitaly earlier this year. While passing by and saying hello to Sergio Arcuri, together with my friend Nadia we asked him what other producers in the Calabria pavilion that he could recommend. One of those he said we must try, was the Greco di Bianco Passito DOC … 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

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