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

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 … Read more

Sergio Arcuri – a wine artisan in Calabria

This article is the second one about wineries in Calabria that I visited during my short holiday there in end-July this year. In the first article two weeks ago, I talked about the Ceraudo Winery. In this article, I will present a smaller organic wine producer who can be said to be an artisan of wine, … Read more

Discovering Ceraudo Winery in Calabria

As you might remember from an earlier post, at the end of July I headed down south to Calabria for visiting friends and having a short vacation. I went to Strongoli Marina which is a small place on the Ionian Sea, just half an hour north of Crotone. Other more touristy places close to Strongoli … Read more

Fuoco Matto

Fuoco Matto – A touch of Calabria in the heart of Florence

There’s a new place in town…! Fuoco Matto is a restaurant that was opened earlier this spring, by a couple of friends of mine in the heart of Florence. At the evening of the inauguration they offered food and wine, plus other drinks for free, and it was so crowded it was almost difficult to even … Read more

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