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A Young and Fresh Interpretation of Native Grapes in Puglia

At the restaurant Cibus in Ceglie Messapica in Puglia last month, during the #TerroirPuglia press tour, we had a just amazing lunch. We enjoyed dish after dish of amazing local food such as different crostini, yummy pies, ravioli filled with codfish, lamb stew, tagliata (sliced beef), and much more. All while we were sipping on Fabio … Read more

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Wine Between Two Seas in Puglia – January 2018 at #ItalianFWT

Happy New Year to all of you. Exploring wine between the two seas in Puglia at #ItalianFWT Let’s start this first #ItalianFWT chat of 2018 with a tour of Puglia. We will explore and take a closer look at the wine map of Puglia, the region between two seas. The first idea was to have a focus on … Read more

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A Divine Food and Wine Experience at Trattoria Moderna

On a warm post-Ferragosto evening in mid-August, I went for dinner with a divine food and wine experience at Trattoria Moderna on Lugarno del Tempio 52 in Florence. I had asked my friend Nadia Padrin to join me. This turned into a fantastic evening where we got the whole VIP treatment and had a lot … Read more

A September Sunday at Campochiarenti Winery

Already a couple of years ago, at the yearly Anteprima (sneak peek) of the Consorzio Vino Chianti in Tuscany, I tasted the wines of Daniele Rosti at Campochiarenti. And from the beginning, I really liked and enjoyed tasting his Chianti Colli Senesi wines. We were also following each other on Twitter. Then a year ago … Read more

A Taste of Montepulciano - Valdipiatta Winery

A Taste of Nobile di Montepulciano – Valdipiatta Winery

A summer day at the end of June, Nadia, my partner in wine, came to pick me up in the morning to go to Montefollonico and Montepulciano. We had decided we would tour a couple of wineries in the area, and one of them was Tenuta Valdipiatta just outside Montepulciano. In an earlier article last … 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

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

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