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Bolgheri

Cru La Regola – Celebrating 20 Years Of Wine Style Innovation

What better way to chase away the winter and welcome the spring than going to Bolgheri and Podere La Regola for a 20-year anniversary of their Cru La Regola, right? The winter has been tough this year, it has been very cold and it feels like you drag around on a running nose, cold, and fever since … Read more

Wine Style

A Sirio – 20 Years Marking the Sangervasio Wine Style

A Sirio can be considered to have helped to mark the general wine style of the Sangervasio winery. On September 25th, I headed by train towards Pontedera where Lisa Tommasini waited to pick us up and continue towards their winery, Sangervasio. The occasion was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their A Sirio wine. A … Read more

#Caciara party

Wine and Fun at Enio Ottaviani Winery’s #Caciara Party

From a cold winter’s day in Siena…to a warm and sunny summer day with lots of wine and fun at the #Caciara party in San Clemente in Romagna… Well, it was indeed in January and at the Wine & Siena event that I first met and tasted the wines of Enio Ottaviani winery. However, it was … Read more

Carmignano Wines

An Experience of Carmignano DOCG Wines at Villa Artimino

On February 14th, the day most people are going out to celebrate with their loved ones, I had a lovely experience of Carmignano DOCG wines at Villa Artimino. I went there with Marco Gemelli, a wine journalist, and friend of mine, and his wife as well as Helen Farrell, the editor of The Florentine, and … Read more

Top Wineries

4 Top Wineries at Wine & Siena, Part 2 – New Tastings

Time just flies and I never got around to publish this second article about Top Wineries at the Wine & Siena event that took place at the end of January. I apologize for that. However, here you get an overview of 4 other “new” wineries that I tasted in Siena. New in the sense that … 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

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

Wine Tasting with a Mediterranean View

Wine Tasting with a Mediterranean View

“She walks in Beauty, like the night” from She Walks in Beauty, by George Gordon, Lord Byron Even though it is still somewhere between winter and spring, and on the hills surrounding Livorno last weekend it was fairly rainy and grey, it is still a place that “walks in beauty”. Livorno is known as one … Read more

Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

As you have probably understood by now, February is the month when you can get all the sneak peeks of the Tuscan wines being launched during the year. Together with my friend and fellow sommelier Nadia Padrin, we have so far covered the sneak peeks of Nobile di Montepulciano (covered by Nadia), Tuscany Taste, (the … Read more

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