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Enjoying Syrah Cortona with friends

Aperitivo, tasting Syrah from Cortona Enjoying a bottle of Syrah 2011 by Stefano Amerighi together with friends the other night, made me think about sharing the special traits of DOC Cortona. As often at our weekly aperitivo evenings, we hang out at Le volpi e l’uva, a wine bar close to Palazzo Pitti in the … Read more

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Friday Dinner with the Amarone vs. Brunello challenge

For those of you who still have not been to Trattoria Da Burde in via Pistoiese 154, at the outskirts of Florence, you should really try it out. So if you are soon travelling to Florence, you should definitely go to one of their Friday evening dinners, which are always organized around a wine tasting … Read more

So Emotional… Fisar Best Sommelier of the Year

Coming back to the words in Whitney Houston’s hit song So Emotional from the 1980’s, they are really perfect to describe the feelings during this last weekend at the Fisar Annual Congress in Bologna. The Competition Friday afternoon saw the final in the competition to nominate the Fisar Trofeo Rastal Best Sommelier of the Year. … Read more

Can wine be produced in Scandinavia, or not?

When reality starts getting topsy-turvy, places like Malmö, in Sweden, are now having 6 weeks of 35 degrees heat waves while the Mediterranean countries have experienced the coldest summer since many years, but some positive things seem to come out of it all. Apart from the fact that Scandinavians get a chance to even more crawl … Read more

Wine tasting marathon in Franciacorta with FISAR Firenze – May 2014

Day 1 Il Mosnel We were a group of happy, even though still sleepy, sommeliers and friends of FISAR Firenze who started out early last Saturday morning (May 24) with destination Franciacorta in Lombardy. After a couple of hours on the bus we arrived excited to the first winery on our itinerary, Il Mosnel (meaning … Read more

Wine through Words – Translator vs Sommelier

“Language is wine upon the lips” Virginia Woolf Translator and sommelier Last spring, while finishing the last level of the sommelier course in Florence, I started thinking more and more about the links between wine, enology and translation. Through my translation activity, TradurreTranslate of Katarina Andersson, I had already translated web sites and other material about … Read more

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