Foglia Tonda

Foglia Tonda – An Almost Forgotten Grape On The Rise

When the semifinal in the Women’s Soccer World Cup between Sweden and Holland was in full swing yesterday, I was on edge almost as if sitting on needles. Football, or soccer, has always been serious business in my family. I played for several years in Sweden and before Wine entered my orbit, football was a … Read more

Pisa Wine

Terre di Pisa – A Hidden Wine Wonderland in Tuscany

There is a whole wonderful world to discover when it comes to wine in the Terre di Pisa area. For many of you, it might still be a fairly unknown area. For me, it is a territory very dear to me after having gotten to know several of the wineries there during the last few … Read more

Siena

Wine Tasting in a Historical Setting at Wine & Siena

January usually begins with a trip to Siena to enjoy the event Wine & Siena for a couple of days. It is an opportunity to meet with wine writing friends and also to soak up a piece of Medieval history while sipping on interesting wine. Sometimes you need to pinch yourself to realize that you … Read more

Radda

Off-Roading Through the Vineyards with Vignaioli di Radda

Approaching mid-December and Christmas time, I will take a jump backwards in time to the end of May and the event of Vignaioli di Radda. This was the second year and the second event of the association Vignaioli di Radda. Just as last year, we were a group of wine ‘people’ that were picked up … Read more

Fisar Elections Are in the Air at Vino è 2018

The signature wine event of Fisar – Vino è – has now reached its third edition. Just as the other years, there is a focus on smaller and mid-sized wineries from Trentino to Sicily. The idea has from the beginning been to concentrate mainly on wineries that can tell a different story, more focused on culture, … Read more

#WinesOfItaly & #Winestudio Join Forces – Montefioralle Winery First Out As Guest

Can you believe that it is almost three years since I started my #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream about Italian wine? I wanted to start a Twitter chat about Italian wine in English. I was not sure about how to practically get it going, so I asked Kelly Hungerford and Robert Moore for advice on how to proceed. They … Read more

wine venture

A Wine Venture in the Making Between Tuscany and Armenia

Earlier in April, for Easter Monday, I got invited to a lunch by Riccardo Gagliardi and his family at their place in Castiglion Fibocchi, close to Arezzo. We had been talking about wine in Tuscany and in Armenia online but for the rest, we had never met, so it was a lunch out in the unknown. … Read more

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

Vino è

4 Days to Vino é designed by Fisar – Official Countdown

4 Days to Vino è designed by Fisar The so-called ‘final countdown‘ to the second edition of Vino è has begun. On Sunday, November 5th, it opens its doors at Stazione Leopolda in Florence and lasts until Monday, November 6. Fisar is one of the main Italian Sommelier Associations and they implemented their idea last year to organize … Read more

Wine Event

5 Wines Discovered at the Slow Wine Event in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany

Last Saturday, on October 14th, I went to discover wines at the Slow Wine Event in Montecatini Terme in Tuscany. This is the event where they present the yearly Slow Wine Guide. This wine event is an amazing opportunity to taste “slow wines” from all over Italy. Furthermore, while you are sipping and talking to wine … Read more

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