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When Cesanese del Piglio Wines are Championed by Women in Wine

By Katarina Andersson | November 14, 2023

Exploring the World of Wine: Cesanese del Piglio DOCG wines In this video, I talk about a recent press tour to Cesanese del Piglio organized by the Donne del Vino Lazio association, in Lazio. The tour focused on the Cesanese del Piglio area and its DOCG wines. We visited wineries … Read more

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Live video about hybrid grapes

Hybrid – Piwi – Grapes, Yes or No?

By Katarina Andersson | November 6, 2023

Discussion on the future of hybrid grapes in the wine industry In this video, I delve deeper into the situation of hybrid grapes – Piwi – in the Italian wine industry. The discussion ranges from hybrid grapes’ history, their relevance in changing global climate conditions, and the industry’s resistance to … Read more

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Barolo Vigna La Delizia, Piemonte

Two Cru Wines that Celebrate the Accomplished Viticultural Heritage of Piemonte

By Katarina Andersson | November 4, 2023

Vigna La Delizia and Vigna La Villa are two cru vineyards giving rise to two cru wines that are a part of the Renaissance project of Fontanafredda winery in Piemonte. The Renaissance project is an idea to communicate something new, and values, while still staying true to the Fontanafredda brand … Read more

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Can Hybrid Grapes Be the Solution For the Future?

By Katarina Andersson | October 30, 2023

Hybrid grapes might very well be the future for tackling the growing issues with climate change such as rising temperatures, drought, changing rainfall patterns, hail, wildfires, and more. However, many wine producers in traditional wine areas are still very skeptical and resistant to implementing hybrid grapes, thinking they will entirely … Read more

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How Achille Della Porta Masters the Art of Making Elegant Aglianico

By Katarina Andersson | October 21, 2023

“Maximum selection in the vineyard,” is the motto of Achille Della Porta, owner of Masseria della Porta in the Montaperto locality in Irpinia, Campania. Achille believes in giving value to the Irpinia territory and producing wines that give an expression of the local micro terroir, its history, and tradition. Biodiversity … Read more

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Pinot Grigio and Refosco Show Their True Colors in Friuli

By Katarina Andersson | September 2, 2023

Colli Orientali del Friuli is a wine region that is situated right in the northeastern corner of Friuli Venezia Giulia, where Cividale is the main town. It is an area that includes the overarching DOC Friuli Colli Orientali denomination as well as DOCG Ramandolo, DOCG Rosazzo, and DOCG Colli Orientali … Read more

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Lacrima Wines Conquers the Present Staying True to Their Past

By Katarina Andersson | August 26, 2023

Lacrima di Morro d’Alba is a wine with imperial connotations, in the sense that it was enjoyed by Frederick I, i.e. Frederick Barbarossa when he resided in Morro d’Alba in 1167.My own experiences are not as imperial but more familial. My brother and his family used to go to Le … Read more

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Campania Makes You Dream Big About Amazing Wine

By Katarina Andersson | August 16, 2023

This article was first published back in 2020 on my blog, but then the website got hacked and I never got around to republish it. Here, it is again though. Happy reading!! Campania is a region that can offer a bit of everything when it comes to wine territories or … Read more

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The Town Hall Montefalco

Beyond Sagrantino: Exploring AMontefalco’s Multidimensional Wine Event

By Katarina Andersson | July 23, 2023

The Anteprima Sagrantino took place at the end of April and this year it changed its name to #AMontefalco as a way of including all the wines produced within the Montefalco appellation. It was a good move to draw more attention to other Montefalco wines as well. It is, furthermore, … Read more

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The town of Orvieto, Umbria

Rekindling Tradition: Five Producers Unite to Revive Orvieto DOC’s Native Grapes

By Katarina Andersson | June 3, 2023

Orvieto in Umbria is not only about Orvieto DOC, it is probably also one of the most stunningly beautiful towns with its cathedral that dates to the late Middle Ages and with frescoes by Luca Signorelli in the Capella San Brizio. The town sits on a hill made of tuff, … Read more

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