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Tenuta Licinia Valdichiana

The Tuscan Dream of a Belgian Lawyer Realized by His Grandson

By Katarina Andersson | April 5, 2024

In Lucignano, located in the Valdichiana area in southeastern Tuscany, lies Tenuta Licinia. It is a small farm that the Belgian lawyer Jacques de Liedekerke acquired in the 1970s. His grandson James Marshall who has run the winery since 2020, says that his grandfather was “a wine lover but [in … Read more

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Oscars 2024

3 Oscars 2024 Winners Paired With Unforgettable Italian Wine

By Katarina Andersson | March 11, 2024

The night of the Oscars is just over and as always it’s a grand event that celebrates the past year of mainly American cinema. I only watched a small part of it such as Emma Stone’s thank you speech with her partly broken dress in the back. Those little moments … Read more

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The Future of Wine Article

Can The Future of Wine Excel Thanks to Multidisciplinary Contamination?

By Katarina Andersson | February 25, 2024

The future of wine, or at least the future of Italian wine, was discussed at an event organized by the Uva Sapiens Consultancy Group in Veneto some months ago. Uva Sapiens is a team of vine and wine consultants founded by Mattia Filippi, Umberto Marchiori, and Roberto Merlo 10 years … Read more

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A View From Capezzana Winery

What Wine Are You Drinking To Celebrate Denmark’s New King…?

By Katarina Andersson | January 16, 2024

When I watched the Danish Queen Margrethe II abdicate last Sunday in favor of making her son, Crown Prince Frederik X, become King of Denmark, it truly felt like witnessing history being written. I cannot say I am in favor of a society where royals have their own set of … Read more

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Alto Adige and Wine, A Special Relationship

By Katarina Andersson | December 7, 2023

Exploring Alto Adige: The Relationship Between Mountains and Wines Alto Adige is such a multifaceted wine region at the same time as it has a very strong and united wine identity as a consortium and a region. I was invited to the Wine Summit, organized by the Alto Adige Consortium, … Read more

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10-Minute Wine Time-Cesanese del Piglio

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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