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Wine in Turkey Struggles for Recognition

By Andrea Lemieux | May 11, 2022

Together with Andrea Lemieux of The Quirky Cork, we will learn more about native grapes and wine production in Turkey. Andrea and I decided to exchange articles on our blogs and first out are Andrea with this overview of Turkish wine. I will soon contribute with an article on her … Read more

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When Austrian Wine Creates Connections At United We Taste

By Katarina Andersson | April 23, 2022

Connecting with people and creating relationships is really one of the amazing things of the wine world, also in a period full of uncertainties due to the Coronavirus as during the last two years. Back in the early Covid days in 2020, I was approached by Filipe Carvalho on LinkedIn … Read more

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Botromagno, a family winery in Gravina, Puglia

By Katarina Andersson | March 14, 2022

Discover more about Beniamino, Alberto D’Agostino, and Botromagno Winery Botromagno winery is situated in Gravina in the Murgie area in Puglia. The Murgie area is actually the only part of Puglia with rolling hills at an altitude of 400 to 600 meters above sea level. Gravina is a small town … Read more

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3 Wines Going From Organic To Natural

By Katarina Andersson | March 8, 2022

A new month and a new theme, I will write about 3 Wines Going From Organic To Natural in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. The theme this month is Organic & Natural Wine – What’s it all about? In this context, there are, in reality, three categories of … Read more

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Preview: Organic & Natural Wine – What’s it all about?

By Katarina Andersson | March 4, 2022

So, March is here and it is time to look closer at organic, biodynamic, and natural wines at the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. They are three types, or categories, of wine that have many things in common but there are also differences between them. Which are the common … Read more

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Emozioni dal Mondo – A Wine Competition Focused On French Grapes

By Katarina Andersson | February 6, 2022

Emozioni dal Mondo is a wine competition that has a focus on Bordeaux-style wines made with the French grapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from all over the world. The wine competition started out in 2004 as a series of tasting events that were centered around the Bordeaux blend wines produced … Read more

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A Day in Valpolicella with the Tedeschi Family

By Katarina Andersson | January 30, 2022

A day in Valpolicella with Sabrina and Riccardo Tedeschi at their winery was a great opportunity to learn more about their winemaking. Here, I will take us back to a lovely summer day when I jumped on a train with destination Verona and Valpolicella. I had gotten an invitation to … Read more

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How a German Dream of Italy Leads to Tuscan Wine Success

By Katarina Andersson | January 24, 2022

Villa Santo Stefano is a small estate on the hills of Lucca where the German top-level automotive executive Wolfgang Reitzle and his wife Nina Ruge, journalist, TV presenter, and author, have made their dream of Italy come true. With a clear-cut and precise vision, they have turned their small corner … Read more

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Tuccanese – A Sangiovese From a Pugliese Perspective

By Katarina Andersson | January 2, 2022

The Tuccanese grape from Puglia has been on my mind for quite some time, and as you know by now I am a sucker for lesser-known and somewhat obscure grapes and wines. When the topic in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group was decided to be about Sangiovese Wines … Read more

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How A Glorious Past Can Reinvent The Future in Basilicata

By Katarina Andersson | January 2, 2022

Buon Anno! 2022 starts out by talking about how a glorious past of viticulture can reinvent the future of Aglianico in Basilicata in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. We take a closer look at Aglianico del Vulture, especially, but also Aglianico from Campania. Camilla of Culinary Cam had … Read more

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