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Tenuta Belvedere - Tradition and Innovation in Oltrepò Pavese

Tenuta Belvedere – Tradition and Innovation in Oltrepò Pavese

By Katarina Andersson | November 22, 2016

My first encounter with a wine bottle from Tenuta Belvedere was when I visited Fattoria di Fibbiano earlier this spring and Giuseppe Cantoni told me about his nephew making wine in Lombardia. Right then, I did not think much about it. However, this summer when I visited Fattoria di Fibbiano another … Read more

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My Wine Blog has a New Face

My Wine Blog has a New Face

By Katarina Andersson | November 15, 2016

So my wine blog has a new face. It is no longer only about blog articles, but also about my WinesOfItaly LiveStream, and a new feature that I call Wine&Social. Therefore, I wanted more distinct and separate sections for each topic and area. My blog has now a new and … Read more

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Native Grape

3 Native Grape Discoveries at Autochtona in Bolzano

By Katarina Andersson | November 3, 2016

This year I decided to go to the Autochtona wine event in Bolzano for wine producers making wines with native grape varieties. So Sunday a week ago I hopped on the train towards Alto Adige. The Autochtona is a wine event or wine fair where autochtonous wines are put at … Read more

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Wine Tasting and Mingle at Guide dell’Espresso

By Katarina Andersson | October 27, 2016

The presentation of the Guide dell’Espresso, i.e. the wine and food guides published by the Italian weekly magazine L’Espresso, took place as usual at Stazione Leopolda in Florence last Thursday. The best restaurants and wines in Italy are awarded and entered into the guide books. The rating system and the … Read more

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A September Sunday at Campochiarenti Winery

By Katarina Andersson | October 11, 2016

Already a couple of years ago, at the yearly Anteprima (sneak peek) of the Consorzio Vino Chianti in Tuscany, I tasted the wines of Daniele Rosti at Campochiarenti. And from the beginning, I really liked and enjoyed tasting his Chianti Colli Senesi wines. We were also following each other on … Read more

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Original Food Writing & Traditional Schiacciata

Original Food Writing & Traditional Schiacciata

By Katarina Andersson | October 7, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by my friend Patrizia Cantini to an event organized by Aset Toscana (Associazione EnogastroAgroAlimentare Toscana). There were two points on the agenda for the evening: to hand over the Kyle Phillips 2016 award and to award a selection of the, according to … Read more

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Viticulture - A Family Tradition at Cote di Franze in Calabria

Viticulture – A Family Tradition at Cote di Franze in Calabria

By Katarina Andersson | September 28, 2016

The visit to the winery Cote di Franze close to Cirò Marina in Calabria was a long time coming, as I contacted them already last year when I was in Calabria. However, last year we did not manage to arrange a visit. Then at Vinitaly this year, together with Nadia, I … Read more

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A New Season of Wines Of Italy LiveStream

A New Season of Wines Of Italy LiveStream

By Katarina Andersson | September 18, 2016

After a month-long summer break, I returned with the Wines Of Italy LiveStream on September 6th with Suzanne Hoffman as a guest. Suzanne (her website and blog is Winefamilies) has just published the book Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte which is just as the name hints a wonderful … Read more

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A Taste of Montepulciano - Valdipiatta Winery

A Taste of Nobile di Montepulciano – Valdipiatta Winery

By Katarina Andersson | August 23, 2016

A summer day at the end of June, Nadia, my partner in wine, came to pick me up in the morning to go to Montefollonico and Montepulciano. We had decided we would tour a couple of wineries in the area, and one of them was Tenuta Valdipiatta just outside Montepulciano. … Read more

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Discovering Cantine Lucá in the South of Calabria

Discovering Cantine Lucà in the South of Calabria

By Katarina Andersson | August 19, 2016

My first encounter with Cantine Lucà was at Vinitaly earlier this year. While passing by and saying hello to Sergio Arcuri, together with my friend Nadia we asked him what other producers in the Calabria pavilion that he could recommend. One of those he said we must try, was the … Read more

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