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3 Wine Tasting Themes: Part 2

3 Southern Wine Tasting Themes: Part 2

By Katarina Andersson | May 24, 2016

So this article is even more overdue than the last one about me and Nadia Padrin’s wine impressions at Vinitaly 2016 back in April. However, I have not had much time to write articles during the last couple of weeks due to work, so I will try and make up … Read more

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#WinesOfItaly Blab with Eva Bellagamba, Pietro Beconcini Winery

By Katarina Andersson | May 6, 2016

Join #WinesOfItaly @blab on May 10th. Guest: @pietrobeconcini https://t.co/eX4dTOaKpW @MediaLabRat @KDHungerford pic.twitter.com/nP5kMaSevY — Katarina Andersson (@ricasoli99) May 6, 2016 At the #WinesOfItaly #Blab, on May 10th at 9pmCET / 3pmET / 12pmPT we talked about wine with Eva Bellagamba from Pietro Beconcini Winery in San Miniato, Tuscany. This winery is … Read more

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3 Tasting Themes at Vinitaly 2016 – Part 1

By Katarina Andersson | April 23, 2016

Sorry all, this article is very overdue, but the last week I had a lot of work so I never managed to get it finished before. Anyway, two days at Vinitaly was hard work. This year I was there with my friend and fellow sommelier Nadia Padrin. I had a … Read more

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Talking Wine in Umbria with Sara Goretti from Vini Goretti

Talking Wine in Umbria with Sara Goretti from Vini Goretti

By Katarina Andersson | April 21, 2016

Join #WinesOfItaly @blab on April 26th w/ @vinigoretti from #Umbria https://t.co/n1AqF4l8Xu @MediaLabRat @debra11 pic.twitter.com/Vtxk7guMIR — Katarina Andersson (@ricasoli99) April 21, 2016 At the #WinesOfItaly #Blab, on April 26th at 9pmCET / 3pmET / 12pmPT we talked about wine in Umbria with Sara Goretti from the winery Vini Goretti in Pila, … Read more

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Wine in Radda with Angela Fronti - Istine Winery & Livio Del Chiaro

Wine in Radda with Angela Fronti – Istine Winery & Livio Del Chiaro

By Katarina Andersson | April 14, 2016

#WinesOfItaly @blab is back on April 19th, w/ #Istine Winery & @LaDivinaEnoteca https://t.co/y7AHF18BjY @MediaLabRat @KDHungerford — Katarina Andersson (@ricasoli99) April 14, 2016 At the #WinesOfItaly #Blab, on April 19th at 9pmCET / 3pmET / 12pmPT we talked about wine with Angela Fronti from Istine Winery in Radda in Chianti, Tuscany. This was … Read more

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Valdonica - A Winery in the Heart of Maremma

Valdonica – A Winery in the Heart of Maremma

By Katarina Andersson | April 3, 2016

Last Wednesday, March 30th, I was invited to a lunch in Florence with other wine writers to meet with the owner of Valdonica winery in Maremma, Martin Kerres and his oenologist Tim Manning. Furthermore, two of Martin Kerres daughters were with him at the lunch too. The lunch took place at the Residence Villa … Read more

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A Dinner with Wines from Brunnenhof Mazzon in Alto Adige

A Dinner with Wines from Brunnenhof Mazzon in Alto Adige

By Katarina Andersson | March 21, 2016

Last Thursday Fisar Firenze had organized a dinner at the restaurant La Ménagére in the center of Florence. The wines for the evening were from the producer Brunnenhof in the locality Mazzon in Alto Adige. Mazzon is well-known for being a wine production area in the town district Neumarkt (Egna in … Read more

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Boccadigabbia - A Winery in the Wake of Napoleon

Boccadigabbia – A Winery in the Wake of Napoleon

By Katarina Andersson | March 11, 2016

Ever since my Master studies in history back in Sweden and all through my Ph.D. studies, I have been fond of the period from the French Revolution onwards, especially the 19th century and the Risorgimento. My focus was more on the image of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Europe in the 19th … Read more

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Wine Tasting with a Mediterranean View

Wine Tasting with a Mediterranean View

By Katarina Andersson | February 29, 2016

“She walks in Beauty, like the night” from She Walks in Beauty, by George Gordon, Lord Byron Even though it is still somewhere between winter and spring, and on the hills surrounding Livorno last weekend it was fairly rainy and grey, it is still a place that “walks in beauty”. … Read more

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Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

By Katarina Andersson | February 20, 2016

As you have probably understood by now, February is the month when you can get all the sneak peeks of the Tuscan wines being launched during the year. Together with my friend and fellow sommelier Nadia Padrin, we have so far covered the sneak peeks of Nobile di Montepulciano (covered … Read more

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