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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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Wine and Olive Oil Tasting by the Pool

Wine and Olive Oil Tasting by the Pool

By Katarina Andersson | August 14, 2016

A summer evening in mid-July, I was invited to a wine and olive oil tasting dinner at Villa Cora in Florence by the San Gervasio winery and the olive oil producer Eleonora di Toledo. It was a lovely evening where we could get to know the wine and olive oil … Read more

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Fattoria di Fibbiano - A Family Wine History

Fattoria di Fibbiano – A Family Wine History

By Katarina Andersson | July 31, 2016

’Twas the…end of April, and together with my friend Paola Dentifrigi, we were out touring a couple of wineries in Tuscany. We had an appointment with Fattoria di Fibbiano in the afternoon like between 3 and 6 pm. We were slightly late for the appointment but thought that was not a … Read more

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Poggio Argentiera – A Winery in Maremma

By Katarina Andersson | July 18, 2016

… and now, fair Italy! Thou art the garden of the world (…) From Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto IV By Lord Byron So I know I always return to the poets of the Romanticism and Nationalist period in 19th century Europe, but, after all, that is the period I studied in … Read more

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Tempranillo in San Miniato – Pietro Beconcini Winery

By Katarina Andersson | June 1, 2016

On April 25th we had been told that the rain was going to pour down all day long, but me and my friend Paola Dentifrigi decided to challenge the weather and go on a wine tour anyway. It was a national holiday, as April 25th in Italy is a very important day … Read more

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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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