Wine Blog

Anteprime – Tasting the New Wine Vintages in Tuscany

By Katarina Andersson | February 10, 2016

This month is the period of the so-called Anteprime, i.e. the wine events organized by the different wine consortiums here in Tuscany, Italy, in order to taste the new vintages being presented for the present year. It is a great opportunity both for buyers, sommelier, journalists and people in general … Read more

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Discovering Italian Wines from Friuli with Moreno Jep Ferlat

By Katarina Andersson | February 6, 2016

At #WinesOfItaly Blab on Tuesday, January 19th, my guest was Moreno Jep Ferlat from Ferlat Vini in Cormons, Friuli Venezia Giulia. He studied winemaking already at high school and then also at university, graduating in oenology. He has gained experience working in different areas in Italy and he also went to South Africa … Read more

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Exploring the Treasures of Umbria: Grechetto, Sagrantino & Olive Oil

By Katarina Andersson | January 31, 2016

Exploring the Treasures of Umbria: Grechetto, Sagrantino & Olive Oil “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever” (from Endymion, by John Keats) Now you might wonder why I begin this article with a quote by Keats when you probably think I should start directly to talk about wine. Well, … Read more

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Wine Talk with Valeria Losi from Losi Winery

Wine Talk with Valeria Losi from Losi Winery

By Katarina Andersson | January 21, 2016

At #WinesOfItaly Blab on Tuesday, January 12th, my guest was Valeria Losi from Azienda Agricola Losi in Castelnuovo Berardenga close to Siena. Valeria told us that her role in the family winery is to act as a sort of brand ambassador. Thus, she travels a lot over the world to … Read more

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Wine Tips for the Christmas Dinner

By Katarina Andersson | December 24, 2015

So this is Christmas…we are almost there. For me, being in Sweden now, it is all happening today at Christmas Eve, so we are soon prepared to head off to drink some mulled wine with friends and thereafter having dinner all together. However, just before starting to enjoy all the … Read more

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Val delle Corti, Wine Love at First Sight

Val delle Corti – A Love at First Sight

By Katarina Andersson | December 11, 2015

Last week Lorenzo, the president of Fisar Firenze asked me if I wanted to come along with another two fellow sommeliers to visit the winery Val delle Corti in Radda in Chianti. Of course, I said yes, even though I then realized I knew next to nothing about the winery…yet. … Read more

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Football and Wine in Naples

Football and Wine in Naples

By Katarina Andersson | November 11, 2015

This article will be about football and wine, two of my main passions or interests. Last week I had the opportunity to work as a football interpreter at the Europe League match in the group play between SSC Napoli and FC Midtjylland. When I do these kinds of football interpreting … Read more

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6 Sassello in a Vertical Wine Tasting

By Katarina Andersson | October 21, 2015

This article has been on the agenda for a while, but other things kept coming in between all the time. In mid-August, I was asked by Luigi Cappellini to come and give extra support in speaking English with some American and other international guests who were visiting Castello di Verrazzano … Read more

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Sergio Arcuri – a wine artisan in Calabria

By Katarina Andersson | October 6, 2015

This article is the second one about wineries in Calabria that I visited during my short holiday there in end-July this year. In the first article two weeks ago, I talked about the Ceraudo Winery. In this article, I will present a smaller organic wine producer who can be said to … Read more

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Montefioralle – A unique local wine territory

By Katarina Andersson | September 26, 2015

A couple of days ago I was invited to attend the press conference of the Associazione Viticoltori Montefioralle, which is an association of wine producers in the area around the village Montefioralle (a district of Greve in Chianti) in Tuscany, that has recently been founded. All the producers are members … Read more

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