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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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Discovering Ceraudo Winery in Calabria

By Katarina Andersson | September 17, 2015

As you might remember from an earlier post, at the end of July I headed down south to Calabria for visiting friends and having a short vacation. I went to Strongoli Marina which is a small place on the Ionian Sea, just half an hour north of Crotone. Other more … Read more

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Wine is global – The Winetrotters at a SommelierChallenge

By Katarina Andersson | September 7, 2015

Today at the yearly Sommelier Challenge of Fisar Firenze our team, The Winetrotters, won and took home the ‘gold medal‘ so to say. So, sorry if the first part of this post will talk a lot about ‘our team’ and our victory in this wine competition which is mostly for … Read more

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Fuoco Matto – A touch of Calabria in the heart of Florence

By Katarina Andersson | July 26, 2015

There’s a new place in town…! Fuoco Matto is a restaurant that was opened earlier this spring, by a couple of friends of mine in the heart of Florence. At the evening of the inauguration they offered food and wine, plus other drinks for free, and it was so crowded it … Read more

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The Essence of Nobile di Montepulciano

By Katarina Andersson | July 16, 2015

As you might have noticed, Tuscany is a land of history going back to the Etruscan era and beyond. Winemaking can be traced back as far in history too. Often I have been talking about Chianti and Chianti Classico in my articles, but this time I will focus on Rosso … Read more

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Alto Adige – Not only Mountains but also Great Wine

By Katarina Andersson | June 8, 2015

Last week I held my second mini-lesson about wine in Florence, at Uva Nera, where we mainly discussed the wine region Trentino-Alto Adige. The group that had gathered for the evening was very interactive and fun to discuss wine with. As usual we alternated wine info with wine tasting. Mainly, … Read more

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Words at the Wine Bar – a mini course

By Katarina Andersson | May 24, 2015

Last Friday I started a mini-course about wine, a sort of an ABC of wine and wine tasting with my friend and sommelier Nadia Padrin. We have been offered the possibility to do a small introduction to wine and wine tasting at a local wine bar here in Florence (Uva … Read more

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Friday Dinner with the Amarone vs. Brunello challenge

By Katarina Andersson | October 25, 2014

For those of you who still have not been to Trattoria Da Burde in via Pistoiese 154, at the outskirts of Florence, you should really try it out. So if you are soon travelling to Florence, you should definitely go to one of their Friday evening dinners, which are always … Read more

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