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A Divine Food and Wine Experience at Trattoria Moderna

By Katarina Andersson | September 24, 2017

On a warm post-Ferragosto evening in mid-August, I went for dinner with a divine food and wine experience at Trattoria Moderna on Lugarno del Tempio 52 in Florence. I had asked my friend Nadia Padrin to join me. This turned into a fantastic evening where we got the whole VIP … Read more

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Summer & Ciliegiolo Wine by the Pool at Fattoria di Fibbiano

By Katarina Andersson | September 10, 2017

Sometimes it is good to dream back a bit to a summer day when you were sipping on Ciliegiolo wine by the pool in good company. On this rainy September Sunday, where some parts of Italy has suffered heavy torrential rain and landslides, to not forget Hurricane Irma pulling in … Read more

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Podere Palazzo – An Organic Winery in the Heart of Romagna at #ItalianFWT

By Katarina Andersson | September 1, 2017

When my friend Lynn Gowdy said they had chosen Emilia-Romagna as a regional theme for the #ItalianFWT during the month of September, I asked to write an article about Podere Palazzo, an organic winery in the heart of Romagna, for the group. Check out the #WinesOfItaly #LiveStream replay with Sara … Read more

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Cruising Through Montalcino in the Search of Brunello Wines

By Katarina Andersson | August 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Montalcino to visit some wineries in the search of Brunello wines with Li Valentine (TheWiningHour) and Laura McDonald. We were lucky to be driven around by my friend Riccardo Scarafoni from Cruises on the Road in Tuscany. Laura had taken care of … Read more

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Cantina Braschi – A Focus on Indigenous Grapes in Romagna

By Katarina Andersson | August 3, 2017

During my few days in Romagna a couple of weeks ago, I visited Cantina Braschi in Mercato Saraceno in Romagna which is a winery with a focus on indigenous grapes. For those of you who read my last article, I started out in San Clemente, close to Cattolica, with an … Read more

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#Caciara party

Wine and Fun at Enio Ottaviani Winery’s #Caciara Party

By Katarina Andersson | July 25, 2017

From a cold winter’s day in Siena…to a warm and sunny summer day with lots of wine and fun at the #Caciara party in San Clemente in Romagna… Well, it was indeed in January and at the Wine & Siena event that I first met and tasted the wines of Enio … Read more

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Italian Wineries

5 Italian Wineries on a Summer Night at #NaviGusto in Viareggio

By Katarina Andersson | July 15, 2017

Last weekend, in early July, we tasted wine from five Italian wineries, among others, on a summer night at #NaviGusto in Viareggio. So, it all started at the press conference of Vino è by Fisar last Wednesday in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Morris Lazzoni who has the wine blog Vino … Read more

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beer brewery

#BaladinOpenGarden – Beer and Agriculture in a Happy Symphony

By Katarina Andersson | July 5, 2017

#BaladinOpenGarden can be said to be a way of combining beer and agriculture in a happy symphony. On June 21st, I headed towards Piemonte, not to taste wine, but to attend the inauguration party of #BaladinOpenGarden. For those of you who might not be much familiar with Italian beer, Baladin … Read more

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Nero di Troia

Nero di Troia – A Wine Worthy of Greek Gods at #Radicidelsud2017 in Puglia

By Katarina Andersson | June 27, 2017

Uva di Troia or Nero di Troia is a wine worthy of Greek gods that I tasted a lot of at #Radicidelsud2017 in Puglia. It is a trendy grape variety and wine nowadays. Or perhaps trendy is not the right word, rather it has reached the level of being one … Read more

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Italian Wines

4 Italian Wines for an Aperitif in Castellina in Chianti

By Katarina Andersson | June 16, 2017

Recently, I got the opportunity to help to organize a wine tasting and to choose four Italian wines for an aperitif in Castellina in Chianti in Tuscany. On May 25th, I headed towards Castellina in Chianti together with my friend Letizia Galletti. It was time to manage a wine tasting … Read more

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