Wine Blog

6 Expressions of Southern Terroir at #Vinitaly2017

By Katarina Andersson | April 25, 2017

This article will talk about 6 wineries that can be thought of as expressions of southern terroir at #Vinitaly2017. In fact, what I noted at this year’s edition, was that native grape varieties, especially from the southern regions, were in focus. Cathy Huyghe, a (wine) journalist at Forbes, has made … Read more

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Top Wineries

4 Top Wineries at Wine & Siena, Part 2 – New Tastings

By Katarina Andersson | April 3, 2017

Time just flies and I never got around to publish this second article about Top Wineries at the Wine & Siena event that took place at the end of January. I apologize for that. However, here you get an overview of 4 other “new” wineries that I tasted in Siena. … Read more

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Chianti Rufina

A Wine Tasting in a Historical Florentine Setting – 10 Vintages of Chianti Rufina Villa Bossi

By Katarina Andersson | March 9, 2017

When you get invited to a wine tasting such as the one that took place on February 11th in Palazzo Gondi, in the heart of Florence, with Chianti Rufina wines…it is almost like reaching a moment of Zen. At least for me, being a former professional historian, even though my … Read more

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Anteprime Toscane

7 Wines To Help You Say I Love Chianti at the Anteprima 2017

By Katarina Andersson | February 26, 2017

On a Sunday morning (to avoid the tasting crowds) in mid-February, I headed down to Fortezza da Basso in Florence to get some Chianti Love at the Anteprima 2017. This is the sneak peek event of the Consorzio Vino Chianti where they present the new vintages. This event is always … Read more

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3 Top Wineries at Wine & Siena, Part 1 – Trentino meets Tuscany

By Katarina Andersson | January 27, 2017

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in January, i.e. last Saturday, I went to Siena for the event Wine & Siena to do some heavy wine tasting and meet top wineries. This was the second edition of this wine event which is organized by the Merano Wine Festival people. The beautiful thing … Read more

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Christmas Wine Memory

A Journey through Italian Wine and Christmas Memories

By Katarina Andersson | December 23, 2016

So this is Christmas…. While I was thinking about a Christmas theme to write about a couple of weeks ago, I realized it would be more fun to ask some wine writer and sommelier friends to tell their Christmas stories. As I am focused on Italian wine, I thus asked … Read more

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Vino è

Wine from 3 Southern Italian Regions at Vino è

By Katarina Andersson | December 12, 2016

The event Vino é by Fisar (Federazione Italiana Sommelier Albergatori e Ristoratori) took place a month ago by now at the Stazione Leopolda in the center of Florence. This was the first edition of Vino è and it was organized in association with the annual congress of Fisar. The idea … Read more

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Tartufo Bianco

A Joint Venture between Chianti Classico & Tartufo Bianco delle Crete Senesi

By Katarina Andersson | December 10, 2016

Some week ago, the consortium of Chianti Classico presented a new initiative with tartufo bianco (white truffle) going on right in these days. This year, as most of you might know, Chianti Classico is celebrating 300 years of grand history. It was in 1716 that Grand Duke Cosimo III of … Read more

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Tenuta Belvedere - Tradition and Innovation in Oltrepò Pavese

Tenuta Belvedere – Tradition and Innovation in Oltrepò Pavese

By Katarina Andersson | November 22, 2016

My first encounter with a wine bottle from Tenuta Belvedere was when I visited Fattoria di Fibbiano earlier this spring and Giuseppe Cantoni told me about his nephew making wine in Lombardia. Right then, I did not think much about it. However, this summer when I visited Fattoria di Fibbiano another … Read more

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My Wine Blog has a New Face

My Wine Blog has a New Face

By Katarina Andersson | November 15, 2016

So my wine blog has a new face. It is no longer only about blog articles, but also about my WinesOfItaly LiveStream, and a new feature that I call Wine&Social. Therefore, I wanted more distinct and separate sections for each topic and area. My blog has now a new and … Read more

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