Wine Blog

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

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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Sun, seafood and wine in Cilento

By Katarina Andersson | June 15, 2015

Don’t we all want to finally get away on a bit of holiday at this time of the year? That’s what me and my friend Susie did, we headed off on a mini-break to the beach last week. We went to the south of Italy, more precisely Santa Maria di Castellabate … 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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Wine for Christmas at Wines Of Italy

Wine, swing, antiques…and all that jazz

By Katarina Andersson | May 15, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, Vieri, a friend of mine asked me to come along to an informal inauguration of a wine bar of friends of his. Being passionate about wine, as you all probably know by now, I went along, of course, and brought some other friends, too. Uva … Read more

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Våren, en kurragömmalek i norra Europa (Spring playing hide-and-seek)

By Katarina Andersson | May 10, 2015

The blog post this week is written by my nephew Tobias Andersson again. So there is not much talk about wine in this article. However, next week I will be back writing about wine and a new exciting wine bar in Florence, which I hope you will like. The post … Read more

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Enjoying Syrah Cortona with friends

By Katarina Andersson | May 2, 2015

Aperitivo, tasting Syrah from Cortona Enjoying a bottle of Syrah 2011 by Stefano Amerighi together with friends the other night, made me think about sharing the special traits of DOC Cortona. As often at our weekly aperitivo evenings, we hang out at Le volpi e l’uva, a wine bar close … Read more

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