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So Emotional… Fisar Best Sommelier of the Year

By Katarina Andersson | October 20, 2014

Coming back to the words in Whitney Houston’s hit song So Emotional from the 1980’s, they are really perfect to describe the feelings during this last weekend at the Fisar Annual Congress in Bologna. The Competition Friday afternoon saw the final in the competition to nominate the Fisar Trofeo Rastal … Read more

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A Wine Lunch at the presentation of Le Nuove Guide dell’Espresso 2014

By Katarina Andersson | October 10, 2014

Who would say no to the possibility of having a free pass to the wine tasting at the yearly presentation of Le Nuove Guide dell’Espresso at the Stazione Leopolda? Not me! The best lunch break of all must be to be able to enjoy a light lunch buffet in between … Read more

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Words at the Winery meets AITI Campania at Feudi di San Gregorio

By Katarina Andersson | October 5, 2014

Language is wine upon the lips This quote by Virginia Woolf seems as made for describing the successful union between wine and translation. We were a group of translators and interpreters from Campania, Puglia, Tuscany, Lazio, and Sicily who gathered yesterday on Sunday October 5th with a cloudy sturm und … Read more

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My Wine Story

By Katarina Andersson | September 29, 2014

A nice article, hope to read more soon.:-)

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Can wine be produced in Scandinavia, or not?

By Katarina Andersson | September 3, 2014

When reality starts getting topsy-turvy, places like Malmö, in Sweden, are now having 6 weeks of 35 degrees heat waves while the Mediterranean countries have experienced the coldest summer since many years, but some positive things seem to come out of it all. Apart from the fact that Scandinavians get a … Read more

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Wine tasting marathon in Franciacorta with FISAR Firenze – May 2014

By Katarina Andersson | May 28, 2014

Day 1 Il Mosnel We were a group of happy, even though still sleepy, sommeliers and friends of FISAR Firenze who started out early last Saturday morning (May 24) with destination Franciacorta in Lombardy. After a couple of hours on the bus we arrived excited to the first winery on … Read more

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Wine through Words – Translator vs Sommelier

By Katarina Andersson | April 21, 2014

“Language is wine upon the lips” Virginia Woolf Translator and sommelier Last spring, while finishing the last level of the sommelier course in Florence, I started thinking more and more about the links between wine, enology and translation. Through my translation activity, TradurreTranslate of Katarina Andersson, I had already translated web … Read more

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The happy “marriage” between sommeliers and translators – Words & Wine

By Katarina Andersson | November 10, 2013

English The event Words & Wine yesterday at Hotel Michelangelo in Florence, organised by FISAR and sponsored also by AITI, was, as Helen Farrell has already mentioned, “…the first ever Wine & Words seminar held in Florence…”. The one day seminar was a joint venture between sommeliers FISAR and translators from … Read more

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