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Boccadigabbia - A Winery in the Wake of Napoleon

Boccadigabbia – A Winery in the Wake of Napoleon

By Katarina Andersson | March 11, 2016

Ever since my Master studies in history back in Sweden and all through my Ph.D. studies, I have been fond of the period from the French Revolution onwards, especially the 19th century and the Risorgimento. My focus was more on the image of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Europe in the 19th … Read more

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Wine Tasting with a Mediterranean View

Wine Tasting with a Mediterranean View

By Katarina Andersson | February 29, 2016

“She walks in Beauty, like the night” from She Walks in Beauty, by George Gordon, Lord Byron Even though it is still somewhere between winter and spring, and on the hills surrounding Livorno last weekend it was fairly rainy and grey, it is still a place that “walks in beauty”. … Read more

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#UvaNeraLovesChianti – A Wine Tasting

By Katarina Andersson | February 26, 2016

Last Sunday, the wine bar Uva Nera in Florence had organized a special wine tasting event, #UvaNeraLovesChianti, with two Chianti producers present. The producers were Castello del Trebbio and Fattoria di Petreto. It was a fun evening with a lot of friends as well as people, in general, showing up … Read more

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Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

Sneak Peeks of Tuscan Wine 2016

By Katarina Andersson | February 20, 2016

As you have probably understood by now, February is the month when you can get all the sneak peeks of the Tuscan wines being launched during the year. Together with my friend and fellow sommelier Nadia Padrin, we have so far covered the sneak peeks of Nobile di Montepulciano (covered … Read more

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Anteprime – Tasting the New Wine Vintages in Tuscany

By Katarina Andersson | February 10, 2016

This month is the period of the so-called Anteprime, i.e. the wine events organized by the different wine consortiums here in Tuscany, Italy, in order to taste the new vintages being presented for the present year. It is a great opportunity both for buyers, sommelier, journalists and people in general … Read more

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Discovering Italian Wines from Friuli with Moreno Jep Ferlat

By Katarina Andersson | February 6, 2016

At #WinesOfItaly Blab on Tuesday, January 19th, my guest was Moreno Jep Ferlat from Ferlat Vini in Cormons, Friuli Venezia Giulia. He studied winemaking already at high school and then also at university, graduating in oenology. He has gained experience working in different areas in Italy and he also went to South Africa … Read more

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Exploring the Treasures of Umbria: Grechetto, Sagrantino & Olive Oil

By Katarina Andersson | January 31, 2016

Exploring the Treasures of Umbria: Grechetto, Sagrantino & Olive Oil “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever” (from Endymion, by John Keats) Now you might wonder why I begin this article with a quote by Keats when you probably think I should start directly to talk about wine. Well, … Read more

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Wine Talk with Valeria Losi from Losi Winery

Wine Talk with Valeria Losi from Losi Winery

By Katarina Andersson | January 21, 2016

At #WinesOfItaly Blab on Tuesday, January 12th, my guest was Valeria Losi from Azienda Agricola Losi in Castelnuovo Berardenga close to Siena. Valeria told us that her role in the family winery is to act as a sort of brand ambassador. Thus, she travels a lot over the world to … Read more

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Wine Tips for the Christmas Dinner

By Katarina Andersson | December 24, 2015

So this is Christmas…we are almost there. For me, being in Sweden now, it is all happening today at Christmas Eve, so we are soon prepared to head off to drink some mulled wine with friends and thereafter having dinner all together. However, just before starting to enjoy all the … Read more

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Val delle Corti, Wine Love at First Sight

Val delle Corti – A Love at First Sight

By Katarina Andersson | December 11, 2015

Last week Lorenzo, the president of Fisar Firenze asked me if I wanted to come along with another two fellow sommeliers to visit the winery Val delle Corti in Radda in Chianti. Of course, I said yes, even though I then realized I knew next to nothing about the winery…yet. … Read more

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