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When Audacious Wines Takes You On A Captivating Tasting Journey

By Katarina Andersson | December 14, 2021

Audacious or daring – Vini Audaci – turns wine tasting into a concept. The idea was created by Andrea Ciancolini and Riccardo Chiarini back before the pandemic, which now seems like a surreal era that happened ages ago and instead, it was only two years ago that it started. The … Read more

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How History and Quality Becomes Key for a Valdobbiadene DOCG Winery

By Katarina Andersson | December 1, 2021

Three wine professionals and friends came together in the 1990s to start what today is a winery focused on producing quality Valdobbiadene DOCG wines. I am talking about Col Vetoraz, and the three guys are Francesco Miotto, the owner of the land and infrastructure, Paolo De Bortoli, the agronomist, and … Read more

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When Trebbiano Gains the Spotlight in a White Wine from Carmignano

By Katarina Andersson | November 7, 2021

When talking about Tenuta di Capezzana winery in Carmignano, a white Trebbiano wine is perhaps not the first wine you come to think of, right? Rather, it would be their Carmignano DOCG wines and, above all, their historical and award-winning Vin Santo. However, they are not only using their Trebbiano … Read more

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How Remarkable Native Grapes Are Revitalizing Wine in Southern Italy

By Katarina Andersson | September 26, 2021

Puglia and Radici del Sud was one of my first destinations for wine in southern Italy earlier in the summer when things started to open up again, allowing for events to be organized. This was my fourth Radici del Sud event, and I also had a small hand in the … Read more

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Anteprima Sagrantino: Umbrian Wine From Its Best Side

By Katarina Andersson | September 8, 2021

We are now in early September and summer is turning into harvest time, but it seems like only yesterday that I was at the Anteprima Sagrantino in Montefalco. During this short period since early June, some changes have happened also within the Consortium of Montefalco Sagrantino. In June, at the … Read more

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Caprettone Manifests its Remarkable Potential for Winemaking in Campania

By Katarina Andersson | July 26, 2021

Caprettone is a grape native to Vesuvius that has shown to have an extraordinary potential for winemaking in Campania, also when it comes to sparkling wines. Vesuvius is not only known for its eruptive activity through the years, but also for its unique and very expressive viticultural heritage. As in … Read more

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Wine in Abruzzo Gains the Spotlight with the Tullum DOCG

By Katarina Andersson | July 18, 2021

What better way to enjoy being out and about again than enjoying wine in Abruzzo by visiting a winery that has been built on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa? Well, to trump that it is a winery that is basically at the center of the fairly recent Tullum … Read more

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3 Wineries & 3 Fascinating Expressions of Wine in Campania

By Katarina Andersson | May 24, 2021

Campania is a region that is rich not only in history, culture, food, and a mecca for tourists, it also has a viticultural heritage like no other. There are many different wine areas in Campania that stand out each in their own way. Just think about areas such as Caserta, … Read more

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Chinese Wine Market

Digital Vino with Alessio Fortunato About the Chinese Wine Market

By Katarina Andersson | May 3, 2021

Though we are in May, the focus will here be on my Digital Vino live stream with Alessio Fortunato as a guest and the wine market in China from back in December. Alessio Fortunato is an Italian oenologist and wine consultant working mainly with the Chinese wine market. In fact, … Read more

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The Fabulous World of a Wine Judge at Berliner Wine Trophy

By Katarina Andersson | April 17, 2021

Traveling to Berlin is always like making a journey into European history, and adding the concept of wine thanks to the Berliner Wine Trophy and being a wine judge heightens the experience. The last few times I have been to Berlin, after many years in between, it always makes me … Read more

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