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3 Different Italian Appassimento Wines That You Will Love

By Katarina Andersson | September 21, 2019

September is as you might have guessed by now the month of passiti, or wines made with the appassimento method, in the Italian wine, food, and travel group. The title of this month’s theme is Appassimento all’italiano, Sweet Wines at Their Best. I apologize for being late with my article, … Read more

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Preview: Appassimento all’italiano, Sweet Wines at Their Best

By Katarina Andersson | September 5, 2019

September is all about passito wines, i.e. sweet wines or dessert wines, basically, all wines made with the appassimento (dehydration) method in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. This month’s theme will indeed be Appassimento all’italiano, Sweet Wines at Their Best. As I mentioned in the invitation article last … Read more

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rosé wine

Rosexpo, with a focus on the identity of rosé wines

By Katarina Andersson | September 1, 2019

Wine is all about friendship, online as well as in real life. When my friend Gina Martino Zarcadoolas won the blog competition for American wine writers organized by the consortium of Salice Salentino, she told me she would get the award in Lecce at the Rosexpo. I told her I … Read more

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Sweet Wines

An Invitation To: Appassimento all’italiano…Sweet Wines at Their Best

By Katarina Andersson | August 28, 2019

Where has the summer gone? September is on the doorstep, the harvest has begun in some areas, it is soon to begin in other, and in the #ItalianFWT group, we will be focusing on passito wines. Passiti, that is sweet wines or dessert wines, belongs to a world all of … Read more

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An Oasis in Friuli Focused on Local Identity and Innovation

By Katarina Andersson | August 3, 2019

My first in-person encounter with Aquila del Torre winery was at a lunch they invited me to last year to learn more about their wines. I had come across their wines before but until then I did not know that much about their wine story. What is Aquila del Torre … Read more

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Pedavena Brewery

At Pedavena Brewery You Sip On An Emotion

By Katarina Andersson | July 17, 2019

La birra Pedavena, è bere un’emozione. Pedavena beer, it’s like drinking an emotion. (I heard this sort of motto at Pedavena brewery last year, I cannot remember if said by the master brewer or someone else.) The Pedavena brewery really does create emotion; with its long and tumultuous though fantastic … Read more

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Foglia Tonda

Foglia Tonda – An Almost Forgotten Grape On The Rise

By Katarina Andersson | July 4, 2019

When the semifinal in the Women’s Soccer World Cup between Sweden and Holland was in full swing yesterday, I was on edge almost as if sitting on needles. Football, or soccer, has always been serious business in my family. I played for several years in Sweden and before Wine entered … Read more

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Ciak Irpinia

Ciak Irpinia – A Territory of the Big Wine Rock Stars

By Katarina Andersson | June 18, 2019

Since quite some time, I have been intrigued by the wines from Irpinia in Campania. However, I was not that familiar with the area, I must admit, as I had only been there for a quick visit some years ago. This year, in just a few months I have gotten … Read more

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Puglia Wine

Radici del Sud – The Event for Autochtonous Grape Lovers

By Katarina Andersson | June 7, 2019

Puglia is THE place to be every year in early June! Well, not only in June but all year round. LOL Why you might wonder? Because it is the time of year when Radici del sud takes place. This year I am back at Radici del Sud and even appearing … Read more

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Pisa Wine

Terre di Pisa – A Hidden Wine Wonderland in Tuscany

By Katarina Andersson | May 22, 2019

There is a whole wonderful world to discover when it comes to wine in the Terre di Pisa area. For many of you, it might still be a fairly unknown area. For me, it is a territory very dear to me after having gotten to know several of the wineries … Read more

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