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Masseria Piccirillo Vineyard Campania

Giovanni Piccirillo Brings a Fresh Approach to Winemaking in Alto Casertano

By Katarina Andersson | March 10, 2023

Alta Campania or more specifically the Alto Casertano is an up-and-coming and buzzing wine area in Campania, even though it is a district with a long winemaking tradition. Viticulture and winemaking in the area date at least to the Etruscan period, then it flourished during the Roman era, and Pallagrello … Read more

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Tuscan Vineyard Castelnuovo Berardenga

How Vallepicciola Launches a Grand Cru Line with Three Premium Wines

By Katarina Andersson | February 27, 2023

Vallepicciola is an estate located in the Castelnuovo Berdardenga area not far from Siena, on the rolling hills of Tuscany. When we talk about Castelnuovo Berdardenga, it generally, brings our minds to Chianti Classico as it is the southernmost subzone – UGA – of the Chianti Classico appellation. In mid-January, … Read more

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Vineyard Somewhere in Maremma

Supertuscan Is All About The Name, Not In The Wine

By Katarina Andersson | February 20, 2023

The Super Tuscan wines are a debated topic. One thing is for sure, they have indeed brought the attention of the world to an area that before was rather hidden, namely Bolgheri in Tuscany. (This is the republishing of an older article from before my former website was hacked during … Read more

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Borgo Turrito Focuses on Nero di Troia in Foggia in Puglia

By Katarina Andersson | February 5, 2023

The Daunia area in Northern Puglia, from around Barletta to Castel del Monte and the Gargano, is the land of Nero di Troia. This is a grape that has had an important development during the last 20-30 years in Puglia. It was historically mainly used in blends but has since … Read more

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Ciliegiolo is Showing its Magic Greatness in Narni in Umbria

Ciliegiolo is Showing its Magic Greatness in Narni in Umbria

By Katarina Andersson | January 17, 2023

Ciliegiolo is a grape variety with magic greatness native to Maremma in southern Tuscany and central Italy but it is cultivated in several Italian regions. Ian D’Agatha defines it as “…one of the country’s greatest but most underappreciated grape varieties.” This is because it produces vertical wines with “pure aromas … Read more

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Join the 2023 Drink Wine Differently Challenge to Change Your Ways

By Katarina Andersson | January 9, 2023

Continuing on my last article about the anti-wine list motto, I was thinking of supporting a “Drink Wine Differently Challenge” in 2023. I started with thinking of a “Better Drinking January” but that would be a bit too judgemental and biased as I cannot really claim to know which are … Read more

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3 Compelling Reasons And Solutions To Be Anti-Wine Lists

By Katarina Andersson | December 30, 2022

November and December are always the months when all the wine lists from various wine publications, wine bloggers, and wine influencers come out. The Top 100, Top 50, Top 10, his or her’s comments on this or that Top list, and on it goes. An endless line of Top this … Read more

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Percy Månsson Domän Sånana Winery

More About Swedish Wine’s Groundbreaker Percy Månsson from Domän Sånana

By Katarina Andersson | December 20, 2022

The southern parts of Sweden – mainly Skåne – are considered to be the new frontier for the future of winemaking as the climate changes. Recently, I got an article published in the American online wine magazine The Vintner Project where I talk about The Swedish vintner and winemaker Percy … Read more

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What Wine2Wine Can Tell You About Wine Communication

By Katarina Andersson | December 10, 2022

The 9th edition of Wine2Wine took place in Verona at the beginning of November this year. It was a live event all through this time, there was no virtual part as during the pandemic years. Wine2Wine is a yearly event organized by Vinitaly International to help the Italian wine world … Read more

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Thanksgiving Table

3 Wine Tips to Bring Joy to the Thanksgiving Table

By Katarina Andersson | November 19, 2022

Thanksgiving and wine go together as the occasion to open up and try new or familiar labels with friends and family. But for those who only celebrate Thanksgiving occasionally with American friends, what is Thanksgiving really about? In brief, the Thanksgiving weekend is coming up next week in the US … Read more

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