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Botromagno, a family winery in Gravina, Puglia

By Katarina Andersson | March 14, 2022

Discover more about Beniamino, Alberto D’Agostino, and Botromagno Winery Botromagno winery is situated in Gravina in the Murgie area in Puglia. The Murgie area is actually the only part of Puglia with rolling hills at an altitude of 400 to 600 meters above sea level. Gravina is a small town … Read more

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3 Wines Going From Organic To Natural

By Katarina Andersson | March 8, 2022

A new month and a new theme, I will write about 3 Wines Going From Organic To Natural in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. The theme this month is Organic & Natural Wine – What’s it all about? In this context, there are, in reality, three categories of … Read more

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Preview: Organic & Natural Wine – What’s it all about?

By Katarina Andersson | March 4, 2022

So, March is here and it is time to look closer at organic, biodynamic, and natural wines at the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. They are three types, or categories, of wine that have many things in common but there are also differences between them. Which are the common … Read more

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Emozioni dal Mondo – A Wine Competition Focused On French Grapes

By Katarina Andersson | February 6, 2022

Emozioni dal Mondo is a wine competition that has a focus on Bordeaux-style wines made with the French grapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from all over the world. The wine competition started out in 2004 as a series of tasting events that were centered around the Bordeaux blend wines produced … Read more

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A Day in Valpolicella with the Tedeschi Family

By Katarina Andersson | January 30, 2022

A day in Valpolicella with Sabrina and Riccardo Tedeschi at their winery was a great opportunity to learn more about their winemaking. Here, I will take us back to a lovely summer day when I jumped on a train with destination Verona and Valpolicella. I had gotten an invitation to … Read more

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How a German Dream of Italy Leads to Tuscan Wine Success

By Katarina Andersson | January 24, 2022

Villa Santo Stefano is a small estate on the hills of Lucca where the German top-level automotive executive Wolfgang Reitzle and his wife Nina Ruge, journalist, TV presenter, and author, have made their dream of Italy come true. With a clear-cut and precise vision, they have turned their small corner … Read more

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Tuccanese – A Sangiovese From a Pugliese Perspective

By Katarina Andersson | January 2, 2022

The Tuccanese grape from Puglia has been on my mind for quite some time, and as you know by now I am a sucker for lesser-known and somewhat obscure grapes and wines. When the topic in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group was decided to be about Sangiovese Wines … Read more

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How A Glorious Past Can Reinvent The Future in Basilicata

By Katarina Andersson | January 2, 2022

Buon Anno! 2022 starts out by talking about how a glorious past of viticulture can reinvent the future of Aglianico in Basilicata in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group. We take a closer look at Aglianico del Vulture, especially, but also Aglianico from Campania. Camilla of Culinary Cam had … Read more

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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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