Italy

The hills and vineyards of Lessona with the Alps

Nebbiolo is more than Barolo and Barbaresco!

There is much more to discover in Piedmont than just the well-known classics of Barolo and Barbaresco. Today the region is bubbling with a new generation of winemakers, almost like the Far West, and small

Old bottles of Barbaresco

Discover the elegant nebbiolos from Barbaresco

Barbaresco was recently named “Wine Region of the Year” by the wine tasting association Munskänkarna. The region has perhaps languished in the shadow of the more famous neighbour Barolo, but that is about to change.

A cup of strong espresso in a café

Italy FAQ: tipping, restaurants, transport, shopping

Handy tips on tipping customs, shopping hours, restaurant etiquette, taxi and transport, and more One should perhaps not take too seriously rules about how to behave. On the other hand, it can be dangerous to

Tolaini wines

Tolaini – back to the roots in Chianti Classico

“Pierluigi Tolaini bought a one-way ticket to Canada when he was twenty years old. When he returned to Tuscany it was for making wine. Of the highest quality. Join us on a journey between Tuscany

Wine bottles aging in the cellar

2013 in Brunello di Montalcino shows its strengths

The week of Tuscan previews, anteprima, ended with the presentation of Brunello di Montalcino 2013 and Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012. An appointment you do not want to miss. Even Sting came by and played

A wine tasting in Barolo

8 Barolos from 1970

“I had the opportunity to try eight barolos from 1970, recently bought, ranging in price from 50 euro to 100 euro, in a German online store. The Barolo 1970 vintage came at a period of

Landscape and vineyards in Piedmont

Ferdinando Principiano in three versions from Piedmont

Ferdinando Principiano is a small producer of high-quality wines from Piedmont. Principiano is based in Monforte d’Alba, in the Barolo region but Ferdinando also makes wines in other denominations. We recently had the occasion to

Le Marche landscape, lush green with rolling hills

Le Marche Wine Tour

Le Marche –The Italian wine and food destination on the Adriatic Sea — Sun, sea, and a whole lot of interesting wines. And the most incredible gastronomic speciality that we have so far tasted: stuffed

White grapes ready for harvest

Campania in Southern Italy Wine Tour

Wine Tour to Southern Italy: Campania’s amazing wines, South Italian cuisine and world-renowned mozzarella — Welcome on a wine tour to southern Italy. We visit the exciting region of Campania where we get to know