Category Archives: Tuscany

Casa d’Antino – A Danish Future for Italian Cuisine


The whole world, and for certain all of Copenhagen, is mesmerized by the prodigious success of New Nordic Cuisine these days. For good reason, the cuisine is fabulous, and combines the most hyped trends in cooking right now: Locavorism, foraging, … Continue reading

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Greatness and weak Mexican beer – a perfect night out


Good friends are the best thing in the world. You know, the kind of friends that you can be separated from by years and great distance, but when you meet again there is no awkwardness, no embarassing lulls in the … Continue reading

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Berliner Wein Trophy – 2013 Summer Edition


The Berliner Wein Trophy – or BWT for short – is an international wine competition that takes place twice a year, with a winter and a summer edition. I have taken part as juror twice this year. The competition, which … Continue reading

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Campi Nuovi – Tasting Notes – 30 August 2012


At Carlo Merolli’s tasting at La Vela I tasted for the first time the wines of fairly new Tuscan enterprise Campi Nuovi. Campi Nuovi is located in the Montecucco DOC zone in the area between Monte Amiata and the Maremma, … Continue reading

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A Tuscan Miracle – Podere Fortuna


I have recently become aware of an amazing new reality within Tuscan wine, name of Podere Fortuna. This relatively new venture, which started in 2001, ought not to rate highly in my book, as they completely do without any native … Continue reading

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Savignola Paolina – Tasting Notes – 30 August 2012


At the tasting previously mentioned in my post with tasting notes of Ioppa wines (https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/ioppa-tasting-notes-30-august-2012/), Carlo Merolli also showed a mere two wines from famous Chianti Classico producer Savignola Paolina. For those in the know little introduction is necessary, so … Continue reading

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2012 summer drinking – the rosé post


It’s a cliché, I know, but summertime calls for rosé. To that extent, it is probably not very novel or inventive of me to come up with a post dedicated solely to rosé wine. On the other hand, I have … Continue reading

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