The Good Wine Habit

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We take the WSET Wine Education Week to Gothenburg!

Come and visit us for an exciting week of wine events and tastings at SOMM and Wine Mechanics in Gothenburg. Whether you are a wine lover or a professional, don´t miss this chance to discover the world of wine with us.

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Valpolicella Wine Specialist

Honored to have been entitled Valpolicella Wine Specialist for the Swedish market

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New Partnership with YRGO to offer the WSET qualifications in Gothenburg

We are glad to announce that The Good Wine Habit has been selected by YRGO – Högre Yrkesutbildning as the WSET Approved Programme Provider to offer their students the WSET Level 2 and Level 3 Award in Wines qualifications. These are part of YRGO´s sommelier education course. YRGO is run by the City of Gothenburg […]

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Italian Wine Ambassador, a dream come true

Last Tuesday, the 10th of April 2018, I have been nominated Italian Wine Ambassador by the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA), an educational institution, based in Verona, aimed at promoting the excellence and diversity of the Italian wine around the world. The VIA Certification Course was held in Verona from the 6th to the 10th of […]

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WSET Diploma Graduation 2015

    Last Monday 18 of January 2015 I flew to London to receive my WSET Diploma Certificate during the WSET Awards and Graduation Ceremony. I couldn’t believe it when I received the news about having passed my last exam in September and I was even more excited to participate to the official ceremony and celebrate […]

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Marco De Bartoli: the man who saved Marsala wines

When we think about Sherry, Port and Madeira wines, it is quite easy to associate them with the idea of quality and preciousness. But when we try to do the same with Marsala, we tend to consider it as a cheaper and lower quality brother of Sherry, good ingredient for cooking. Such preconception is undoubtedly […]

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French Wine Scholar, I passed it with honors!

Last October 2016, I finally passed the French Wine Scholar exam with honors. What an interesting “trip” through all the French wine producing regions and their wines. The score I got gives me the chance to give French Wine Scholar courses and add the magic letters “FWS” to my name ;). If you want to […]

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Summer 2016: what I’ve been drinking

Thinking about my summer holidays (yes, they are really good memories already), I asked myself why not writing a post about what I have been drinking? I was very lucky to spend some time between my beloved Sicily and a nice sea village near Alicante, Spain. Any time I visit a place, my wine seeker mode goes on […]

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Wineries around Madrid you can visit with a day trip by train or bus

Many interesting wineries can be reached easily either by train or bus from Madrid. Let me give you some tips on how to do it and where to go with this step-by-step guide. Interesting alternatives to city tourism are just few hours far from the Spanish capital city. To continue reading, visit my original article […]

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How to order Spanish wine in Spain

Ordering a glass of wine in a Spanish restaurant, especially if you are non-Spaniard, can be a challenging task and many wine neophytes might experience a situation similar to the one I had when I first came to Spain. Discover some useful tips for ordering wine in this beautiful Country. To continue reading, visit my […]

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