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Wine event by Wine Not?

Through my new company Sicily Wine & Dine, that I am building up, I received a very nice invitation from Sabatina wine association to participate in their wine event Wine Not? It held place in north Sicily in a romantic small mountain village called Sant’Andrea with over 20 wine producers present. Here I found couple of interesting suppliers in the organic wine field. Also learned about a new wine variety called Faro which is a mix of five local wine grapes.

It was one of the best wine events I’ve been to, very well organized and they kept the food area in another location so one could concentrate on wine only. They even had ice boys walking around to make sure white and brut wines were constantly chilled.


Genom mitt nya f?retag Sicily Wine & Dine, som jag bygger upp, fick jag en mycket trevlig inbjudan fr?n Sabatina vinf?rening att delta i deras vinevenemang Wine Not? Den h?lls p? norra Sicilien i en romantisk liten bergsby som heter Sant’Andrea med ?ver 20 vinproducenter n?rvarande. H?r hittade jag ett par intressanta leverant?rer inom det ekologiska vinf?ltet. L?rde mig ocks? om en ny vinsort som heter Faro som ?r en blandning av fem lokala vindruvor.

Det var en av de b?sta vinevenemang som jag varit p?, mycket v?lorganiserad och de h?ll matomr?det p? en annan plats s? att man bara kunde koncentrera sig p? vin. De hade till och med ispojkar som gick runt f?r att se till att vita och brut vinerna var st?ndigt kylda.

Traffic in Sicily!


Living by the Salt Uptakes

When visiting Trapani area I always choose the accommodation by the salt uptakes. Easy access to Trapani (just 10 minutes by coast road), to Erice (30 minutes), close to Marsala and wine districts. It is also a calmer area as Trapani is quite of a messy town.


N?r jag bes?ker Trapani-omr?det v?ljer jag alltid boende vid saltupptaget. Enkel ?tkomst till Trapani (bara 10 minuter kustv?gen), till Erice (30 minuter), n?ra till Marsala och vindistriktet. Det ?r ocks? ett lugnare omr?de d? Trapani ?r en? ganska r?rig stad.

Pit Stop Trapani

Trapani is a quite well known coast town on the west side of Sicily. Had a huge tourism boom when the airport was made a Ryanair airport, but now struggling to keep the numbers up. Trapani is not my favourite city, but the old town is really worth a visit. Beautiful baroque style with nice shops, wine bars and traffic free zones. Park the car in front of the harbor and walk the few minutes in. In Trapani you should eat the classical couscous with fish soup. The city is also well located between two important wine districts, Alcamo and Marsala. I would recommend to book a stay on the countryside of Trapani. We visited just couple of hours to eat after a wine tour.


Trapani ?r en ganska k?nd kuststad p? v?stra sidan av Sicilien. Hade en enorm turismboom n?r flygplatsen gjordes till en Ryanair flygplats, men k?mpar nu f?r att h?lla siffrorna uppe. Trapani ?r inte min favoritstad, men gamla stan ?r verkligen v?rt ett bes?k. Vacker barockstil med fina aff?rer, vinbarer och trafikfria zoner. Parkera bilen framf?r hamnen och g? de f? minuterna in. I Trapani borde du ?ta den klassiska couscousen med fisksoppa. Staden ligger ocks? bra till mellan tv? viktiga vinomr?den, Alcamo och Marsala. Jag rekommenderar att boka boendet p? landsbygden utanf?r Trapani. Vi stannade bara ett par timmar f?r middag efter en vintur.

We decided to stop by a wine bar and take in local Focaccia and Tagliere (cheese and chark).

Vi stannade till vid en vinbar och tog in en lokal Focaccia och Tagliere (ost och chark)


Quattro Canti

Quattro Canti in Palermo is also known as Piazza Vigliena, built between 1608-1620 in Baroque style. The piazza has four sidea, a form of a octagonal with four streets crossing. The four facades are identical and has fountains and statues of the four seasons, four Spanish kings of Sicily and four patronesses of Palermo.


Quattro Canti i Palermo ?r ocks? k?nd som Piazza Vigliena, byggd mellan 1608-1620 i barockstil. Piazzan har fyra sidor, ?ttkantig form med fyra gator som korsar. De fyra fasaderna ?r identiska och har font?ner och statyer av de fyra ?rstiderna, fyra spanska kungarna p? Sicilien och fyra beskyddarinnorna av Palermo.

Welcome to Sicily Wine & Dine

Two days ago we opened a Sicilian Wine and Gourmet shop. The right time came this year to create a nice shop with limited and genuine Sicilian produce. It is called Sicily Wine & Dine and it follows the same philosophy as other work I do; transparent, limited production and healthy produce.

The website will grow, we are very late due to many issues to create this in Sicily, but we decided to open and take it from here.

Sicily Wine & Dine is for you who appreciate authentic, non-industrialized products, limited production, organic and for you with the passion for quality wines and gourmet foods.


Food brings people together, wine makes people talk. ? Sicily Wine & Dine


F?r tv? dagar sedan ?ppnade vi en siciliansk vin- och gourmetbutik online. R?tt tid kom i ?r f?r att skapa en fin butik med begr?nsad produktion och ?kta sicilianska produkter. Butiken heter Sicily Wine & Dine och f?ljer samma filosofi som annat arbete jag g?r; transparent, begr?nsad produktion och h?lsosam produktion.

Webbplatsen kommer att v?xa, vi ?r v?ldigt sena p? grund av m?nga problem att skapa detta p? Sicilien, men vi best?mde oss f?r att ?ppna och ta det h?rifr?n.

Sicily Wine & Dine ?r f?r dig som uppskattar autentiska, icke-industrialiserade produkter, begr?nsad produktion, ekologiskt och f?r dig med passion f?r kvalitetsviner och gourmetmat.


Mat samlar m?nniskor, vin f?r folk att prata. – Sicily Wine & Dine


A Sneek peek into a Wineyard

Pictures from a organic wineyard.
My work.
Love it!

Don’t miss Cave Ox

If you are out by Etna north side and enjoying wine yards, do not miss Cave Ox. An amazing local restaurant in Solicchiata, just where the wine districts starts by Etna. The cook by the seasons and the owner is very friendly. He also offered me to taste some new wines he was thinking to have in the wine selection. Here having their anti-pasti and then Porcini mushroom pasta.

Om du ?r ute vid Etnas norra sida och njuter av ving?rdar, missa inte Cave Ox. En fantastisk lokal restaurang i Solicchiata, precis d?r vindistrikten b?rjar vid Etna. Kocken lagar efter ?rstiderna och ?garen ?r mycket v?nlig. Han erbj?d mig ocks? att smaka p? n?gra nya viner som han t?nkte ha i vinsortimentet. H?r deras anti-pasti och sedan Porcini svamppasta.

Wine Event – Calice sotto stelle in Castiglione –

I am visiting many wine and food events as I am open a second company in Sicily. Been busy times last months that I have not got the possibility to blog about whereabouts on this amazing island. In August we visited a very nice event called “Calice sotto le stelle” in Castiglione di Sicilia, meaning “glasses under the stars”. A wine tasting event where many small and big wineries are present. Here you can also enjoy old style made Sicilian street foods. Don’t forget to visit the castle on the top.


Jag bes?ker m?nga vin- och matevent nu eftersom jag ?ppnar ett till f?retag p? Sicilien. Har varit ganska upptagen de senaste m?naderna och inte haft m?jlighet att blogga om var vi befunnit oss p? denna fantastiska ?. I augusti bes?kte vi ett mycket trevligt event som heter “Calice sotto le stelle” i Castiglione di Sicilia, vilket betyder “glas under stj?rnorna”. En vinprovning d?r m?nga sm? och stora ving?rdar ?r n?rvarande. H?r kan du ocks? njuta av Sicilianska gatur?tter i gammeldags stil. Missa inte slottbes?ket p? toppen.

Views in Castiglione di Sicilia

My work takes me all over Sicily and we were visiting one of my favourite towns, Castiglione di Sicilia. Castiglione is also the oldest wine town in Sicily and located by the wine and nut district. Here we were checking the allotment and how to organize the bus to come through for art groups coming to Sicily. Sadly for a cloudy day you can not see tha usual amazing view to Etna.


Mitt arbete tar mig runt Sicilien och vi bes?kte en av mina favoritst?der, Castiglione di Sicilia. Castiglione ?r ocks? den ?ldsta vinstaden p? Sicilien och ligger vid vin- och n?tdistriktet. H?r kontrollerade vi boendet och hur organisera s? att bussen kan komma igenom sm? gr?nderna f?r konstgrupper som kommer till Sicilien. Tyv?rr var det en molnig dag och vi kunde inte se den vanligtvis fantastiska utsikten mot Etna.


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