Freelance writer Åsa Johansson moved to Italy in 2001.
After graduating from the University of Florence with degrees in Political Science and Journalism, and recently obtaining her WSET Diploma, she writes about wine, food, and travel for magazines in Swedish and international magazines like Decanter, Quench Magazine, Corriere Vinicolo, Guida ristorante dell´Espresso, Svenska Dagbladet, Aperitif, and others. She has visited all twenty Italian regions and is traveling a large part of the year. She has started Sweden’s first podcast about Italian wines, Italienpodden.se and also makes her own Tuscan extra virgin oil, La Collina Blu. She goes to Sweden on regular basis to give masterclasses and to teach at the new Swedish school of sommeliers, The Wine Hub, for which she also has written the material about Italy
Trends on the Scandinavian markets – Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark
With the help of four importers from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, this session will give an overview of the Scandinavian markets today. The markets in the Scandinavian countries, except for Denmark, are heavily influenced by State monopolies. Which are the ongoing trends, how necessary are the organic and sustainable certifications and what about the future of Italian wine in Scandinavia?