Åsa Johansson

Tuscany Ambassador


Freelance writer Åsa Johansson moved from Sweden to Italy in 2001. After a degree in political science and journalism at the University of Florence and a DipWSET in London, today she writes about wine, food, and travel for magazines in Swedish and international magazines like Decanter, Quench Magazine, Corriere Vinicolo, Food & Wine Italy, Svenska Dagbladet, Aperitif, Törst 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 a 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 step-two-material about Italy. She is the ambassador in Sweden for HEVA – volcanic wines of Europe, and is often invited as a judge in wine competitions.

Wine Guides

Wine Places