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Emi Ota
Emi Ota

Nationality: Japan
Course: Internship
Program: Internship
Period: Sept 1,2016- Sept 30,2017


I am an intern photographer and assistant at Accademia Riaci.
I quit my job as a photographer in Japan and came here with my husband who wanted to work at a restaurant in Italy. I took a Gelato Internship Course at Accademia Riaci meanwhile.
After my new challenge, however, I began to think that there was more possibility in the photography field in Italy so I decided to go back to my area of expertise and restart.
I love coffee, so I enjoy visiting coffee bars in and around town.
I hope I can let you know useful and helpful Italian daily-life and school information in my reports.

Feb. 14, 2017 | Posted in Reports, Internship , | Tags:, Reporter: Emi Ota | Course: Internship

Internship 11-Internship Course 2016

私は”vivia le mortelle”というトスカーナワインをおいしくプロシュートと共にいただきました。

I visited one of our students taking an internship course at an enoteca (wine bar).
Kenzo came to Italy with his wife for 6-month internship until the end of February.
He would gladly share his wine knowledge with you, so go find a bottle of your favorite wine while he is there. I enjoyed a Tuscan wine called “vivia le mortelle” with prosciutto.
He learns about manufacturers and grape varieties from wine labels while he wipes wine bottles clean everyday.
To become a sommelier, he studies the wine aroma using a special kit with many different wine aroma bottles. The same kit was sold at this wine bar. The price is much less here than in Japan, so go check it out if you are in Italy and interested.

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Enoteca Obsequium Firenze
Borgo San Jaccopo,17


I then visited another enoteca where Kenzo recommended.
With various liquors and food materials in the shop, it did not look like a wine bar at all. But surprisingly, they have a gorgeous wine floor in the basement.
I really enjoyed learning about wines here even without special prior knowledge.
All vintage wines not for sale were displayed beautifully in a locked case.
And there were really cool handcrafted chairs made from wine barrels and seat faces made from corks in hardened acryl.

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“Enoteca Alessi”
Via delle Oche, 27/red, 50122 Firenze,



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