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The Italian abroad wine blog is Andrea's wine blog and diary. Andrea is the founder of Italyabroad.com and has been living abroad for almost 20 years and this blog is a collection of thoughts mainly about Italian wine and the wine industry. Andrea comes from an Italian wine making family and got acquainted with wine at a very early age, but he does not just love wine, he is also very passionate about food and travelling and often his posts includes a bit of everything.

Hoping to help the understanding of Italian wines, we have designed a series of wine maps, currently it includes DOC and DOCG wine, where you can discover the provenance of your favourite Italian wines.

And if you want to learn more about Italian wines and wine in general, watch Andrea on our Youtube channel tasting our wines and answering questions about Italian wines and grapes, from the Italian wine classification to what is an orange wine.

Wine and binge drinking

December 8, 2007 View Comments (0)

Yesterday I was reading the newspaper and I read about a MP calling the chairman of Tesco as the godfather of binge drinking and then I received a mail from the WSTA (wine and spirit trade association) to which I belong asking for information for a survey on how an increase of alcohol duty will affect the trade and I decided to write about it. Binge drinking is a problem.

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Vino... plenty of it for the Christmas season

December 3, 2007 View Comments (0)

For the coming Christmas we are all making room in our cellar for the right wines for our days and nights in with friends and families. My Christmas wines will be Prosecco to start with, plenty of full bodies, rich, complex aged red for the classic Italian meals and the traditional Spumante to accompany the Panettone and to welcome the New Year. Christmas festive season in Italy is made by days spent eating and drinking. Long meals, plenty of food eaten and wine drunk outside when visiting friends and families, a marathon harder than the real one if you are not fit. Somehow, Italians got something in their DNA about this capacity of enjoying food and wine in bigger quantities.

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Italyabroad.com grows

November 15, 2007 View Comments (0)

Writing the content for the website is not easy, we don't want to tell you something you already know or you can easily find somewhere else, we would like to write the description in a way that you could smell the same flavours we do, that you could, opening our Panettone, feel like you were in a bakery, a small one, surrounded by the aromas and flour.

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Finally live

October 26, 2007 View Comments (0)

It has been a long journey but we finally made it. The new Italyabroad.com site is now live and we really hope you like it... we put a lot of effort to create this site and we listened to all your comments. Thanks for helping us and please do let us know if you are happy with the result.

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Importance of the vintage

October 16, 2007 View Comments (0)



"Andrea, I received an offer from ...... and they were selling a bottle of Barolo for £..., what do you think? " this is a question I received a couple of days ago from one of our clients and because after that I received the same newsletter and there was no vintage with regard to the Barolo but not only, I decided it was worth mentioning it in the blog. When buying wines like Barolo or Brunello di Montalcino, but not only, what determines the quality and the price of the wine is the vintage. In countries like Italy but I would include the whole old world, not all vintages are the same.

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