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The Italian abroad wine blog is Andrea's wine blog and diary. Andrea is the founder of 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.

Andrea's wine conversations: Moscato Passito

March 13, 2017    Tags: Piedmont, Moscato, Passito, Moscato D'Asti, Dessert Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

We all know the Moscato or Muscat grape, it is grown everywhere in Italy and the world, used to make different wines. In Italy it is grown from north to south, the most famous Moscato is the Moscato d'Asti, but this one is a quite a spectacular wine

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Global brands and wineries

March 11, 2017    Tags: Prosecco, Champagne, Brand, Winery View Comments (0)

What is a global brand in the wine industry, is there any difference between brands and wineries? Why the wine industry does not have its Nike or Adidas?

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Andrea's wine conversations: Gamay

March 7, 2017    Tags: Gamay, Valle d’Aosta Wines, Aosta Valley Wines, Red Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Gamay is not often associated to Italy, however the grape is grown in Italy, precisely in Valle d’Aosta (Aosta Valley). Wines from Valle d’Aosta are not widely available due to their limited production but are really good, and this Gamay is no exception

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Andrea's wine conversations: Aglianico

February 27, 2017    Tags: Aglianico, Taurasi, Basilicata, Barolo of the South, Campania Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Aglianico is a fantastic grape grown in the south of Italy and this Aglianico comes from Campania and is made with grapes grown in the Taurasi area, here the same grapes can be used to make Taurasi, a very good wine called the Barolo of the south

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Andrea's wine conversations: Chardonnay

February 20, 2017    Tags: Champagne, Franciacorta, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Apulia, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Chardonnay is a fantastic grape, produces amazing wine, from light, refreshing, easy to drink to complex, aged wine, Chardonnay used to be a favourite grape and wine until the Pinot grigio took over. Oak, whether barrels or just flavours, is also a way to hide poor quality grapes

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Andrea's wine conversations: Barbera Colli Piacentini

February 8, 2017    Tags: Barbera, Colli Piacentini, La Polveriera, Molinelli, Emilia Romagna Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

When thinking about Barbera, we immediately associate the grape and the wine to Piedmont and depending on our knowledge, Asti or Alba, but barbera as a grape is planted and grown in many other Italian regions, from Lombardia to Emilia Romagna

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Where has the good wine gone?

February 3, 2017    Tags: London, Wine Industry, Wine Shop, Wine Merchant View Comments (0)

If London is the rest of the UK in a few years then I think the wine industry is going backwards, not that the rest of the country is in a much better shape

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Andrea's wine conversations: Maremma Toscana

January 31, 2017    Tags: Supertuscany, Tuscan Wines, Italian Wine Classification , Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

What is a Supertuscan? What makes them different from the other Tuscan wines? In this episode Andrea explains why the Supertuscany category has been created and will be tasting a supertuscan from Maremma

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Andrea's wine conversations: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

January 23, 2017    Tags: Abruzzo, Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, Nobile di Montepulciano, Red Wine, Colline Teramane DOCG, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

The Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a wine that we all had, at least once, in our life, not to confuse with the Nobile the Montepulciano, completely different wine and grape from Tuscany

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Andrea's wine conversations: Cococciola

January 16, 2017    Tags: Cococciola, Abruzzo, White Grape, Italian Native Grapes, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

In the last few years Italian wine makers, after having realised that instead of trying to copy new world wine should focus on Italian native and unique grapes, are bringing back forgotten grapes.. Cococciola is one of them

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