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The Italian Abroad Wine Blog,

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.

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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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Andrea's wine conversations: Sauvignon

January 3, 2017    Tags: Sauvignon, Scubla, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Superwhites, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Sauvignon is too often associated to New Zealand, very rarely wine drinker think of Italian Sauvignon, however, Friuli is a region famous for all its white wines, not just Sauvignon

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Andrea's wine conversations: Lacrima di Morro D'Alba Superiore

January 3, 2017    Tags: Lacryma Christi, Lacrima di Morro D'Alba, Campania, Marche, Luciano Landi, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

In Italy we have two wines called Lacrima, tear, the Lacryma Christi which is a wine from Campania and the Lacrima di Morro D'Alba, a wine and a grape very little known

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Andrea's wine conversations: Lagrein Riserva

January 3, 2017    Tags: Lagrein, Lagrein Riserva, Egger Ramer, Alto Adige Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

The Lagrein is a native grape from Trentino, very little known outside the area, still it makes fantastic wines, full, fruity with a nice acidity

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Why Italian wineries are not learning the lessons?

December 5, 2016    Tags: Prosecco, Champagne, Sparkling Wines, Consortium View Comments (0)

The problem with Prosecco is not that they are flooding the market, is that they are flooding the market with very poor quality sparkling wine and if they continue, this strategy will eventually backfire

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Andrea's wine conversations: Gavi

December 5, 2016    Tags: Gavi, Gavi di Gavi, Piedmont Whites, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Gavi or Gavi di Gavi: that is the question. Yes too many think Gavi is one wine and Gavi di Gavi is another, better wine, discover what the difference are

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Andrea's wine conversations: Chianti

November 28, 2016    Tags: Chianti , Chianti Classico, Tuscan Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Why every time I pick a Chianti is like drinking a complete different wine? Why there are so many different Chianti? How to pick the right one? Is Chianti Classico better than the normal Chianti?

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