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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: 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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Andrea's wine conversations: Franciacorta

November 28, 2016    Tags: Prosecco, Champagne, Sparkling Wines, Franciacorta, Wine Conversations, Classic Method Wines View Comments (0)

Always wondered what Franciacorta is or a classic method sparkling wine? Do you want to know the difference between Prosecco and Champagne or Franciacorta?

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Waitrose comments, supermarket wines and the right price for a bottle of wine

November 8, 2016    Tags: Wine, Asda, Waitrose, Tesco View Comments (0)

I recently read an interview to Pierpaolo Petrassi MW, Waitrose’s head of buying in BWS (beers, wines and spirits) where he warns "that the trend for lower prices across retail was squeezing margins and ultimately threatening sustainability of wine producer". Waitrose is probably coming out now because they don’t have the same power as the other big supermarkets and are being pushed into a corner, being forced to sell the same wines Tesco and Asda sells matching their prices, squashing their margins even more

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Give consumers what they want, even if it is cheap and bad wine

October 11, 2016    Tags: Lidl, Chianti , Asda, Aldi, B&M, Blind Tasting View Comments (0)

Unless we start educating the ordinary Joes, there is no point in blaming supermarkets for supplying cheap and poor wine, once the education process has started, the same supermarkets will be forced to improve the quality of their wines, but until then, supermarkets are simply giving what their customers want and we like it or not, is a cheap and poor wine

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Wine appellations, are really non sense?

September 19, 2016    Tags: Italian Wine Appellations, Lidl, Wine Brand, Wine Marketing, Chianti , Italian Wines View Comments (1)

Are wine appellations really nonsense? Are appellations the reason why Lidl sells Chianti at £3.99? Will it make any difference if instead of the “appellation” the label will have the grape? Does the problem lie somewhere else? Is the amount, as quantity, of wine produced to be blamed?

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