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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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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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Brexit and our wines

July 31, 2016    Tags: Brexit, Wine, Italy View Comments (0)

What next for me, for us, non British, is a big question mark, will I be sent back to Italy or allowed to remain in the UK? The same uncertainty is affecting the wine industry.

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A room full of 90+ points wines

June 25, 2016    Tags: Wine Spectator, Parker, Wine Advocate View Comments (0)

As soon as I entered the room, the first thing that struck me was that almost every winery had at least one bottle of wine on their table with a sticker on it saying that 90 points Parker or Wine Spectator or Wine Advocate with a very few exceptions

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How to make rubbish wine taste good, is this something new?

May 10, 2016    Tags: Rubbish Wine, Food Unwrapped, Channel 4 View Comments (0)

Food Unwrapped on Channel 4 was ?unveiling? the secrets behind ?making rubbish wine taste good? as Kate Quilton said, like she did not know that rubbish wine can actually be made taste good by simply adding chemical ?ingredients?

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Craft beer, an opportunity for the wine industry

April 30, 2016    Tags: Wine, Craft beer View Comments (0)

Craft beer drinkers, the ones that use social media, can be easily moved to wine, if they can enjoy a good beer, then they can use their acquired knowledge to enjoy a nice glass of wine, the step is closer than everyone thinks

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Boring, award winning wines

April 25, 2016    Tags: Vinitaly, Opera Wines, Wine Writer, Wine Spectator View Comments (0)

It is widely known that Wine Spectators's wine experts like burgundy style white wine and oaky, big, smooth red wines and every wineries is trying to make them, however neither burgundy or any other country has the same diversity and variety as Italy and by trying to please the magazine, their wines may be amongst the top Italian but will always come second in the top world wines simply because our grape and history is not theirs

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Prosecco, another vintage another alert, it is another late 1st of April joke?

April 1, 2016    Tags: Prosecco, Telegraph, Spumante, Suzy Atkin View Comments (0)

Another year, another vintage, another alert that we could be soon running out of Prosecco. I have just stumble upon an article about a possible shortage on the Telegraph and as soon as I read the alert, a smile appeared on my face, this is the third alert in as many vintages and years and as I said then, I say now, we will never run out of Prosecco.

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