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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.

A wine made with the Brunello's grape (Sangiovese)...

October 3, 2009 View Comments (0)

..but the Brunello is 4 times more expensive. This was in a few words, the review of a Tuscan red on the BBC Good Food Italian magazine by their wine writer.

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Low alcohol wine

September 30, 2009 View Comments (0)

A debate about low alcohol wine has started creating two groups, pro and against. I belong to the second. This is the letter I sent to the Editors of all major UK papers.

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Do points influence consumer perception? Yes they do

September 18, 2009 View Comments (0)

To see how the rating influence consumer perception and willingness to pay more, all we need to do is to look at the wines on the supermarkets' shelves showing ratings or medals and their prices. Or the number of wines entered by each and every supermarket in the major wine competition to win a medal; I don't think that these competitions could be run if it wasn't for the supermarkets.

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Ban on advertising will not change the binge drinking culture

September 11, 2009 View Comments (0)

Sir, I was very surprised to read that one of the solution for the binge drinking problem, especially the under age one, according to the BMA, is attributed to advertising; it is like if we would ban condom brands advertising because it could push more youngster to have sex and therefore, contribute to teenage pregnancy.

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Prosecco? But which one?

September 7, 2009 View Comments (0)

Can I have a bottle of Prosecco, please? Often when asking for a Prosecco in a restaurant, the real one, we are given something that has written Prosecco on the label but does not taste anything like the original. In the last few months, lots of different bottles with Prosecco on the label have flooded the market with big differences in price between them; by the way, when buying a bottle of Prosecco or sparkling wine in general, don't forget that they carry £2.055 duty.

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Minimum price per alcohol unit

August 24, 2009 View Comments (0)

During the week end I heard on the radio about the proposal launched by doctors to set a minimum price per alcohol unit to stop people from getting ill because of alcohol consumption.

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Choosing a wine

August 15, 2009 View Comments (0)

Wine is no different from food, would you prefer a fantastic presentation dish with no flavour or a not so great looking but with plenty of flavours? So, what to look for when buying your wine? Origin, producer and grape.

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July 30, 2009 View Comments (0)

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a wine buyer, travelling the world searching for the finest wines, leaving the city life behind? We wants to give you the opportunity of experiencing, first hand, the hard life of a wine buyer, except the travelling, we have already done it for you.

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Finally here... new wines and vintages at

July 30, 2009 View Comments (0)

After a long wait, the 2008 vintage of the Sauvignon Scubla has finally arrived for the joy of us all, however, we only received 400 bottles, of which a couple of dozens will end in my own cellar, and this will be all for the year.

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Organic vs non organic wines

July 5, 2009 View Comments (0)

"Organic on the label does not say anything about the quality of the wine or the food, it only means how the grapes or ingredients are farmed, and it is all down to the wine maker or farmer to make a good wine or food out of them.

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