Home » Community » Blog

Blog Banner

The Italian Abroad Wine Blog,

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.

Displaying Post 71 - 80 of 129 in total

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.

Continue Reading needs you

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Wine writers and ethic

June 28, 2009 View Comments (0)

In the recent weeks something, many called it scandal, happened at Wine Advocate: two wine critics went to a wine trip fully paid by wine makers. This episode started a debate about wine critics and ethic that has bounced all over the internet with everyone adding its bit.

Continue Reading

Latest addition to our portfolio

June 20, 2009 View Comments (0)

I am very pleased to announce that we have just added another fantastic small producer from Piedmont to our portfolio.From the heart of the Gavi area, Tenuta San Pietro, produces fantastic Gavi wines using only hand picked Cortese grapes.

Continue Reading

Is the beginning of the end for Parker and his ratings?

June 2, 2009 View Comments (0)

Parker conceded the top spot on the Decanter Power list a list with the most powerful people in the wine industry. Is Parker really losing his power?

Continue Reading

Wine and its environmental impact.

May 26, 2009 View Comments (0)

In the last few weeks the number of articles about wine and actions to reduce its environmental impact has grown exponentially, however, this is far from reality

Continue Reading

UK first totally sulphite free wine

May 10, 2009 View Comments (0) brings to the UK the first wine completely sulphite-free, accordingly to the chemical analysis performed by an Italian laboratory, the wine does not contain any traces of SO2.

Continue Reading

Prosecco.. made in Germany

May 9, 2009 View Comments (0)

Prosecco made in Germany? Yes, it is possible according to a German court, however, it will be bearing the IGT on the label whilst the Italian prosecco will now be DOC or DOCG

Continue Reading

Displaying Post 71 - 80 of 129 in total