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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 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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Parker and his ratings

May 6, 2009 View Comments (0)

I have just got an email from a producer I met a couple of weeks ago at the Vinitaly all excited about Parkers reviews of its wines. When I tasted its wines, I wasn't really impressed by them,they were different from the ones I was expecting, I found them pretty Parker style I guess, I cannot think of a better word.

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Vinitaly 2009 - 2nd part

April 24, 2009 View Comments (0)

My vinitaly started on Friday when I have visited my producers, tasted new wines and new vintages. I don't want to bore you with the details, but I want you to tell you a couple of highlights from my producers.

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Wine or label?

April 18, 2009 View Comments (0)

Buying a wine because of its label? It seems that some restaurants are doing the same

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Vinitaly 2009 and Italian wine

April 15, 2009 View Comments (0)

Another year, another Vinitaly. Last year the event coincided with the Brunello scandal and all attention was for the wine makers involved, luckily, this year, we were back to business even though in a more sober way. The 2009 has not started very well for the wine industry and exhibitors at the Vinitaly were expecting less visitors and I have to say that, to me, there were; however, numbers released by the organizers were showing more visitors than ever.

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April 13, 2009 View Comments (0)

I recently visited Aldi to find out about their Italian range and whilst I have noticed that they only have a few Italian wines and precisely, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Grigio blush, Soave and Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, reading the back labels, I have seen that their wines are made, once again, by GI that we have already come across in the other supermarkets

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EU allows rose being made mixing red and white

April 2, 2009 View Comments (0)

In the last few years, wine has become a demon for the governments around the world, the cause of all problems; because of few that abuse of it, the rest are paying the cost. Let's start doing something about it.

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Italian wines in UK supermarkets

March 23, 2009 View Comments (0)

Supermarkets' own labels and cheap Italian wines are all made by the same suppliers, sometime using different brand, but I am confident that there is no difference in how the wines taste

Continue Reading and The Joneses

March 16, 2009 View Comments (0)

I am very pleased to introduce you Baz and Les, a fantastic couple, crazy about cooking and passionate about Italy and Italian food. They fell in love with Italy and their food and decided they were going to devote all their knowledge and passion with their friends and anyone passionate about cooking sharing their recipes.

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Wine competitions, what they really mean

March 14, 2009 View Comments (0)

In the UK market, a relatively young market, they are important; they help in selling wine, especially supermarkets' wines where there is no advice and wines are sold by the attractiveness of the label, their price or the review or award received.

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Is it true, British want cheap plonk?

March 9, 2009 View Comments (0)

Do really British want cheap plonk that will get them drunk? Is wine all about getting drunk and not an enjoyment, a pleasure?

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