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.
Prosecco has become the cheapest “appellation” sparkling wine in the UK shelves and as such it is competing with all other cheap sparkling wines. Prosecco has become a commodity, and when a product becomes one, it loses its brand loyalty, this is why Prosecco sales are going down whether the consortium wants to admit it or not.
I recently read that a Cava producer has started selling its own “premium”, which I see as a tentative to stay away from the price war that is taking place in the category, Prosecco and I keep asking myself if I am the only one thinking that the Prosecco sage has become a joke
What is the problem for Prosecco and why is everyone wishing it to go? There is too much Prosecco that tastes like a cheap sparkling wine, this is real problem.
Progrigio, what a name for a wine, it reminds me of a tennis equipment brand. What next, Prozinf, for a Sparkling Zinfaldel, or MalPro, for a Sparkling Malbech? Or they both sound too much like medicines?
Whether we agree or not, have voted in or out, Brexit is a result of democracy and we all need to accept it and try to get the best out of it, but lately Brexit is being blamed for everything, sometime rightly so, sometime no
What is a global brand in the wine industry, is there any difference between brands and wineries? Why the wine industry does not have its Nike or Adidas?
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
Always wondered what Franciacorta is or a classic method sparkling wine? Do you want to know the difference between Prosecco and Champagne or Franciacorta?
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.
Are we nearing the end of the Prosecco era? If Prosecco producers and Consortium do not stop worrying only about sales, yes, I think so, especially if they keeps pushing prices and quality down