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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: Negroamaro

April 10, 2017    Tags: Red Wine, Apulia, Negroamaro, Italian Wine, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Negroamaro is a red wine grape grown in the south of Italy, mainly in Apulia and the Salento, the heel of Italy. The grape can produce different wines, and is also blended with other grapes to produce wine such as the Salice Salentino or the Squinzano Rosso.

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Andrea's wine conversations: Falanghina

April 3, 2017    Tags: Campania, Falanghina, White Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Falanghina is a white wine grape grown and wine made in the south of Italy, mainly in Campania, that in the last few years has become widely known and drunk

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Andrea's wine conversations: Gutturnio

March 27, 2017    Tags: Barbera, Colli Piacentini, Gutturnio, Bonarda, Emilia Romagna Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Gutturnio is a red wine from Emilia Romagna, Piacenza precisely, and is a blend of Barbera and Bonarda, it is still or frizzante, slightly sparkling, a very interesting wine that if you havent yet, it is worth discovering

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Andrea's wine conversations: Lugana

March 21, 2017    Tags: Lugana, Italian White Wine, Wine Conversations, Lake Garda Wines View Comments (0)

Lugana is the white wine from the Lake Garda, a beautiful wine, perfect to enjoy on its own or to compliment food. Lugana is becoming more and more known outside Italy due to the number of tourists visiting the Lake Garda wanting to drink the same wine once at home.

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Andrea's wine conversations: Moscato Passito

March 13, 2017    Tags: Piedmont, Moscato, Passito, Moscato D'Asti, Dessert Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

We all know the Moscato or Muscat grape, it is grown everywhere in Italy and the world, used to make different wines. In Italy it is grown from north to south, the most famous Moscato is the Moscato d'Asti, but this one is a quite a spectacular wine

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Andrea's wine conversations: Gamay

March 7, 2017    Tags: Gamay, Valle d’Aosta Wines, Aosta Valley Wines, Red Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Gamay is not often associated to Italy, however the grape is grown in Italy, precisely in Valle d’Aosta (Aosta Valley). Wines from Valle d’Aosta are not widely available due to their limited production but are really good, and this Gamay is no exception

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Andrea's wine conversations: Aglianico

February 27, 2017    Tags: Aglianico, Taurasi, Basilicata, Barolo of the South, Campania Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Aglianico is a fantastic grape grown in the south of Italy and this Aglianico comes from Campania and is made with grapes grown in the Taurasi area, here the same grapes can be used to make Taurasi, a very good wine called the Barolo of the south

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Andrea's wine conversations: Chardonnay

February 20, 2017    Tags: Champagne, Franciacorta, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Apulia, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Chardonnay is a fantastic grape, produces amazing wine, from light, refreshing, easy to drink to complex, aged wine, Chardonnay used to be a favourite grape and wine until the Pinot grigio took over. Oak, whether barrels or just flavours, is also a way to hide poor quality grapes

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Andrea's wine conversations: Barbera Colli Piacentini

February 8, 2017    Tags: Barbera, Colli Piacentini, La Polveriera, Molinelli, Emilia Romagna Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

When thinking about Barbera, we immediately associate the grape and the wine to Piedmont and depending on our knowledge, Asti or Alba, but barbera as a grape is planted and grown in many other Italian regions, from Lombardia to Emilia Romagna

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Andrea's wine conversations: Maremma Toscana

January 31, 2017    Tags: Supertuscany, Tuscan Wines, Italian Wine Classification , Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

What is a Supertuscan? What makes them different from the other Tuscan wines? In this episode Andrea explains why the Supertuscany category has been created and will be tasting a supertuscan from Maremma

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