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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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Why is everyone against Prosecco?

May 16, 2017    Tags: Prosecco, Champagne, Spumante, Franciacorta, Sparkling Wine View Comments (0)

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.

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Is Brexit being blamed for everything or is the wine industry that is in a mess?

March 23, 2017    Tags: Prosecco, Champagne, Brexit, Brand, UK Wine Industry View Comments (0)

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

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Global brands and wineries

March 11, 2017    Tags: Prosecco, Champagne, Brand, Winery View Comments (0)

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?

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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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Why Italian wineries are not learning the lessons?

December 5, 2016    Tags: Prosecco, Champagne, Sparkling Wines, Consortium View Comments (0)

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

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Andrea's wine conversations: Franciacorta

November 28, 2016    Tags: Prosecco, Champagne, Sparkling Wines, Franciacorta, Wine Conversations, Classic Method Wines View Comments (0)

Always wondered what Franciacorta is or a classic method sparkling wine? Do you want to know the difference between Prosecco and Champagne or Franciacorta?

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Are we nearing the end of the Prosecco era?

February 13, 2016    Tags: Prosecco, Champagne, Cava, Sparkling Wines View Comments (0)

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

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