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The Italian Abroad Wine Blog

The Italian abroad wine blog is my, Andrea, wine blog and diary. I founded Italyabroad.com in 2003 and have been living abroad for almost 20 years and this blog is a collection of my thoughts mainly about Italian wine and wine in general. I come from an Italian wine making family and got acquainted with wine at a very early age, but I don't just love Italian wine, I love every good wine and drink plenty of it, I am very passionate about good food and travelling, and often my posts include a bit of everything.

To help you understand Italian wines, we have designed a series of wine maps, starting with a DOC and a DOCG wine map, where you can discover the provenance of your favourite Italian wines and I wrote this post that explains the Italian wine classification.

We also have a Youtube channel where you can watch me tasting wine and answering your questions about Italian wines and grapes, from the meaning of DOC 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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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: 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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