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At Italyabroad.com we believe in importing the best Italian wine and food, we believe that how we eat and drink reflects the way we look after ourselves, eating and drinking healthily makes us feeling better, feeling good, feeling energised, makes us awake. We believe in what Hippocrates said "Let food be thy medicine and let your medicine be thy food".
We are committed to:
Authenticity. We offer authentic Italian wine and food, all our products are what Italians eat and drink, including us;
Quality and being Ethical. All our range is of the highest quality possible, we have been working and supporting small producers and artisans since 2003, you will never see industrial, poor quality products on our website.
To the environment. All our products are made respecting the environment, are environmentally friendly and our food range doesn’t contain palm oil or preservatives and is made using only natural and healthy ingredients and all our packaging and cards are made with recycled paper.
Good wine comes from healthy, ripe grapes, low yield vineyards. Good wine comes from looking after the vineyards. Great grapes can make great wines; unripe, damaged grapes will only make poor quality wine. Food ingredients list should not contain plenty of additives and preservatives, good food does not need them, only poor quality food does, to add flavour, to compensate for the lack of it. These are facts.
Food and wine for Italians are much more than just eating and drinking, it’s family, friends, home, people sitting together, stories and jokes, laughs. Good food and good wine bring good friends and some time, less is better, we believe in quality over quantity.
The market is full of poor quality, cheap Italian wine and food or product with Italian sounding names. At Italyabroad.com our credo has always been to import the very best, our journey has been about meeting passionate small Italian producers making great products. We believe that small producers offer the best quality and value for money. We are the Italian wine and food retailer.
Valpolicella SuperioreOur favourite red has always been Amarone but under recommendation from Andrea we tried this red. Certainly not as big & bold as an Amarone but beautifully balanced, very smooth wit
Brian & Shirley
We had our wine night on the 11th March which everyone enjoyed. All the wines were excellent, the Pinot Grigio Cantanghel and Supertuscans Il Sorvegeliante Rigololccio were of part
GuancialeAbsolutely delicious. If you are going to cook authentic italian pasta recipes this is what you need!
Recioto della ValpolicellaAn excellent wine, fruity, perfect for chocolate desserts. Not overly sweet, this wine also work well with cheeses. Delicious
CustozaA real favorite of ours, from years of visiting Italy but proving harder to find in the Uk. A well rounded white wine - not acidic - easy to drink with food or on its own
Prosecco DOC TrevisoVery light and enjoyable Prosecco
Thank you for a great evening! :-) we will try + visit again from Scotland
Excellent night - thank you very much for a lovely nigh. Very knowledgeable - learnt a lot about wine
Alex Thank you for the hamper - and the additional surprises. It is fantastic. We will enjoy this together. Please keep up your excellent produce and service