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The Italian Abroad Wine Blog

The Italian abroad wine blog is my 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 food, but also wine and food 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 any good wine and enjoy plenty of it, as well as 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 Italian wine regions maps featuring DOC and DOCG wines, where you can discover the origin and the grapes making your favourite Italian wine. I also wrote a post on the Italian wine appellation system explaining and demystifying the Italian wine classification and what it really means for Italian wine lover and wine drinkers in general.

Or you can check our Youtube channel where you can watch me tasting some of our wines and answer your questions about Italian wines and grapes, from the real meaning of DOC to what is an orange wine.

Hope you enjoy reading my posts and watching my videos

Andrea

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EU allows rose being made mixing red and white

April 2, 2009

In the last few years, wine has become a demon for the governments around the world, the cause of all problems; because of few that abuse of it, the rest are paying the cost. Let's start doing something about it.

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Italian wines in UK supermarkets

March 23, 2009

Supermarkets' own labels and cheap Italian wines are all made by the same suppliers, sometime using different brand, but I am confident that there is no difference in how the wines taste

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Italyabroad.com and The Joneses

March 16, 2009

I am very pleased to introduce you Baz and Les, a fantastic couple, crazy about cooking and passionate about Italy and Italian food. They fell in love with Italy and their food and decided they were going to devote all their knowledge and passion with their friends and anyone passionate about cooking sharing their recipes.

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Wine competitions, what they really mean

March 14, 2009

In the UK market, a relatively young market, they are important; they help in selling wine, especially supermarkets' wines where there is no advice and wines are sold by the attractiveness of the label, their price or the review or award received.

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Is it true, British want cheap plonk?

March 9, 2009

Do really British want cheap plonk that will get them drunk? Is wine all about getting drunk and not an enjoyment, a pleasure?

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Spicy food and Italian wine

March 8, 2009

Which Italian wine to choose when pairing spicy food.

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Italian wines today

March 7, 2009

I have noticed that Italian wines are becoming more and more rare, from supermarkets to newspaper wine pages. One of the reasons behind this is the difficulty in finding good producers as I have already mentioned in other posting.

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Restaurants and house wine

February 28, 2009

I probably spend too much time eating out and one of my criterions to evaluate the restaurant I am going to is to look at the wine list and exactly at the house wine. The house wine tells me a lot about the restaurant

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How the wine is made and what in the bottle

February 15, 2009

Only in the last few weeks, I have read of several cases of wine frauds, but I guess I read about them because I read industry reports and magazines and these cases never make the big TV

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Wine and chocolate

February 5, 2009

It is once again the time of the year where we'll be eating plenty of chocolate, Valentines's day is the day in which lovers will give each other plenty of chocolate in thousand shapes and flavours so I decided to play with chocolate and Italian wine and find matches.. what a long and pleasant day has been.

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