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 showing the origins and the grapes making your favourite Italian wines. I also wrote a post on the Italian wine appellation system explaining and demystifying the Italian wine classification system and what it really means for Italian wine lovers and wine drinkers in general.
Lastly, we have a 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 this wine blog and please get in touch if you have any question.
Craft beer drinkers, the ones that use social media, can be easily moved to wine, if they can enjoy a good beer, then they can use their acquired taste to enjoy a nice glass of wine, the step is closer than everyone thinks
It is widely known that Wine Spectators's wine experts like burgundy style white wine and oaky, big, smooth red wines and every wineries is trying to make them, however neither burgundy or any other country has the same diversity and variety as Italy and by trying to please the magazine, their wines may be amongst the top Italian but will always come second in the top world wines simply because our grape and history is not theirs
Another year, another vintage, another alert that we could be soon running out of Prosecco. I have just stumble upon an article about a possible shortage on the Telegraph and as soon as I read the alert, a smile appeared on my face, this is the third alert in as many vintages and years and as I said then, I say now, we will never run out of Prosecco.
The Prosecco “bubble” is so big that currently every sparkling wine is, for the almost totality of consumers, a Prosecco, but 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