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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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Has the prosecco bubble started to crack?

September 17, 2019    Tags: Prosecco, DOCG, Valdobbiadene View Comments (0)

Historic Prosecco producers, the ones in the DOCG area, want to get rid of the “Prosecco” name on their labels and only use “Valdobbiadene” to try and differentiate their Prosecco from the cheaper versions even though I have seen plenty of cheap Valdobbiadene Prosecco.

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Prosecco rose’ is coming

May 30, 2019    Tags: Prosecco, Sparkling Wine , Prosecco Rose' View Comments (0)

If you haven't heard or read it yet, Prosecco rose’ will be soon making its appearance on our supermarkets, and not, shelves and I am certain, many wine drinkers can’t wait to buy it. Prosecco Rose is not to be confused with any sparkling rose’ wine currently being sold, Prosecco Rose will have written “Prosecco Rose” on the label and I am expecting it to be a DOC wine

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Can Mrs. May learn about negotiation by looking at the wine industry?

January 23, 2019    Tags: Prosecco, Brexit, Italy, Sparkling Wine , Australia View Comments (0)

I just read that EU and Australia have almost reached a compromise on the Prosecco dispute, Australian producers will, still to be confirmed, be able to keep producing and selling Prosecco, amongst many other European protected food, by adding “Australian” on the label

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Prosecco Sales have gone down ...

September 21, 2018    Tags: Prosecco, Sparkling Wine , Prosecco Consortium, UK Market View Comments (0)

Prosecco has become the cheapest “appellation” sparkling wine in the UK shelves and as such it is competing with all other cheap sparkling wines. Prosecco has become a commodity, and when a product becomes one, it loses its brand loyalty, this is why Prosecco sales are going down whether the consortium wants to admit it or not.

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Has Prosecco become a joke?

June 12, 2017    Tags: Prosecco, Cava, Sparkling Wines, Spumante View Comments (0)

I recently read that a Cava producer has started selling its own “premium”, which I see as a tentative to stay away from the price war that is taking place in the category, Prosecco and I keep asking myself if I am the only one thinking that the Prosecco sage has become a joke

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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 Progrigio the future of wine in the UK?

April 3, 2017    Tags: Prosecco, Asda, Pinot Grigio, Progrigio, Sparkling Wine , Supermarkets View Comments (0)

Progrigio, what a name for a wine, it reminds me of a tennis equipment brand. What next, Prozinf, for a Sparkling Zinfaldel, or MalPro, for a Sparkling Malbech? Or they both sound too much like medicines?

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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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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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