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.
I love Vinitaly and cant wait to attend next year event, but unless it goes back to its origin and the real reasons why it has been created, why exhibitors and visitors are attending it, I can’t see vinitaly lasting another 50 years
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
My vinitaly started on Friday when I have visited my producers, tasted new wines and new vintages. I don't want to bore you with the details, but I want you to tell you a couple of highlights from my producers.