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.
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.
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
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?
Chardonnay is a fantastic grape, produces amazing wine, from light, refreshing, easy to drink to complex, aged wine, Chardonnay used to be a favourite grape and wine until the Pinot grigio took over. Oak, whether barrels or just flavours, is also a way to hide poor quality grapes
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
Always wondered what Franciacorta is or a classic method sparkling wine? Do you want to know the difference between Prosecco and Champagne or Franciacorta?
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