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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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Chianti vs Chianti Classico

April 23, 2019    Tags: Chianti , Chianti Classico, Chianti DOCG View Comments (0)

What is the difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico? Is Chianti Classico better than the “normal” Chianti? Which is the Chianti with the black rooster on the label? These are only some of the questions that I get asked when tasting Chiantis. Lets start answering them

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Andrea's wine conversations: Chianti

November 28, 2016    Tags: Chianti , Chianti Classico, Tuscan Wines, Wine Conversations View Comments (0)

Why every time I pick a Chianti is like drinking a complete different wine? Why there are so many different Chianti? How to pick the right one? Is Chianti Classico better than the normal Chianti?

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Give consumers what they want, even if it is cheap and bad wine

October 11, 2016    Tags: Lidl, Chianti , Asda, Aldi, B&M, Blind Tasting View Comments (0)

Unless we start educating the ordinary Joes, there is no point in blaming supermarkets for supplying cheap and poor wine, once the education process has started, the same supermarkets will be forced to improve the quality of their wines, but until then, supermarkets are simply giving what their customers want and we like it or not, is a cheap and poor wine

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Wine appellations, are really non sense?

September 19, 2016    Tags: Italian Wine Appellations, Lidl, Wine Brand, Wine Marketing, Chianti , Italian Wines View Comments (1)

Are wine appellations really nonsense? Are appellations the reason why Lidl sells Chianti at £3.99? Will it make any difference if instead of the “appellation” the label will have the grape? Does the problem lie somewhere else? Is the amount, as quantity, of wine produced to be blamed?

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