The Italian Abroad Wine Blog
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 about mainly 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, I am also 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 Italian wine maps featuring DOC and DOCG Italian wines, where you can discover the origin and the grapes making it of your favourite Italian wine. I also wrote this post about the Italian wine appellation system explaining the Italian wine classification and what it really means for wine drinkers.
At Italyabroad.com we also 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 it,
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
Choosing a Chianti is like winning a lottery, despite the same name on the label, the wine can be very different, watch the latest episode of Wine Conversation and discover why
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
Wine appellations are nowadays outdated, appellations are the reasons Lidl sells Chianti at £3.99 and our Chianti retails at £11.49 and for the average drinker, they are exactly the same wine sold at different prices. Appellations are also outdated because wine drinkers want to know what makes the wine, what the grape or grapes are