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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 mainly about 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, as well as 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 regions maps featuring DOC and DOCG wines, where you can discover the origin and the grapes making your favourite Italian wine. I also wrote a post on the Italian wine appellation system explaining and demystifying the Italian wine classification and what it really means for Italian wine lover and wine drinkers in general.

Or you can check our 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 my posts and watching my videos

Andrea

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Why is everyone against Prosecco?

May 16, 2017    Tags: 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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Andrea's wine conversations: Chardonnay

February 20, 2017    Tags: View Comments (0)

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

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Andrea's wine conversations: Franciacorta

November 28, 2016    Tags: View Comments (0)

Watch our latest episode of Wine Conversation and discover Franciacorta, a classic method sparkling wine, and learn the difference between the different methods

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Franciacorta vs Champagne

October 27, 2009    Tags: View Comments (0)

We only had a sip and decided to throw the rest of the champagne in the sink. After this very disappointing experience, we opened a bottle of Franciacorta and what an experience. For the same price, what a better wine. Using Bob Tyrer words, a good Franciacorta can outshine Champagne at twice the price.

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