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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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“Delle Venezie DOC debuts second vintage”

February 20, 2019    Tags: Pinot Grigio, DOC delle Venezie, Sauvignon Blanc, DOC View Comments (0)

Italian DOC wines have reached the astonishing number of 330, they were 329 before the latest addition, and consumers probably know only a handful of them, and I don’t think they really care or are even aware of whether a wine is DOC or not when purchasing a bottle

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Is Progrigio the future of wine in the UK?

April 3, 2017    Tags: Prosecco, Asda, Pinot Grigio, Progrigio, Sparkling Wine , Supermarkets View Comments (0)

Progrigio, what a name for a wine, it reminds me of a tennis equipment brand. What next, Prozinf, for a Sparkling Zinfaldel, or MalPro, for a Sparkling Malbech? Or they both sound too much like medicines?

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Andrea's wine conversations: Chardonnay

February 20, 2017    Tags: Champagne, Franciacorta, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Apulia, Wine Conversations 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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Naked Wine's Pinot Grigio - part 2

April 6, 2010    Tags: Pinot Grigio, , Naked Wines View Comments (0)

As you may have noticed, I had to change the title of my previous post about Naked Wines' Pinot Grigio because I got a call from someone at their office Naked Wines complaining about my post about their Pinot Grigio saying that they were not happy about it and it was a mistake on their side.

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Pinot Grigio from Naked Wines, is it a mistake?

April 2, 2010    Tags: Pinot Grigio, Italian Wines, Naked Wines, Italian Pinot Grigio, Independent Producer View Comments (0)

A few days ago I was surfing the internet and ended up on the Naked Wines website on the Pinot Grigio page and was astonished to read what the say about it; I could only find two explanations, either they have no idea about wines, at least Italian wines, or they are deceiving customers, could not find any other. Here explained why.

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Sainsburys, plenty of Pinot Grigio to choose from but all coming from the same bottlers..

March 29, 2010    Tags: Pinot Grigio, Italian Wine, Sainsburys View Comments (0)

A couple of days ago I went to my local Sainsbury for some shopping and noticed the massive number of Pinot Grigio on offers, I recall at least 8 different ones.

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