Category: Wine producing countries

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New Zealand Wine

New Zealand wine is a wine unlike any other due to its climate, soil, and water. New Zealand vineyards are grown in a maritime climate. The sea controls…

Bulgarian wines in the US wine market

Bulgarian wine export during the first nine months of 2007 is more than 850 000 hectoliters of wine, which was a 21% increase compared to the same period…

French Fine Wine

There are many different fine wines from France. Known as the wine capital of the world, France boasts many delectable wines that people from all over the world…

Bordeaux wine

from www.terroir-france.com Bordeaux is probably the most well-know wine region in France. Bordeaux counts for one third of the good quality french wine (AOC, crus bourgeois, crus classes)….

New Zealand

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia New Zealand wine is largely produced in ten major wine growing regions spanning latitudes 36° to 45° South and extending 1,600 km (1,000…

French wine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia France is one of the oldest wine–producing regions of Europe. The production of wine in France has its origins in the 6th century…

Tannat

For a long time, this tannic grape variety was responsible for giving the wines of the Southwest their rustic and unsophisticated reputation. However, with improved winemaking technology and…

Syrah

Legend has it that Syrah was brought back from the Crusades in 1224 after a long voyage from the Iranian city of Shiraz, but experts are still debating…

Sciacarello

This is the most robust of Corsica’s reds, and only exists on the island. Its name, which means “crunchy between the teeth”, refers to its crunchy pulp of…

Pinot noir

Cultivated by the Gauls before the Roman invasion, Pinot Noir has always been right at home in Burgundy. It has since been planted in Alsace, Germany and even…

Mourvedre

Originating in Provence in the 14th century, this grape variety spread in large quantities to Spain, perhaps because Provence was under Catalan rule. Today, with 7,500 hectares in…

Merlot

Who would have predicted that a variety that was considered second-rate until the 19th century would have such a promising future? With 190,000 hectares planted worldwide and 100,000…

Grolleau

Best known for the off-dry Roses d’Anjou, Grolleau is now used to produce delicate, fruity red wines and the wines of the Rose de Loire AOC as well…

Grenache

Originally from Aragon, which dominated the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, Grenache is one of southern France’s noble grape varieties. As it is susceptible to disease, the windy…

Gamay

Another name for Gamay is Gamay Beaujolais, which is a clear sign that the variety and the region are inseparable. A full 60% of the world’s Gamay is…

Cinsaut

Often blended with Carignan, Cinsaut also has been tagged with a poor reputation, as it was formerly produced in mass quantities. Today, Cinsaut is only planted on 45,000…

Carignan

Carignan is a variety that has suffered greatly from image problems. As it has naturally high yields, it has long been used for mass produced wines and lower…

Cabernet sauvignon

Not much needs to be said, as Cabernet Sauvignon has become well known worldwide. It comes primarily from M?doc, where its optimum expression can be obtained by blending…

Cabernet franc

The shining star of Loire reds, the robust and early-ripening Cabernet Franc does not have much in common with the similarly named Cabernet Sauvignon. In Bordeaux, and Southwestern…

Australian wines and regions

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Australian wine industry is the 6th largest in the world, exporting over 400,000,000 litres a year to a large international export market…