Having over 2.9 million acres of vine plantations, Spain is the third largest producer of wine in the world. It has the biggest surface are of vineyards in the world but the dry climate makes for a low yield. Most of Spain’s wines are made out of native grapes, giving them an advantage of uniqueness over the widely spread Cabernets, Merlots and Pinots. More than half of Spain’s wines are [ Read More ]
Wine Regions Articles
Most of the time the wines are not separated by grape type, but by the region where it originates. Find out what are the best wine regions in the world and what countries make the best wine.
It seems that, nowadays, it’s all about reputation. If you think of a French wine, you say to yourself “hmm… it must be good”, even though you never tasted a French wine before, you just heard other people talk about it. With Germany it is a little more complicated than that. It is known for producing some of the most elegant and aromatically pure white wines, but others say that [ Read More ]
The Chilean wine cultivating history dates back from the 16th century. Like in Argentina, it was the Spanish conquistadors that brought the vines and planted the seed in many peoples minds. Passion meant that by the 20th century French wine varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were introduced. Being such a narrow country, Chile’s climate is dominated by the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the [ Read More ]
Argentina’s culinary and winemaking culture has heavy Spanish influences. The first vines were brought into Argentina by the Spanish man Juan Cedron in the year 1557. Since then, like in many other countries, the production of wine has only grown. Santiago del Estero was the place where it all started. Although in the past the majority of winemakers in Argentina were more interested in quantity than quality, the perspective of [ Read More ]
Every wine drinker knows that the wines available in his country are most often sub-par in comparison to the best regions for specific wines. Fact is each type of wine grape works better for certain climates and worse for others. This article will cover a wine region tour around the world. Australia Australia is different from other wine making countries in more than one way. The most important aspect is that [ Read More ]