Wines By Region

The word wine comes from the Old English win, which derives from the Proto-Germanic *winam which was an early borrowing from the Latin vinum, (which can mean either the `wine` or the `vine`), from Aeolic Greek Fοίνος, (woinos) and from earlier languages such as Hebrew יין (yayin).

Wine producing Regions


Wine grapes grow almost exclusively between thirty and fifty degrees north or south of the equator. The world`s most southerly vineyards are in the South Island of New Zealand near the 45th parallel. However, the world`s most northerly vineyard is Blaxsta Vingård in Flen, Sweden, just above the 59th parallel. As a rule, grapevines prefer a relatively long growing season of 100 days or more with warm daytime temperatures (not above 95°F/35°C) and cool nights (a difference of 40°F/23°C or more).

Wine exporting countries


The 14 largest export nations (2005 dates) – France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Chile, the United States of America, Germany, South Africa, Portugal, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Croatia and Argentina. California produces about 90% of the wine in the United States. In 2000, Great Britain imported more wine from Australia than from France for the first time in history.

The leaders in export volume by market share in 2003 were:

* France, 22%
* Italy, 20%
* Spain, 16%
* Australia, 8%
* Chile, 6%
* United States, 5%
* Portugal, 4%
* Germany, 4%

Wine production by country 2005


Rank, Country, Production (tonnes)
1 France 5,329,449
2 Italy 5,056,648
3 Spain 3,934,140
4 United States 2,232,000
5 Argentina 1,564,000
6 China 1,300,000
7 Australia 1,274,000
8 South Africa 1,157,895
9 Germany 1,014,700
10 Chile 788,551


This article is based entirely or in part on the Wines By Region wikipedia article and is licenced under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation Licence.


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Argentina

Australia

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France
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[Bordeaux][Bourgogne][Burgundy]
[Chablis][Champagne][Gascony]
[Graves and Pessac Legnan]

Germany
[Mosel][Rhine]
Italy
[Abruzzo][Asti][Chianti]
[Latium][Soave][Treuto]
[Valpolicella][Veneto][Verona]

Portugal

South Africa
[Cederberg][Constantia][Franschoek]
[Namaqualand][Overberg][Paarl]
[Stellenbosch][Swartland][Worcester]

Spain
[Barcelona]
United States
[California]
Uruguay

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Absente 55

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£9.95  

A B V: 55% Vintage: non-vintag Color: unspecifie Country: France Code: 57281

Anjou Blanc, Sous la Tonnelle 2008

'Sous la Tonnelle' means 'Below the Rainbow' an apt 'Cuvee'name. Blended 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Chardonnay, the qualities and characters of these two grapes compliment one another perfectly. Big lively fruit with a healthy mixture of white peaches, apricots, pears and mango, and delicious crispness to compliment. [read on...]


£4.60  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2008 Color: white Country: France Region: Loire-Atlantique Code: 72094

Ardeche Sauvignon Chardonnay VDP 3L Box

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£20.95  

A B V: 13% Vintage: non-vintag Color: unspecifie Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 63701

Bacharacher Schloss Stahleck Kab Trocken 92 Litre

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£4.15  

A B V: 10% Vintage: 1992 Color: Country: Germany Region: Rhine Code: 2338

Beaujolais Village Rouge 2012 Nugues

The 45 year old Gamay vines from which this easy drinking Beaujolais has been produced are surrounded by the Grand /Cru of Morgon, Fleurie and Moulin-a-Vent, with the bonus of the superior Villages appellation. The colour is typical purple robe of Gamay, with aaromas of blackcurrant and strawberry and harmonious flavour wih velvety tannins and a whisper of minerality and hint of spice. [read on...]


£10.85  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2012 Color: red Country: France Region: Rhone Code: 80157

Beaujolais Village Rouge 2014 Moliere

The Beaujolais Villages Appellation covers 38 specific superior communes and represents a signifcant step up from the more prolific plain Beaujolais with a more serious style. This vintage shows red cherries, soft red fruits and a touch of banana. [read on...]


£9.75  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2014 Color: red Country: France Code: 82624

Beaujolais-Villages Blanc 2010 Nugues

This clasasic white Chardonnay is unoaked. It was left on its 'lees' for 2-3 months to add complexity to its flavour and early bottling ensured that its delicious fresh, youthful fruit was conserved. Intense complex aromas of white and yellow fruits (peaches) follow onto the palate to add to the citrus and white flowers. Full, round and rich, it really is a quality match for fine Burgundy. [read on...]


£9.99  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2010 Color: red Country: France Code: 76595

Beaune Les Greves 1er Crû 2011

As the saying goes 'all roads lead to Rome but the finest pass through Beaune'! This historic and beautiful town is regarded as the capital of Burgundy and very worthwhile a detour to visit. Their wines are distinguished, complex, intriguing, beguiling and immensely pleasing. This wine from the top 'Les Greves 1er Cru' vineyards encompasses all the very best qualities and expresses the very finest characteristics. The bouquet has nuances of black cherries and blackcurrants and the flavour is full yet distinguished and refined with fine silky tannins. [read on...]


£30.35  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2011 Color: red Country: France Code: 80130

Beaune-Cent-Vignes,1er Cru 1992 Ch.de Meursault

The vines used to produce this wine are grown oin the top edge of the favoured Feves. It has a bouquet of cooked fruits and plums with spicy undertones and a delicious rich well-rounded mature flavour with the remotest hint of oak. For current drinking. [read on...]


£12.20  

Vintage: 1992 Color: unspecifie Country: France Region: Beaune Code: 41712

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