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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Mon Auriol Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Its pale color with green reflections offers a nose with notes of slightly lemony boxwood. The mouth, elegant, delivers citrus aromas, predominantly pink grapefruit and lemon. [read on...]


£8.40  

A B V: 12% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: France Code: 85422

Mont Auriol Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Produced biodynamically from grapes grown on clay and limestone using organic fertiliser only. Pale in colour, with greenish highlights. Powerful Sauvignon bouquet and flavour with bags of juicy fruit and a touch of citrus and grapefruit minerality with a delicious mouth pleasing crisp- ness to balance. A great all rounder! [read on...]


£8.05  

A B V: 12% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: France Code: 83268

Mont du Bois Chenin Blanc Late Harvest half Bot

Alc. 12. 4% In great vintage years the grapes are left on the vines a little longer than usual to allow the sugar content in the berries to rise higher than usual. At the same time, and once again on rare occasions only, a bacteria called botrytis settles on the bunches and further dehydrates the water from the berries. At the optimum moment the bunches are hand picked, pressed and the juice fermented. Fermantation stops naturally leaving a great deal of natural residual sweet- ness and the botrytis adds a fantastic unmistakable addition to the flavour. This is a real blockbuster of a 'sticky' sweet wine. Deep golden colour, fabulous bouquet of dried fruit, honey and rich home made orange marma- lade. The flavour is rich, unctuous, viscous, complex melange of tropical stewed fruit, sun dried peaches,apricots & a lick of honey gently infused by botrytis. Fabulous. Goes well with many cheeses but especially 'blue' cheeses [read on...]


£13.05  

A B V: 12.4% Vintage: 2005 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 76117

Montagny 1er Crû Les Coères 2009

The cuvée Les Coères comes from one of the best-known parts of the Appellation. It gives a full-bodied yet elegant wine with a complex bouquet and flavour suggesting white flowers, citrus fruits and mineral notes, all of which combine to give a long persistent finish. It is matured on its "lees" (the dead yeast cells left after fermentation) in tank for up to 9 months to bring out its fruity character and to enhance the expression of its "terroir". [read on...]


£14.80  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2009 Color: white Country: France Code: 76465

Montagny Les Guinottes 2009

This cuvée contains up to 20 % of wine that has been matured in oak barrels and this adds complexity to the flavour without masking the fruit [read on...]


£13.20  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2009 Color: white Country: France Code: 76456

Montepulciano d

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£7.65  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2016 Color: red Country: Italy Region: Marche Code: 84458

Morgon 2011 Haute Moliere

A robust, powerful, fleshy masculine wine of great purity with rich savoury flavours and enticing notes of peach, apricot and plum which is drinking exceedingly well now and will continue to give great pleasure for another five years. It goes surprisingly well with Indian curries. [read on...]


£13.25  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2011 Color: red Country: France Code: 78784

Morgon 2011 Nugues

Deep garnet in colour with ripe stone fruit aromas including cherry, peach, apricot and plum. The flavour is seductively full in the mouth, rich, fleshy and powerful. A red wine that is a great marriage with Indian curries. [read on...]


£14.85  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2011 Color: red Country: France Code: 78759

Moulin � Vent Champ de Cour 2008

The biggest and potentially the best of Beaujolais Grand Crû, this wine embodies all the great qualities of this famous wine region. Fine deep ruby with a touch of youthful violet, really good granity earthy Gamay fruit,both chocolatey rich and minerally pure. A powerful meaty wine which although made from 'Gamay, has the distinct 'feel' of a northern Burgundy. This 2008 vintage is an excellent follow to the very fine 2007 vintage. [read on...]


£18.95  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 2008 Color: unspecifie Country: France Code: 73798

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