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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Picpoul de Pinet Guillemarine 2017

Until recently Picpoul de Pinet was little known outside of France despite substantial vineyards in the Languedoc. This wine is a classic example - fine, fruity, crisp and dry with notes of white flowers, white peaches, tropical fruits and minerally lemon-grapefruit on th finish. Excellent with seafood, brilliant with moules frites! [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2017 Color: white Country: France Code: 85682

Picpoul de Pinet Montredon 2017

Classic style, brilliant and showing elegance with a cocktail of exotic fruits - pineapple, mango and passion fruit. Rich aromatic and persistent flavours, round delicate and silky. Hachette *** [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2017 Color: white Country: France Region: Ain Code: 85674

Picpoul de Pinet Reine Juliette 2017

Delicious mineral flavour, big fruit, fresh, creamy and dense. Melon, pear, white flowers, saltiness from sea influence and cris. Good with sea food, especially shellfish, oyster and moules, with the extra bonus of being low in alcohol. [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2017 Color: white Country: France Code: 85691

Pinot Grigio Veneto 2016

Hugely popular wine produced from Pinot Gris grapes grown in the Fruili- Venezia Guilia region in north east Italy. Dry, with a full, rich flavour and a whisper of crisp acidity which makes the style silky and elegant. [read on...]


A B V: 12% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: Italy Code: 85014

Pinot Noir Cuvee Buis d Aps 2015

Buis d'Alps is a small region in Alba-la-Romaine where these Pinot Noir grapes grow on clay-limestone marls. Kirsch cherry notes abound on the nose. The flavour is lively, supple and silky with notes of redcurrants and morello cherries. Delicius and one of the best we have tasted from the Ardeche. [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2015 Color: red Country: France Region: Ardeche Code: 84814

Pol Roger Brut NV

Brut Reserve is fine and elegant with a certain character thanks to the technique of cold settling. This method, which is the most natural one, makes it possible to develop the most sensitive floral aromas. The result is a Champagne of fine richness, full-bodied as a result of the Pinot Noir and smooth and light thanks to the Chardonnay. Elegant with a fine mousse. [read on...]


A B V: 12% Vintage: non-vintag Color: unspecifie Country: France Region: Champagne Code: 34770

Pol Roger Brut Rose 2006

This rose champagne, composed of approximately 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay drawn from some 20 grands and premiers crus, captures the brilliance of the moment with harmony, freshness and sensuality. 15% of Pinot Noir from Bouzy vinified 'en rouge' contributes just what is required in terms of added lustre and a hint of frivolity. Taken as a whole, the hallmarks of the 1999 vintage are: a fine structure and an appealing seductive delicacy. The colour is instantly appealing: the palate is soft, supple and spicy, the mousse ethereal, the appeal irrisistable! [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2006 Color: rose Country: France Code: 79375

Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2004

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A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2004 Color: white Country: France Code: 79384

Pol Roger Cuvee Winston Churchill 98

Pol Roger is inexplicably linked to Sir Winston Churchill. He was captivated by Odette Pol Roger's wit, charm and intelligence in November 1944 when he met her at a British Embassy luncheon. When Churchill died in 1965 Pol Roger placed a black border around the label of the White Foil shipped to England and in 1984 the firm launched CuvSir Winston Churchill one of the best cuvèes in modern times and is the greatest champagnes available today. At first the nose is overt and generous with hints of tobacco, fresh butter and nuts. As it evolves the wines strong personality asserts itself. The initial freshness gives way to an impression Food of power and vigour with heady notes of violet, liquorice, wood,l. [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 1998 Color: white Country: France Code: 71321

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