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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Pol Roger Magnum

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£75.00  

Vintage: non-vintag Color: unspecifie Country: France Region: Champagne Code: 64658

Pommard Clos des Epenots 1er Cru 97 Ch.de Meursau

A splendid wine. Although young the style is soft and `feminine`, finely balanced and giving pleasure now although it will improve with keeping over the next 5-10 years. [read on...]


£21.70  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 1997 Color: unspecifie Country: France Region: Beaune Code: 44719

Pommard Les Riottes 2007

The Rottes vineyard is situated near Chateau de Pommard, being exposed to south east and the wines regularly recieve top awards for outstanding quality. This vintage is no exception. Red with violet reflections, the bouquet has floral notes with hints of fruits and red cherries. Masculine in structure, it offers wonderful fruits on the flavour with a strong thread of soft ripe tannins. Elegant and long farewell. [read on...]


£23.60  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2007 Color: red Country: France Code: 73971

Pommard Les Riottes 2009

The Rottes vineyard is situated near Chateau de Pommard, being exposed to south east and the wines regularly recieve top awards for outstanding quality. This vintage is no exception. Red with violet reflections, the bouquet has floral notes with hints of fruits and red cherries. Masculine in structure, it offers wonderful fruits on the flavour with a strong thread of soft ripe tannins. Elegant and long farewell. [read on...]


£30.35  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2009 Color: red Country: France Code: 76586

Pouilly Fuisse Clos Reyssier 2014

A classic from a specific vineyard parcel. Its bouquet is compex with hint of vanilla and scents of white flowers and ripe comice pears. The flavour is subtle, ample and fleshy and full of fruit with a lick of lemon. [read on...]


£17.65  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2014 Color: white Country: France Code: 83659

Pouilly Fumé Kriotine 2015

The Blanc Fume or Sauvignon grape is sensitive to fluctuations such as climate, altitude and particulary the soil on which the vines grow. The understones of this outstanding Pouilly Fume (Cuvee Kriotine) was grown on limestone soil and has a strong mineral character, vivacious with intense citrus and grapefruit aromas and a subtle hint of jasmine. On the palate the characteristic smoky minerality is complemented by rich exotic fruit flavours, a vibrant refreshing acidity with a long complex and richly textured finish. [read on...]


£13.75  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: France Region: Loire-Atlantique Code: 82147

Pouilly Fume Silice 2015

The Blanc Fume or Sauvignon grape is sensitive to fluctuations such as climate, altitude and particularly the soil on which the vines grow. This Cuvee Salic is produced from vines grown on flint stone on the highest part of the Blanchet domaine and embraces minerality in the bouquet followed on to the palate with a background of citrus and classic gunflint. [read on...]


£13.75  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: France Region: Loire-Atlantique Code: 82164

Pouilly Fume Treuillet 15

Pouilly Fume is one of the five appellations in the east of the Loire, across the river from Sancerre. The Sauvignon is the required grape for all this wine from M Treuillet, it is classic in style and absolutely excellent qulity. Pale gold colour with green reflections, the nose offers notes of menthol, citrus and minerality. The flavour is full with a good 'attack' and refrehing citrus acidity. It is long in the mouth. [read on...]


£13.85  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: France Region: Loire-Atlantique Code: 82094

Pouilly-Vinzelles Les Quarts 2012

A delicious Macon from the superior Les Quarts vineyard in Vinzelles with a classic bouquet of citrus (pink grapefuit) acacia and honey. The palate is rich and aromatic with nuances of apricot and grapefruit with undertone flavours of almond, hazelnut, honey,quince and toast - just starting to evolve with bottle age. A full ample flavour completed with classic minerality. [read on...]


£14.55  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2012 Color: white Country: France Code: 80044

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