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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Ch. Vieux Parc Traditional l

A deliciously complex flavour from Roussanne Vermentino, white Grenache and dry Muscat used to produce this interesting dry wine. It is full-bodied and ideally suited to complement selected dishes - chicken in cream sauce, white fish in sauce and veal. [read on...]


A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 2012 Color: white Country: France Code: 78940 Villelongue Cremant de Limoux Brut 09

Made upo of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin Blanc and 10% Pinot Noir grown on the favourable Coteaux de Villelongue. Pale with a delicate mousse it has a serious intense bouquet of white flowers, fruit jam, citrus and honey which follow on to the palate which is rich and complex with a rare harmony. Mautre and delicious. Ideal as an aperitif or with noble fish. Awarded 3*** in Hachette. [read on...]


A B V: 12% Vintage: 2009 Color: white Country: France Code: 76421

Chablis 1er Crû Côte de Lechet 2015

This excellent Chablis support the argument that top quality 1er Crus are more typical of Chablis than the more expensive Grand Cru's. It is young, unoaked and shows rich lively fruits of citrus, white flowers and white peaches. It has complexity and depth of flavour and offers a very fine glass of Chablis indeed. [read on...]


A B V: 13% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: France Code: 82580

Chablis 1er Crû Mont du Milieu 2014

Produced from vines grown on Kimmeridgeau limestone on south facing slopes. It is made up of 50% produced exclusively in stainless steel tanks and 50% having had brief exposure in fine French oak barrels which has added to its complexity. Full of excellent fruit with a persistent clean long flavour. this 1er Cru makes a welcome maiden addition to our list. [read on...]


A B V: 13% Vintage: 2014 Color: white Country: France Code: 82616

Chablis 1er Crû Vau de Vey 2014

A super Chablis from the superior 1er Cru Vau de Vey vineyards. Flavoursome, dry with full flavour and a good length. [read on...]


A B V: 13% Vintage: 2014 Color: white Country: France Code: 82607

Chablis Domaine de Corresse 2011

A new addition to the Geoffroy listings and what a wonderful wine. Racy, rich and packed with fruit,round, full and with a clean long finish. There is a mouthwatering crispness to this delicious wine with flavours of Hachette Coup de Coeur 2014 [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2011 Color: white Country: France Code: 79966

Chablis Geoffroy 2013

Classic Chablis from a top prducer. Pale gold with green reflections. It has a rich, ripe, very floral bouquet following on to fruity aromas and suave scents. The palate is rich, powerful and full of minerality, well- structured with nuances of citrus and Granny Smith apples. [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2013 Color: white Country: France Code: 79975

Chablis Grand Cr and ucirc: Vaudesir 2003 G.M.

Arguably the best of the seven Chablis Grand Crûs, profound and distinguished. Full and minerally, rich and very classy. Great Chablis. [read on...]


A B V: 13% Vintage: 2003 Color: white Country: France Region: Chablis Code: 65674

Chablis Malandes 2012

Typical expression of Chablis. Wonderful youthful fresh fruit on the bouquet, especially grapefruit and white peaches, and a fullm crisp, supple flavour with classic minera;ity from the special kimmeridgian terroir, and nice, lively round finish. [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2012 Color: white Country: France Code: 79992

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