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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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

Chablis Malandes 2015

Typical expression of Chablis. Wonderful floral aromas of green apples and pears with a full crisp supple flavour expressing classic minerality from the special Kimmieridgeau soil. Balanced, round and elegant. [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: France Code: 82572

Chablis Malandes Vieilles Vignes Tour du Roy 06

The Marchives have a plot of 50 year old vines close to Grand Crû Vaudesir which they call 'Tour du Roy' With above average consentration and quality for its price this is a very fine typical minerally Chablis with just the slightest touch of oak to add complexity and a hint of citrus [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2006 Color: Country: France Region: Chablis Code: 68601

Chablis Vieille Vignes Tour du Roy 06

The Marchives have a plot of 50 year old vines close to Grand Cru Vaudesir which they named 'Tour du Roy' 50% of the wine is matured in French oak barrels and then blended with the unoaked 50%. The wine is profound and minerally in flavour with delicious fruit, expressive of the Kimmeridgien chalk terroir of the area. The very gentle oak adds a wonderful complexity. [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2006 Color: white Country: France Code: 70748

Chablis,Grand Cru Moutonne 1997 Long-Depaquit

La Moutonne is the name used for wine from a 2. 35 hectare parcel of wine which forms part of Preuse and Vaudesir. 1996 vintage to follow. [read on...]


Vintage: 1997 Color: unspecifie Country: France Region: Chablis Code: 45891

Chacayes 2003 Malbec

During the mid 1990s Lurton planted a vineyard especially for the production of exceptional wines on the high plateaus of the Andes. The location had all the qualities Lurton was looking for; poor soil made up of gravel, sand and volcanic dust, a cool climate owing to the high altitude (over 3000 feet) and pure water for irrigation. They are now starting to reap the benefits of this exceptional investment. This wine is dark bright plum colour, showing lots of glycerine extract. The nose is immediately attractive with high quality oak scents mixed with ripe fruit. The aromas of black cherries and bitter chocolate are associated with low cropped Malbec. Fresh sweet and well integarated chocolate and roasted coffee bean flavours on the palate with good lively acidity balancing the richness of fruit. Long and spicy finish, with finely integrated oak and tight ripe tannins indicating a long life ahead. A truly great wine. [read on...]


A B V: 14.5% Vintage: 2003 Color: red Country: Argentina Region: Mendoza Code: 66151

Chambolle-Musigny 1994 Taupenot-Merme

Excellent ripeness and seductive plumpness. Raspberries and spice intermingle. A long finish. [read on...]


A B V: 13% Vintage: 1994 Color: red Country: France Region: Burgundy Code: 44883

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru,Combe d`Orveau 1996

Good deep colour with rich fruit aromas. A wine of great stature and style with feminine elegance. [read on...]


A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 1996 Color: unspecifie Country: France Code: 44988

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